Albania

5 September 2016
Canonization of Mother Teresa Reignites Disputes in the Balkans Premium

Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania each claim the Catholic nun as their own daughter, based on her multiethnic origins.

 
3 August 2016
Montenegro’s Last ‘Sworn Virgin’ Dies Premium

The centuries-old Balkan custom allowed women to dress as men and take on the privileges of manhood – except sex.

 
22 July 2016
Albania Approves EU-Friendly Judicial Reforms Premium

The Balkan country bows to demands from Brussels and Washington for a more transparent legal system.

 
20 July 2016
Anger Grows Over Albanian Plan to Tame Wild River Premium
Governmental plans to generate hydropower from the Vjosa River draw protests from environmentalists, locals.
 
5 July 2016
Albanian PM Broke Law for Obama Photo Op, Says Opposition Premium

An Albanian-born New Jersey man admitted last week to making an illegal donation to the Obama campaign with money from a foreign source.

 
27 June 2016
Albania: The Worst and the Brightest Premium

Two new books in English shed light on modern-day Albania, from the rise of its Stalinist dictatorship to its far from complete transition to democracy.

By Besar Likmeta
 
22 June 2016
A Big Win for Albania Premium

Soccer victory earns Albanian national team players diplomatic passports and extra funding.

 
17 June 2016
Out of the Darkness in Albania Premium

After 18 years some rural Albanian families will finally be able to sit around their dining room tables in the light.

 
16 May 2016
NATO Anti-Radicalism Center to Open in Albania Premium

New organization should help counter foreign fighters emanating from the Balkans, though countries say they have already stemmed the flow abroad.

 
14 April 2016
Albania’s Leader Calls Donald Trump ‘the Shame of Our Civilization’ Premium

Edi Rama says his country is a model of religious tolerance and social cohesion.

 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

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