Novosti: The West is silent while "Greater Albania" is being built on a large scale

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Source: Gazeta Express

While every form of cooperation between Belgrade and Banja Luka is frowned upon and Serbia criticized for that, the western power centers remain deaf and mute to the latest open presentation of the Pristina and Tirana plans to erase the existing borders and fulfill the dream of a "Greater Albania", Serbian newspaper Novosti reported.

No one from European countries, neither Brussels nor Washington, spoke out regarding the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Albania's independence that took place in the context of Greater Albanian political decorum, which was planned in detail.

First, on Sunday, November 27, a joint session of the Albanian and Kosovo parliaments was held in Tirana, and Prime Ministers Edi Rama and Albin Kurti sent joint messages about the "struggle for a common home for all Albanians". Then, yesterday, the building of the Assembly of Kosovo was illuminated with the color of the Albanian flag, and Kurti, together with President Vjosa Osmani, Speaker of the Parliament Glauk Konjufca, and Albanian officials, attended the raising of the Albanian flag on the Flag Square in Valona, on the occasion of the Albanian national Flag Day holiday, which is celebrated on November 28.

The President of Albania, Bajram Begaj, continued to "poke his finger" in Belgrade's eye, saying that "Albania will be the voice of Kosovo whenever necessary".

"We have an obligation towards our Albanian brothers in Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Presevo Valley, and in the diaspora, to fulfill our sacred and national obligations," Begaj said.

There was no shortage of provocations in the south of central Serbia either. On the building of the Bujanovac municipality and the National Council of the Albanian Minority headquarters, Albanian symbols also appeared. The President of Bujanovac Municipality, Nagip Arifi, personally placed the Albanian flag on the balcony above the entrance to the Municipal Administration, which was greeted with applause by councilors and officials of the ruling Albanian majority.

The former head of diplomacy, Vladislav Jovanovic, said for "Novosti" that all that was part of the policy of rounding up constant pressure on Serbia – to weaken it psychologically, to weaken its will and belief that it would be able to keep Kosovo.

"On one side, Kurti is constantly provoking Serbia to run into the so-called gray zone and react more harshly to provocations. On the other side, the West is pushing a mysterious plan for Kosovo, hinting at an end of the situation, i.e. the admission of Kosovo to the United Nations and the completion of the negotiation process on the normalization of the relations at the beginning of next year. However, those are hasty acts because, according to all international postulates and norms, Kosovo is not an independent state but an integral part of Serbia, which joined the UN as Kosovo and Metohija. The West is silent on all this because they and Albania and the so-called Kosovo are leading the same game of depleting Serbia. It suits their strategy to make our country as small as possible. That's why they don't mind Greater Albanian aspirations, but they do mind any closeness between Serbia and Republic of Srpska, for which they consider that they have placed it as ownership of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and thus annulled its right to self-determination," Jovanovic said.

Due to the display of the Albanian flag, the police have been filing misdemeanor charges for years against Mustafa, employees and directors of public institutions, who were fined for violating the Law on the design and use of the coat-of-arms, flag and anthem of the Republic of Serbia. According to the Law on National Minorities, communities are allowed to use national symbols, but not identical to the symbols of the home country.