The entry in the Albanian government’s gazette regarding the arbitrary nationalization of land belonging to Greek families in Heimarra, has caused Athens’ severe reaction.

Following a severe message from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Tirana, regarding the prerequisite for the neighboring country to fully respect the rights of Greek expatriates, the gazette entry was removed from the relevant website.

However, this does not mean the revocation of the law passed by the Albanian Parliament, according to Greek diplomatic sources, who added that ” “It remains to be seen whether this move was the first step towards the complete recall of unacceptable decisions targeting the Greek minority and its property, irreparably undermining Albania’s European perspective of Albania.”