Greece's Mitsotakis says Beleri's detainment could affect Albania's EU membership bid

17 Shtator 2023, 15:49Politics TEMA

Greece's Mitsotakis says Beleri's detainment could affect

The Greek PM, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday that the case concerning the elected ethnic Greek mayor of Himare, Fredi Beleri affects  bilateral relations with Albania and the progress the two countries have made so far.

Mitsotakis insisted once again that Beleri’s detainment is unlawful, while adding that he doesn’t agree with the way the Albanian judicial system is preventing him from being sworn in.

The Greek PM said this is a violation of international law and that this could have implications in Albania’s efforts to join the EU.

Meanwhile, the Greek conservative PM outlined the fact that he will continue to communicate with the Albanian PM, Edi Rama to find a solution on this situation.

Fredi Beleri was elected in the municipal elections of May 14 but has not been allowed to be sworn in as he was arrested for alleged vote-buying before the vote.

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