Italian Attitude Towards the Albanian Issue: Albania's Southern Border at the Conference of Ambassadors in London 1912-1913

Xhilda Shuka


This paper aims to analyze the overall attitude of Italy on Albanian issue and in particular the determination of the southern border with Greece in the Conference of Ambassadors in London 1912-1913. The problem of the South Albania and setting of the borders with Greece have implicated as the Balkan states, but also the great powers, like Italy. Italy had politico-strategic interests on Albania, which cross the boundaries of this area. They could not allow the establishment of Greeks on the coast in front of Corfu being a threat to the safety of the Italian state. The issue of Southern Albania connected to solving the Aegean problem or the islands of Dodekanez; unraveling the great Italian interest on Southern Albania. Italian attitude in determining the Greek-Albanian border was in line with the attitude of Austria-Hungary, by creating a common front against the unfair expansionist aims of Greek to Southern Albania (Northern Epirus).

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p325

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