Macedonia getting "clean" from Albanians.
After the postponement of the census, the Macedonian authorities
found the formula for lowering the number of Albanians in Macedonia.
Namely, a great number of Albanians that are temporarily working abroad
are forced to renounce their Macedonian citizenship. This happens after
the Ministry of Interior sent a letter to all border crossings five
months ago demanding the border officials not to allow the citizens with
dual citizenships to cross the border if they do not possess a
Macedonian passport. Newspaper Koha alarmed about few such cases when
Albanians with dual citizenship were not allowed to leave the country
with an American, Swiss or another European passport. They were forced
to return and take out a Macedonian passport in order to leave the
country. However, most of them could only realize their right to
Macedonian passport if they submitted the passport they have from
another country. In this case, it is worth mentioning that in the
Macedonian pass-port, their place of living is replaced with the place
of living that is written in the foreign pass-port. Automatically they
are erased from the Macedonian registry and as of this moment they are
seen as citizens from the country of the other passport. These
procedures, which are not contested by a single Albanian party in the
country, have unofficially forced around 20,000 Albanians to renounce
the Macedonian citizen-ship. Another tactic is also being implemented.
Namely, the Macedonian border officials do not allow Albanians to enter
the country with a Macedonian passport if they arrive with vehicles that
are purchased abroad. These rules, according to the Ministry of
Interior, are based on the Law on Citizenship, which reads that
"the Macedonian laws apply for persons with dual citizenship."
Orhan Ibraimi, PDSH MP said that they are collecting information from
the migrant workers regarding this "apartheid politics" who
main goal is erasing Albanians from the registry of resident citizens of
"These measures are not an isolated phenomenon and their goal
is reducing the number of Albanians in the country. The fact regarding
the complete silence of BDI is astonishing, which is also being an
accomplice in this genocide," Ibraimi said.
Izet Zeqiri from PDSH said that BDI goes along with this silent
genocide instead of presenting the Diaspora with economic integration