Albanian Embassy to Belgrade website hacked due to violation of national symbols

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times February 11, 2019 19:06

Albanian Embassy to Belgrade website hacked due to violation of national symbols

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  • The Albanian foreign ministry’s decision to change the black two-headed eagle - also on display at the websites of the Albanian embassies to Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom - was reported as “unconstitutional” by opposition MPs during parliament on Thursday.

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TIRANA, Feb. 11 – The website of the Albanian Embassy to Serbia was hacked by Anonymous Albania on Monday because the website was displaying a white two-headed eagle on a red background instead of the constitutional black one.

The Albanian foreign ministry’s decision to change the black two-headed eagle – also on display at the websites of the Albanian embassies to Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – was reported as “unconstitutional” by opposition MPs during parliament on Thursday.

“The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania uses a white eagle on the national flag! Scandalous and shameful act and a grave insult to national symbols, as well as a flagrant violation of the Constitution and the law,” opposition MP Luan Rama wrote on Facebook, referring to Article 14, Act 2 and 3 of the constitution.

It is there said that “the national flag is red with a black two-headed eagle in its middle.”

 

It is unclear what the purpose of the change is at a time when the foreign ministry is at a transitional phase where the foreign minister decreed by President Ilir Meta is Prime Minister Edi Rama, who delegated his competencies to deputy minister Gent Cakaj.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times February 11, 2019 19:06