19 NOVEMBER 1921, Page 3

The persistent report that the Serbs have invaded NorthEash Albania

and occupied a large area of Albanian territory is so far confirmed that the British Government have summoned the Council of the. League of Nations to meat and consider the matter. As Albania, like Serbia, is a member of the League, the Serbian invasion would appear to be a gross violation of the Covenant. The Serbs, it is said, contend that they are merely helping the Christian Mirdites to make good their " right of self-determination " against the Moslem Albanian Govern- ment at Tirana, who have been recognized by Great Britain and Italy. We should have thought that the Serbians, who have gained a vast increase of territory by the aid of the Allies, might well be content to leave little Albania alone.