Albania

  • BIRN Albania Slates Call to Restore Libel as Crime

    "We think the current legislation (on the media) is sufficient. Albanians are suffering from the lack of freedom, not its abundance," BIRN stated....
  • Mass Migration: What Is Driving the Balkan Exodus?

    More than a third of all asylum-seekers arriving in Germany come from Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. Young, poor and disillusioned with their home countries, they are searching for a better future. But almost none of them will be allowed to stay....
  • Germany tries to deter Balkan migrants

    Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro do not have this status and Germany’s federal migration office said the number of asylum-seekers from those countries had grown by 515 percent in 2014 from the previous year — THE Frontliner...
  • "EU has isolated Kosovo with the visa regime" said Albanian PM

    Prime Minister Rama declared the unification of the Albanian people comes through the EU. For the first time, Rama criticized the EU and declared that they are isolating Kosovo with the visa regime....
  • Freedom of Press under-attack of the Albania's PM

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has scored another act of arrogance against the media and freedom of expression targeting his national press in Brussels. His anti-media commitment was done in the heart of Europe-Brussels, where freedom of expression, the rules of democracy and separation of powers are fundamental values ​​for...
  • UEFA INDULGES ANTI-ALBANIAN RACISM IN SERBIA

    I don’t want to introduce my letter with any hurtful word considering your reluctance to condemn the anti-Albanian racism displayed by Serbian fans. It is regrettable to see that a reputable institution like UEFA, which is supposed to be impartial in its judgments gives unstinting support to Serbia, in...
  • Pope says Albania is a model of religious harmony

    The former Communist country, which was once declared the world’s first “atheist state”, was an example to the the world, said the pontiff. In his first trip to a Muslim-majority country, Pope Francis held up Albania as a model of religious harmony compared to the sectarian savagery sweeping across...
  • Pope Visits Albania

    Pope Francis will travel to the capital of Albania on Sunday, meeting with political and religious leaders. According to Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, the pope’s trip to Albania will be his fourth international voyage and his first trip to a European country outside of...
  • What if Albania had become the Jewish state?

    The idea was broached by a British Zionist journalist, Leo Elton, who traveled to Albania in 1935. In 1935, British Zionist journalist Leo Elton traveled to Albania, apparently at his own initiative, to see if it would be possible to establish a Jewish national entity there. It seems the...