Sunday, February 07, 2010

“Skopje 2014” project-ethnical, religious provocation

The present government will beat the responsibility for possible unpredictable ethnical and religious tension. “Skopje 2014” project is a provocation towards Albanians and the other communities. These were the comments of the Albanians non-governmental organizations and associations and of political parties of the Albanian political bloc in Macedonia after the new urbanization plan for Skopje was announced, Macedonian Utrinski vesnik writes.
After in has become clear there is no place at Skopje’s center square for Burmali mosque or any other project, mark of Albanian minority and history is seems the tension among Albanians is growing.
Civil association “Wake up”, supported by about 20 Albanian non-governmental organizations has discussed Friday “Skopje 2014” project, threatening that if the government does not withdraw the project, the association will called for Islamic and Catholic societies to boycott the world religious conference, scheduled for May in Skopje. According to the “Wake up” this project has been the last straw that has broken the camel’s back.
Democratic Union for the integration has also made a statement on the project. Ermira Mehmeti said only one monument is missing at the square-a wall to mark formally the border between the Albanians and Macedonians.

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