History made as College of Europe set to open Tirana campus

History made as College of Europe set to open Tirana campus

If Albania needed a sign that the European Union is still serious about its enlargement in the Western Balkans, it has received it in a special way: College of Europe, a renowned institution for training future European leaders, is set

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Albania PM joins pressure on Kosovo gov’t with unconsulted proposal 

Albania PM joins pressure on Kosovo gov’t with unconsulted proposal 

TIRANA, June 8, 2023 – As Western pressure mounts on the Kosovo government to accept the creation of the Association of Serbian-majority Municipalities, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced he has sent a draft solution on the matter to

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Albania sees unprecedented tourism boom ahead of high season  

Albania sees unprecedented tourism boom ahead of high season  

TIRANA, May 29, 2023 – If you are noticing a far larger number of foreign visitors around Tirana these days, you are not alone: Albania is seeing a record number this spring and is set to have the busiest tourism

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AIIS joins European Security and Defense College as an associate member

AIIS joins European Security and Defense College as an associate member

TIRANA, June 1, 2023 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) has announced its new status as an associate member of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), reaffirming its position as a vanguard force in Albania’s EU integration process

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As Albania’s doctors emigrate, experts say root causes are complex

As Albania’s doctors emigrate, experts say root causes are complex

TIRANA, May 26, 2023 – The growing number of doctors and other health professionals migrating away from Albania in recent years, part of a much larger brain drain and migration trend, is increasing anxiety of the population left behind over

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Ruling Socialists score sweeping victory in Albania’s municipal elections 

Ruling Socialists score sweeping victory in Albania’s municipal elections 

This is the final version of this story, which has been updated with results. Last updated May 16 at 9:40 a.m. TIRANA, May 16, 2023 – Albania’s ruling Socialist Party has scored a sweeping victory, the largest in post-communist Albania

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Analysis: With low turnout, local elections give insights into grim demographic forecasts

Analysis: With low turnout, local elections give insights into grim demographic forecasts

Migration and demographics playing increasing role in Albanian elections TIRANA, May 16, 2023 – Albania’s latest administrative elections marked the lowest turnout ever for a competitive voting process in post-communism, with only about one in three eligible voters casting votes. 

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Albanians head to polls to elect mayors, municipal councils 

Albanians head to polls to elect mayors, municipal councils 

TIRANA, May 13, 2023 – Albania’s voters will head to polls Sunday to elect mayors and councils for the country’s 61 municipalities in the first competitive administrative elections in eight years. Two groupings have fielded the most mayoral candidates —

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Albania, Greece spar over Himara mayoral candidate’s arrest on vote-buying charges

Albania, Greece spar over Himara mayoral candidate’s arrest on vote-buying charges

TIRANA, May 12, 2023 – Albanian police have arrested the opposition’s candidate for the mayor of Himara on charges of vote buying, leading to a spat between Greek and Albanian authorities over the ethnic Greek party representative’s detention two days

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Albania’s PM endorses President Erdogan in upcoming Turkish elections, raising concerns at home over breaking protocol 

Albania’s PM endorses President Erdogan in upcoming Turkish elections, raising concerns at home over breaking protocol 

TIRANA, May 9, 2023 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has released a video in which he addresses the Turkish people ahead of the May 14 presidential elections, voicing support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is running for reelection

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