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. 

Bunker Albania 100

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.
18 September 2015
Albanian Marijuana Goes Up in Smoke Premium
Tirana claims to have destroyed 99 percent of the country’s cannabis plants this year.
10 September 2015
Stabbing of Serb in Kosovo Stirs Tensions in Wake of Autonomy Deal Premium
Serbian Government Office condemns ‘atmosphere of lynching’ and Pristina’s ‘inaction.’
Andrey Nekrasov 100
11 August 2015
Russia, Lithuania Tussle Over Reporter’s Extradition, EU Finds Billions for Migrant Aid Premium
Plus, IMF call to tax the poor puts Albania in a dilemma, and a Bernini masterpiece resurfaces only to vanish from Slovakia.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
23 July 2015
'Genius Grant' Group Leaves Russia, Kyrgyzstan Strikes Back at U.S. Over Rights Award Premium

Plus, Moscow denies it's pushing into Georgian territory and a proposal on private universities in Albania sparks protest.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested Premium

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun



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