Ulcinj Albanians demand centuries olive groves Yugoslavia stole them in 1978

Ulcinj Albanians demand centuries olive groves Yugoslavia stole them in 1978
View from the air of Valdanos

 Ulcinj citizens gathered in a meeting Thursday night to demand their centuries olive groves in Valdanos, a coastal area with fabulous beauty and tourism.

Historically this area has been the property of 204 Albanian families living in Ulcinj, but in 1978 this area was nationalized by the Yugoslav government, for military reasons, although it was never used as such.

Montenegrin state used this area for the production of the olive oil and finally the Montenegrin government has stated that will not give back the olive grove to Albanian owners. According to Ulcinj Mayor Nazif Cungu, the government can allow the owners only to use the groves, but residents require the property to be completely given to them.

"It is a very old property, it is our culture as Albanians. These are about 2 thousand years olive trees. Our stay is these olive trees to be given back to us without compromise," said Nazif Cungu, Mayor of Ulcinj.

While Genc Nimanbegu, Albanian deputy in the Parliament of Montenegro, claims that he has threatened to live the coalition if the Montenegrin government does not return the property to the real owners.

"It continues a legal battle for the return of this property because the Municipal Assembly of Ulcinj has taken a decision which legally support the owners. Should be constructed a legal tusk force, in order this property to be legally given back" said Genc Nimanbegu, Albanian deputy in the Parliament of Montenegro.

Meanwhile, the owners of Valdanos said they would pursue every legal way, including protests until their property be returned back.

Ulcinj Albanians demand centuries olive groves Yugoslavia stole them in 1978 Ulcinj Albanians demand centuries olive groves Yugoslavia stole them in 1978 Saturday, September 17, 2016 Rating: 5
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