Albania

8 February 2016
Albanian Lawmakers Pass Logging Ban

Illegal and legal logging may have destroyed more than half the country’s forests since 1990, environmentalists say.

 
27 January 2016
Albanian Police Arrest Five Suspected Traffickers

Police claim to have destroyed more than 100 tons of marijuana in the past two years.

 
22 January 2016
Albania’s Gun Culture ‘Deadlier’ Than America’s

A greater percentage of violent deaths in Albania involved guns in 2013 than in the U.S., a cause of concern highlighted in its EU country progress report.

 
10 December 2015
Arrests Follow Albanian Anti-Government March
Over 50,000 took part in opposition-led protest in Tirana, with some throwing eggs, rocks, and dye at government buildings.
 
27 November 2015
Criminals Face Albanian Politics Ban
Elected and appointed officials could be barred from public service for 10 years or more.
 

17 November 2015
Freedom from Expression
Balkan EU hopefuls failing to ensure freedom of expression, the European Commission says.
By Tihomir Loza
 
6 November 2015
Albania Demands Extradition of English Soccer Boss
Francesco Becchetti wanted in connection with failed hydropower scheme.
 
15 October 2015
Albania Opens Secret Police Files Premium
Every fifth Albanian collaborated with the communist-era secret police; soon the persecuted can learn their names.
 
30 September 2015
German Gov’t Wants Balkan States Declared 'Safe Countries' Premium

Some 40 percent of asylum applications to Germany this year are from Western Balkans. 

 
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25 September 2015
Albanians Up In Arms Over New ‘Bunker’ Premium
Officials keep mum over half-built dome in Tirana reminiscent of Enver Hoxha’s mini-forts.
 

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