The Government against the EU: A futile and dangerous spat over solidarity

The Government against the EU: A futile and dangerous spat over solidarity

The recent weeks have brought to light what experts foresaw: a race over the limited supply of the Covid-19 vaccine. The international coordination mechanisms such as Covaxx alliance have not kicked in yet, limited by the rush of single countries

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Running in the Wrong Direction: Rama’s Spat with the EU Over Vaccination Underlines Growing Frustration

Running in the Wrong Direction: Rama’s Spat with the EU Over Vaccination Underlines Growing Frustration

Alfonc Rakaj However tempting or justifiable it may be, Mr. Rama and his regional colleagues would do well not to bite on the hand that “feeds” their people, invest in their future and build their schools. The public spillover of

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The impossible mediator: Albania in the Greece –Turkey debate

The impossible mediator: Albania in the Greece –Turkey debate

Albania is still in the midst of a pandemic that is claiming lives every day despite the initialization of the vaccination procedure, albeit with a very meager amount of available doses. At the same time, half the country is under

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Albania in 2021: a country in front of the ballot box

Albania in 2021: a country in front of the ballot box

Albania managed to barely survive a very difficult year. As the entire world was reeling due to the Covid-19 pandemics, Albania was carrying the additional scars of two powerful earthquakes of the previous year (2019).  The virus then went over

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Rethink the police before all trust is broken

Rethink the police before all trust is broken

The Albanian police have sadly not reflected and continue to use disproportionate amount of force and violence failing to learn the lesson that had to be learned after the murder of the young Klodian Rasha. This was the most recent

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A country being emptied out

A country being emptied out

On the International Day of Migrants, December 18, the National Statistics Institute of Albania provided the media with a figure that is known to the Albanian collective psyche but which nevertheless, when uttered publicly sends shivers down the spine: about

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COVID 19: Pandemics, Infodemics, and Geopolitics

COVID 19: Pandemics, Infodemics, and Geopolitics

KRISTINA LANI While COVID-19 quickly spread around the globe and the term ‘pandemic’ opened news programs ranging from CNN to small local stations in virtually every town, citizens soon understood that, besides the unknown threatening virus, they had to face

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Mini-Schengen, Regional Economic Area and Common Regional Market: What is what?

Mini-Schengen, Regional Economic Area and Common Regional Market: What is what?

BELGRADE – It has been a year since the main concerns in the Balkans regarding regional economic integration were – is mini-Schengen initiative just a substitute for the lack of commitment of the EU, is it a tool for creating

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The uprising against hopelessness

The uprising against hopelessness

Most of these young men have hopelessness in their eyes. The hopelessness turns into rage and fills their fingers with strength as they clutch a stone and throw it against the police, as they grip a street sign and try

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Don Quixote in search of the Covid-19 vaccine deal

Don Quixote in search of the Covid-19 vaccine deal

In a trademark populist style that is now getting to be old news, Prime Minister Rama announced unexpectedly that he was taking the plane to the United States “to move all strings” and get “face to face” meetings with Covid-19

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