8 January 2018
Past Misdeeds Cost Two Albanian MPs Their Jobs

The latest sanctions against politician-crooks may improve the country’s tarnished image – or blacken it even more.

19 December 2017
Revisiting Europe’s Muslim Heartland Premium

In their new book, two French scholars provide valuable insights on Balkan history over the past 200 years.

By John K. Cox
19 December 2017
Turmoil in Albanian Parliament Over Election of Prosecutor Premium

Opposition claims process in unconstitutional, while ruling Socialists say judicial reforms cannot be delayed by a single day.

4 December 2017
Heavy Floods Batter Albania Premium

Prime minister says country now in recovery mode, vows to legislate mandatory flood insurance.

14 November 2017
Code of Violence Weighs Heavy on Albanian Kids Premium

School is not an option when a child could be killed at any time outside the safety of home.

26 October 2017
Albanian MPs Foil Attempt to Arrest Ex-Minister Premium

Affair is latest episode in political feuding over politicians’ alleged links to the massive drug trade.

19 October 2017
Albania Honors Its Most Famous Foreign Scholar Premium

Robert Elsie, an internationally renowned Albanologist from Vancouver, was buried yesterday in an Albanian village after passing away on 2 October.

16 October 2017
Albania May Extradite Suspected Gulenist to Turkey Premium

In Serbia last week, Turkish leader Erdogan promised to crush Gulenism in the Balkans.

12 October 2017
Albania’s Meta Rejects Kosovo’s Passport Plea Premium

Facing an intransigent parliament, Kosovo leader Thaci sought help from Tirana.

21 September 2017
Albania’s Waste Problem Rears Its Head Premium

Many countries would be glad to rid themselves of waste, but Prime Minister Rama says the country needs to import the stuff.



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Moldovan diaries

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.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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