The center of the 'Vetëvendosje' political movement, registered a few weeks ago at the court in Tirana, he opposed the visit of the Serbian president, Aleksander Vučić, to the Albanian capital.
The movement, through a press release, stated that the Serbian president is not welcome in Tirana. The statement comes following the news received of Vučić's visit to Albania for 8 and 9 in May, when he will meet with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini.
Furthermore, 'Vetëvendosje' announces that the leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Milorad Dodik, will also be present in Tirana, who has always had anti-Albanian positions in his political career.
The press release
"Vučić is not welcome in Albania.
[...] We recall that Aleksander Vučić was Minister of the Milosevic government during the Kosovo war. That Vučić has remained the same, as shown by a statement he made a short time ago in which he said that Milosevic was a great leader.
He and his political class systematically continue to deny the massacres that took place in Kosovo. Vučić and Serbia have never apologized for their crimes, they still do not recognize Kosovo's independence, they have never punished any criminal for 20.000 rapes against Kosovar women during the war, they have never paid for war damage, not have returned the stolen cultural artifacts and continue to trample the political and cultural rights of the Albanians in Presheve, Medvegje and Bujanoc.
[...] The center of the 'Vetëvendosje' movement in Albania urges the institutions of the Republic of Albania to immediately and publicly clarify what the guests of Tirana will be the 8 and the 9 May and what the issues that will be discussed will be. [...] If Vučić comes to visit Tirana, together or without his extremist political brother, Dodik, a civil reaction will be inevitable at that point"- reads the press release.
'Vetëvendosje' was founded as a street movement in the 2005 in order to oppose any international involvement in the internal affairs of Kosovo.
It later became a real political party, becoming an important force in the Kosovo parliamentary elections in the 2017, receiving the 27% of popular consent.
The party, led by Albin Kurti, has long opposed the dialogue with Serbia on the normalization of relations and has promised to hold a referendum on the unification of Albania in the event of a government takeover.
However, this trend has not been confirmed in Albania as the nationalist parties have not been successful in the elections. The party 'Kuq e Zi', for example, arrived at a very modest 0,6% during the 2013 elections, before finally disappearing from the political scene.
Despite this, historically, Albanian political leaders - first Sali Berisha and then Edi Rama - have used the nationalism charter as a means to gather votes during their election campaigns.
The former leader of the Democratic party, at the time, had promised the Albanian passport to all Kosovar citizens while, more recently, the prime minister promised to open the borders at the border points between the two countries.
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