Albania

Country Albania
Capital Tirana
Continent Europe
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Languages Albanian

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Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, there have been claims of electoral fraud in every one of Albania's post-communist elections. In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges to reduce crime and corruption, promote economic growth, and decrease the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly transition of power, was considered an important step forward. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, the country is still one of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure.

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  1. Albanian Daily News  albaniandailynews.com
  2. EU border guards start Albania migration watch  Reuters
  3. EU’s Frontex deploys border guard teams in Albania  Washington Post
  4. Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos in Albania at the official launch of first ever joint operation outside the EU  EU News
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EU's Frontex border force deploys teams to Albania to halt migrants - Deutsche WelleEU's Frontex border force deploys teams to Albania to halt migrants  Deutsche Welle

The EU's border protection agency has deployed teams to Albania to support police there in stopping illegal immigration. This is Frontex's first mission outside ...



Albania protests: Petrol bombs hurled at PM's office - BBC NewsAlbania protests: Petrol bombs hurled at PM's office  BBC News

There have been anti-government demonstrations in the country for the last three months.



Albanian Protesters Throw Firebombs, Seek Early Elections - VOA NewsAlbanian Protesters Throw Firebombs, Seek Early Elections  VOA News

Albanian protesters threw firebombs at the police Monday evening, and the supporters of opposition parties gathered in the capital, Tirana, to ask for the ...



FT: EU to unlock its doors for North Macedonia and Albania to prevent possible disorder in the WB - European Western BalkansFT: EU to unlock its doors for North Macedonia and Albania to prevent possible disorder in the WB  European Western Balkans

LONDON – The EU should reward North Macedonia and Albania with the start of accession talks at the June Summit, otherwise, it would spread disorder across ...



Honorary Albanians: Jumping the Queue into Europe - Balkan InsightHonorary Albanians: Jumping the Queue into Europe  Balkan Insight

A growing number of Kosovars are seeking 'honorary' Albanian citizenship, some for prestige, others as a route to visa-free travel in Europe or to visit the dozens ...



How Alabama’s new abortion law echoes Communist Albania’s extreme abortion ban - Washington PostHow Alabama’s new abortion law echoes Communist Albania’s extreme abortion ban  Washington Post

Alabama's new near-total abortion ban, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, calls upon history at length. Its text notes that there have been 50 million ...



MLS Innovation expands into Albania | Business - www.ekathimerini.comMLS Innovation expands into Albania | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

MLS Innovation on Friday announced its entry into Albania.



The road signs that stirred up Albania-Greece relations yet again - Global VoicesThe road signs that stirred up Albania-Greece relations yet again  Global Voices

Roads signs in the south of Albania, with the Greek language coming first followed by Albanian. Photo: Protothema. Fair use. On May 5, Albanian authorities ...



Families of Victims of Communist Albania Call for ‘Decommunization’ - The Epoch TimesFamilies of Victims of Communist Albania Call for ‘Decommunization’  The Epoch Times

Today with the wide use of social media, the display of the communist symbols has become even more prevalent.



Albania to establish energy bourse to liberalise electricity market - bne IntelliNewsAlbania to establish energy bourse to liberalise electricity market  bne IntelliNews

Albania is set to establish its first energy stock exchange as part of the government's plans to liberalise the electricity market, the infrastructure ministry said on ...



Albania picks consultant for supervision of Pogradec-Tushemisht road project - SeeNewsAlbania picks consultant for supervision of Pogradec-Tushemisht road project  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), May 21 (SeeNews) – The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) said on Tuesday it has selected local company Transport Highway Consulting ...



Maltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary - ReutersMaltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - Zhaku, Lenci and Bobby, three lions whose miserable plight in a private Albanian zoo stirred uproar and led the Albanian government to ...



Albanian opposition blocks roads in push for snap polls - ReutersAlbanian opposition blocks roads in push for snap polls  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - Several thousand supporters of Albania's opposition parties blocked national roads in a dozen towns on Thursday evening, the latest in ...



WATCH: Petrol bombs thrown at Albania PM's office - News24WATCH: Petrol bombs thrown at Albania PM's office  News24

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at government buildings as supporters of Albania's Democratic Party-led opposition demonstrated on the streets of Tirana on ...



Mitsotakis meets ethnic Greeks from Albania | News - www.ekathimerini.comMitsotakis meets ethnic Greeks from Albania | News  www.ekathimerini.com

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his support on Friday for the rights of the Greek ethnic minority in Albania in a meeting with its ...



Renaming of North Macedonia a rare Balkan diplomatic success - Financial TimesRenaming of North Macedonia a rare Balkan diplomatic success  Financial Times

Accord over Former Yugoslav Republic highlights crucial role of Greece in region's stability.



Indiscriminate use of tear gas against against citizens, journalists in Albania - The Shift NewsIndiscriminate use of tear gas against against citizens, journalists in Albania  The Shift News

Anti-government protests continued last night in Tirana where citizens have been demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, since February.



Roth: Albania deserves the opening of negotiations - European Western BalkansRoth: Albania deserves the opening of negotiations  European Western Balkans

BERLIN – Albania made progress on path to Europe and it deserves the opening of negotiations, stated the Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal ...



Life in Albania - Emerging EuropeLife in Albania  Emerging Europe

When most people think of Albania, they probably think of the Liam Neeson film Taken. Hollywood and the media have done a very good job at painting this ...



Kirstie Allsop responds to Graham Norton after the Eurovision host likened her to Albania's entry - HeartKirstie Allsop responds to Graham Norton after the Eurovision host likened her to Albania's entry  Heart

Eurovision host Graham Norton is known for his sassy comments and witty one-liners. So when he likened Location, Location, Location host, Kirstie Allsopp, ...



Albanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia's NATO base - Fox NewsAlbanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia's NATO base  Fox News

The Albanian army has reported that one of its soldiers was killed at a military base in Latvia during training exercises for a NATO mission in eastern Europe.



Universal Periodic Review 33: Albania - GOV.UKUniversal Periodic Review 33: Albania  GOV.UK

UK praised Albania's progress in implementing judicial reform and recommends that the police consistently identify victims of trafficking to ensure those ...



MLS expands to Albanian market - TelecompaperMLS expands to Albanian market  Telecompaper

Greek company MLS announced its entry on the Albanian market, the fourth foreign market it enters after Cyprus, Serbia and Bulgaria. MLS will offer its MLS ...



MEPs call on Albanian citizens to stay away from the violent acts - European Western BalkansMEPs call on Albanian citizens to stay away from the violent acts  European Western Balkans

BRUSSELS – In the light of protests which took place in Tirana on Saturday, EP rapporteur for Albania Knut Fleckenstein and Chair of the EP Committee of ...



Opposition parties in Albania form an alliance, announce boycott of local elections - European Western BalkansOpposition parties in Albania form an alliance, announce boycott of local elections  European Western Balkans

TIRANA – Democratic Party of Albania signed an agreement creating an opposition coalition with seven other parties, including the Socialist Movement for ...



Second Albanian soldier dies in Latvia / Article - Eng.Lsm.lvSecond Albanian soldier dies in Latvia / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

A second Albanian soldier has died of his injuries as a result of an accident that occurred in Latvia, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed.



Hahn: Commission will recommend opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia - European Western BalkansHahn: Commission will recommend opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia  European Western Balkans

DUSSELDORF – European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn expressed his confidence that the ...



CSOs urge EU not to postpone negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia - European Western BalkansCSOs urge EU not to postpone negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia  European Western Balkans

BELGRADE – Eighty five Western Balkan CSOs and several individuals have signed a petition to European Council President Donald Tusk, initiated by the ...



Serbian Defense Minister Sparks Controversy By Using Pejorative For Albanians - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySerbian Defense Minister Sparks Controversy By Using Pejorative For Albanians  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Among themselves, ethnic Albanians can say it, and often do. But a Serbian minister has crossed a line by using a slang word referring to them.



Albanian lions rescued from 'Europe's worst zoo' set to wake up in new home at Dutch big cat centre - Daily MailAlbanian lions rescued from 'Europe's worst zoo' set to wake up in new home at Dutch big cat centre  Daily Mail

The animals were seized from a private animal park in southern Albania where they were malnourished and kept in shocking conditions.



Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs New Offset Housing in Albania - ArchDailyStefano Boeri Architetti Designs New Offset Housing in Albania  ArchDaily

Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed a new offset multi-family housing complex in Albania. In conjunction with the opening of a new studio in Tirana, Boeri ...



Jonida Maliqi sings 'Ktheju tokës' in Albania's first rehearsal - Eurovision.tvJonida Maliqi sings 'Ktheju tokës' in Albania's first rehearsal  Eurovision.tv

The first rehearsal of Jonida Maliqi's 'Ktheju tokës' for Albania has taken place at Expo Tel Aviv in Israel for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.



Photo gallery: Jonida Maliqi is back with Albania's 'Ktheju tokës' - Eurovision.tvPhoto gallery: Jonida Maliqi is back with Albania's 'Ktheju tokës'  Eurovision.tv

Albanian delegate Jonida Maliqi ran her second rehearsal of 'Ktheju Tokës' on stage at Expo Tel Aviv alongside her 3 backing singers. Jonida will deliver her ...



INTERVIEW: 2019 to be year of truth for Albania's new securities exchange - bne IntelliNewsINTERVIEW: 2019 to be year of truth for Albania's new securities exchange  bne IntelliNews

Albania's new stock exchange, the Albanian Securities Exchange (ALSE), has racked up a year of trading in government paper and is poised to start accepting ...



Albania May Finally Accept Atrocities of Former Communist Regime by Identifying Victim Remains - News18Albania May Finally Accept Atrocities of Former Communist Regime by Identifying Victim Remains  News18

The victims of the killings were political opponents, religious believers or regular citizens reported for.



Bertolucci film festival concludes in Albania - Gulf NewsBertolucci film festival concludes in Albania  Gulf News

A film festival dedicated to late film director Bernardo Bertolucci at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tirana, the capital of Albania, wound up with the screening of his ...



What's Not To Love About Floating Solar Farms? - CleanTechnicaWhat's Not To Love About Floating Solar Farms?  CleanTechnica

May 13th, 2019 by Tina Casey. A new floating solar farm in Albania crossed the CleanTechnica radar last month, and going by the comment thread it appears ...



Albania-EU accord on border management comes into force - InfoMigrantsAlbania-EU accord on border management comes into force  InfoMigrants

An agreement between the European Union and Albania to manage the country's borders has officially come into force. Agents from the EU border agency ...



IMF tells Albania to boost revenue, improve debt management - ReutersIMF tells Albania to boost revenue, improve debt management  Reuters

TIRANA (Reuters) - An International Monetary Fund team urged Albania on Monday to strengthen its revenue base, improve debt management by issuing ...



Arbitrage Case Between Becchetti and Albanian Government Settled - Exit - Explain AlbaniaArbitrage Case Between Becchetti and Albanian Government Settled  Exit - Explain Albania

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has concluded the arbitrage case opened by Italian entrepreneur Francesco Becchetti ...



Terror suspect wanted in Italy arrested in Albania - The Local ItalyTerror suspect wanted in Italy arrested in Albania  The Local Italy

Police have arrested a 28-year old man in Albania following a request from Italy where he is sought for "terrorist activities".



Study visits to support the judicial reform in Albania (SEJ II Action) - Council of EuropeStudy visits to support the judicial reform in Albania (SEJ II Action)  Council of Europe

On 7 May 2019, a CEPEJ study visit was organised in Strasbourg for representatives of the new High Judicial Council, Courts and the School of Magistrates on ...



US Gives 3 Black Hawk Helicopters to Albania Military - Military.comUS Gives 3 Black Hawk Helicopters to Albania Military  Military.com

Helicopters are part of a U.S. support package for Albania, which joined NATO in 2009.



Stamford men extradited from Albania face serious federal drug charges - The AdvocateStamford men extradited from Albania face serious federal drug charges  The Advocate

STAMFORD — Two Stamford men extradited from Albania, along with another city man, were arraigned on federal charges in Bridgeport Wednesday for ...



Greek Foreign Minister Upset Albania Squeezing Ethnic Greeks - The National HeraldGreek Foreign Minister Upset Albania Squeezing Ethnic Greeks  The National Herald

After Albania backed away from a plan to seize the homes of ethnic Greeks in the Himara region, the government said it would remove bilingual signs from ...



Malaysia just below UAE, Albania in 'Islamicity' index, but New Zealand beat them all | Malaysia - Malay MailMalaysia just below UAE, Albania in 'Islamicity' index, but New Zealand beat them all | Malaysia  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ? Malaysia is ranked the third highest-ranking Muslim-majority country in this year's global Islamicity Index which measures a ...



Albania opposition blocks highways in its anti-govt protest - Fox NewsAlbania opposition blocks highways in its anti-govt protest  Fox News

TIRANA, Albania – Albanian opposition members have blocked national highways in their latest protest of a government they accuse of being corrupt and linked ...



Protestors throw petrol bombs at govt buildings in Albania - Herald SunProtestors throw petrol bombs at govt buildings in Albania  Herald Sun

Anti-government protestors in Albania have thrown petrol bombs at government buildings. Prime Minister Edi Rama's office was targeted by the rioters, who ...



3 lions still trapped at Albanian zoo | Cape Times - Independent Online3 lions still trapped at Albanian zoo | Cape Times  Independent Online

Animal welfare organisation Four Paws says its efforts to rescue 3 lions from unsuitable conditions in Albania have been blocked by local authorities.



Why Albanian Artists Are Having a Moment On the Charts - BillboardWhy Albanian Artists Are Having a Moment On the Charts  Billboard

On Dec. 8, 2018, Bebe Rexha tweeted a photo of herself and Dua Lipa captioned: “Two Albanian girls nominated for 2 Grammys. To all the Albanian girls and all ...



Albanian JV wins 377 mln leks (3 mln euro) tender for Pogradec-Tushemisht road upgrade - SeeNewsAlbanian JV wins 377 mln leks (3 mln euro) tender for Pogradec-Tushemisht road upgrade  SeeNews

TIRANA (Albania), May 21 (SeeNews) – The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) said it has selected local joint venture 4 A-M & Garden Line as the winner in a ...



Anti-government protesters in Albania hurl petrol bombs at PM's office - Irish TimesAnti-government protesters in Albania hurl petrol bombs at PM's office  Irish Times

Anti-government protesters in Albania target Edi Rama's office, calling for his resignation over electoral fraud and corruption allegations. Opposition parties have ...



Air Albania launches flights from new Istanbul airport - Hurriyet Daily NewsAir Albania launches flights from new Istanbul airport  Hurriyet Daily News

Albania's first national airline company- a joint venture with Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines- started flights on April 26 from Istanbul Airport, the city's new ...



Tel Aviv Live: Rehearsals go on with Russia, Albania and Norway - esctoday.comTel Aviv Live: Rehearsals go on with Russia, Albania and Norway  esctoday.com

Eurovision news 2019: It's Day 7 in Tel Aviv, which marks the second rehersals of the second half of the second semi-final. 9 countries will take to the stage of ...



Why Is the U.S. Providing Aid to Albania’s Cannabis Eradication Campaign? - Cannabis NowWhy Is the U.S. Providing Aid to Albania’s Cannabis Eradication Campaign?  Cannabis Now

Things have moved fast this month in U.S. relations with Albania, Europe's poorest nation, and cannabis is at the center of the flurry. At the start of April, the U.S. ...



Tel Aviv Live: Albania takes to the stage to rehearse - esctoday.comTel Aviv Live: Albania takes to the stage to rehearse  esctoday.com

Eurovision news 2019: Rehearsals are now well and truly underway in the city of Tel Aviv, which will be hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Today sees ...



Students Organise National Protest for Wednesday - Exit - Explain AlbaniaStudents Organise National Protest for Wednesday  Exit - Explain Albania

Following the student protests that made global headlines in December, Albanian students have announced they are set to protest again. Yesterday, elected ...



Albanian Baker Targeted By Nationalists In Belgrade - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAlbanian Baker Targeted By Nationalists In Belgrade  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

An ethnic Albanian who owns two bakeries in Belgrade has had his businesses targeted by Serb nationalists after someone posted an old photo of his cousin ...



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40 Percent of Albanians Could Vote With Expired ID Cards - Exit - Explain Albania40 Percent of Albanians Could Vote With Expired ID Cards  Exit - Explain Albania

Up to 1.4 million Albanians could end up voting with expired ID cards in the June local elections. This is the number of ID cards issued in 2009, the first year of ...



Albanian pizza way to better understanding, says immigrant - New Zealand HeraldAlbanian pizza way to better understanding, says immigrant  New Zealand Herald

Immigrant believes food offers a slice of life from other cultures.



Samsung’s Galaxy Fit-e appears on Albanian website ahead of release - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.comSamsung’s Galaxy Fit-e appears on Albanian website ahead of release - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Back in February, Samsung announced several devices at its unpacked event including the Galaxy S10 trio, Galaxy Watch Active, as well as an entry-level...



Albanian murderer granted bail by judge ABSCONDS after Sajid Javid orders his extradition - ExpressAlbanian murderer granted bail by judge ABSCONDS after Sajid Javid orders his extradition  Express

EXCLUSIVE: A CONVICTED murderer on Interpol's most-wanted list is on the run after he was freed on bail while waiting for the Home Secretary to approve his ...



Deceased Albanian sergeant's body repatriated home / Article - Eng.Lsm.lvDeceased Albanian sergeant's body repatriated home / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

The body of the deceased Albanian Sergeant Zarife Hasanaj was repatriated to Albania May 9.



Ethnic Albanian votes will decide presidential elections in North Macedonia - Global VoicesEthnic Albanian votes will decide presidential elections in North Macedonia  Global Voices

This story originally appeared on Meta.mk News Agency, a project of Metamorphosis Foundation. An edited version is published below as part of a ...



Vetting Commission Suspends Opening New Cases - Exit - Explain AlbaniaVetting Commission Suspends Opening New Cases  Exit - Explain Albania

In a decision from May 7, 2019, the Independent Qualification Commission (KPK) has decided to cancel the opening of new dossiers in May, July, and ...



New Albanian Brewing Co. closing one of its locations - Louisville Business FirstNew Albanian Brewing Co. closing one of its locations  Louisville Business First

New Albanian Brewing Co. on Friday announced it would close one of its two locations in New Albany, Ind. NABC — co-owned by sisters Amy Baylor and Kate ...



New Albanian Brewing Company is closing its downtown spot to focus on other location - Courier JournalNew Albanian Brewing Company is closing its downtown spot to focus on other location  Courier Journal

New Albanian Brewing Company announced it will close its Bank Street Brewhouse in downtown New Albany May 25.



Albanian soldier still in intensive care after May 6 blast - Eng.Lsm.lvAlbanian soldier still in intensive care after May 6 blast  Eng.Lsm.lv

One Albanian soldier who was injured in a blast at the Adaži training grounds on May 6 has been discharged from the hospital, while the other one is still in ...



How one theatre tells the unfolding story of Albania's political crisis - TRT WorldHow one theatre tells the unfolding story of Albania's political crisis  TRT World

With Albania finding itself in the midst of a deepening political and social crisis, is there any way out of it?



Albania manhunt after gang target plane in '€10m heist' - BBC NewsAlbania manhunt after gang target plane in '€10m heist'  BBC News

A suspected gang leader was shot dead after a dramatic raid on an Austrian airlines plane on the runway at Tirana airport in Albania. Passengers waiting for the ...



Albanian jihadist killed by Syrian Army in northeast Latakia - AMN Al-Masdar NewsAlbanian jihadist killed by Syrian Army in northeast Latakia  AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed an Albanian jihadist that was fighting for Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham in northwestern Syria.



Albania Protesters Clash With Police at Rally Called by Opposition - The New York TimesAlbania Protesters Clash With Police at Rally Called by Opposition  The New York Times

TIRANA, Albania — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with the police at an anti-government rally on Saturday, calling for the resignation of ...



Longtime naturalist and Albanian Jim Fowler dies - WALBLongtime naturalist and Albanian Jim Fowler dies  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany native who became nationally renowned on “Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom” TV show in the 1960s, has died at 89.



EYF presentation in Albania - News 2019 - Council of EuropeEYF presentation in Albania - News 2019  Council of Europe

The EYF organised a presentation in Albania from 25 to 27 March for 30 representatives of local and national youth organisations.



Albanian, U.S - Department of DefenseAlbanian, U.S  Department of Defense

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met with Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the ...



Hoxha era ends in Albania – archive, 1985 - The GuardianHoxha era ends in Albania – archive, 1985  The Guardian

12 April 1985: The Balkan state Communist dictator Enver Hoxha dies after forty years of iron rule.



The tourism campaign “Be taken by Albania” invites "Taken" actor Liam Neeson to visit - QuartzThe tourism campaign “Be taken by Albania” invites "Taken" actor Liam Neeson to visit  Quartz

The campaign includes an appeal to “Taken” actor Liam Neeson to visit and be "taken" by the nation's natural beauty.



New Albanian Brewing Company closing downtown location - WHAS11.comNew Albanian Brewing Company closing downtown location  WHAS11.com

Officials announced on social media they will soon close their location on Bank Street.



Eurovision 2019: Graham Norton has fans in stitches with his catty remarks - Daily MailEurovision 2019: Graham Norton has fans in stitches with his catty remarks  Daily Mail

The Irish TV star, 56, had viewers in hysterics with his characteristically sarcastic analysis of the acts in Israel last night. Graham compared Albania's entry Jonida ...



Political divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears - Aljazeera.comPolitical divisions widen in Albania as EU decision nears  Aljazeera.com

Political divisions are deepening in Albania as the opposition steps up demonstrations against the Socialist government of Prime Minister Edi Rama, which it ...



In Albania, age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap - The Washington PostIn Albania, age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap  The Washington Post

As the crow flies — and Google Maps authoritatively confirmed — the coast was just a matter of miles away. An easy drive and we'd be lolling in the ...



Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights' - Aljazeera.comAlbania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'  Aljazeera.com

The Albanian government claimed the land last November in a decision not ratified by Parliament or signed by the president.



Albania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation - Aljazeera.comAlbania: Protesters call for PM Edi Rama's resignation  Aljazeera.com

When 20000 protesters tried to enter Albania's parliament, police responded with water cannons and tear gas.



Albania corruption: Demands grow for political clean-up - Aljazeera.comAlbania corruption: Demands grow for political clean-up  Aljazeera.com

What Albania's future will be is the question on people's minds, as the political process moves into uncharted waters.



Albanian protesters urge scandal-hit government to quit - The Irish TimesAlbanian protesters urge scandal-hit government to quit  The Irish Times

Prime minister Rama digs in and eyes EU accession talks as the West calls for calm.



Albania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row - BBC NewsAlbania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row  BBC News

Iran's ambassador to Tirana and another diplomat have been thrown out of Albania for "threatening the security of the country," officials say. Precise reasons for ...



Irresistible spirit: Albanian DJs are working tirelessly to put Tirana on the dance music map - MixmagIrresistible spirit: Albanian DJs are working tirelessly to put Tirana on the dance music map  Mixmag

Kiki La Rochelle, Rubin Beqo and Teelco are among a number of DJs and promoters building a scene in Albania's capital city.



Watch again: Anti-government protests in Albania - Euronews EnglishWatch again: Anti-government protests in Albania  Euronews English

Albania's opposition parties have called for *fresh* protests on Saturday in the country's capital, Tirana, to demand the government's resignation over claims of ...