Macedonia's Skopje Police Brace for More Ethnic Violence
Police in the Macedonian capital Skopje are on the alert following reports that inter-ethnic tensions might lead to another weekend of violence.
Last Sunday, ethnic Albanians and Slavs clashed at Skopsko Kale - Skopje's fortress - over diverging views whether a church must be built there or not.
The fight, involving knives and stones, left seven people injured, one of them a policeman.
Reports have it that this Saturday both supporters and opposers will gather at the Kale to state their position. Police have been deployed in large numbers all around Skopje, with a special concentration on the fortress.
Ethnic Albanians have opposed the construction of the Christian temple in the Kale, saying this is an insult to their minority. Christian Slavic Macedonians on their part have argued that there is no reason that the church be not built.
It is claimed that last week activists from the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, including high-profile politicians, have actually demolished the building under construction.
Saturday Macedonian Minister of Interior Gordana Jankulovska stated the police will act without hesitation should there be new attempts for violence.
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according to statistics (well, Greek statistics) you are right regarding the working time. Greeks seem to have the longest working time in Europe and are amongst the least productive workers not only in Europe. Not exactly a proof that they work very hard because the outcome is so poor.
As for the immigrants in Greece: hundreds of thousands are contrary to what you say legally in Greece. The service sector in Greece depends to almost 100% on foreigners. Greek economy would completely collapse were it not for the work of these Albanians, Macedonians, Bulgarians who do all kind of jobs for which the Greeks seem to be to lazy.
And it is also in a way revealing that you speak about the Greeks 'having them on a short leash'. Just as if these people were slaves or animals. Very revealing and typical for the Greek mentatilty of today. Arrogant towards those who really keep the Greek economy going and whose work the people of creative accountants and statisticians base their wealth (as far as the European taxpayer is not bailing them out).
Statisically speaking DrFaust Greeks work the longest hours in Europe.
Apparently all of Europe is drinking from the same koulay as the Greeks.
As for the Albanians and the rest of the illegals they don't do any meaning work in Greece apart from all the crapy jobs. I've been to Greece the Greeks have them all on a short leash.
When refering to the workplace and let's be fair the Greeks are 99% of white collar, school teachers, taxi drivers,doctors etc etc.
I not saying that there have not been massive rorts in Greece I'm just trying to explain roles people have in Greek society.
"In Greece it would the Albanians pinned to the wall."
I doubt that. Who would do all the work in Greece if you would 'pin to the wall' those on which you depend completely?? We all know that the non-Greeks (mainly the Albanians) are doing the work in Greece.
I don't know what the fuss is all about. In Greece we have assimilated with the Albanians by marrying the women and in time the Greece population will be 100% fully Hellenized. We can still claim that we are as great as Ancient Greece but much more broke