Albania Weighs Turkey's Claim to be Gulenist Hub
- Balkan Insight
As Turkey maintains pressure on Balkan countries to clamp down on so-called Gulenists - followers of the US-based cleirc Fethullah Gulen accused of masterminding the failed Turkish coup attempt on July 15, experts in Albania
say the country must put ...
In Albania, the Church honors martyrs of the communist era
- Malaysian Christian News
During 40 years of communist rule in Albania
– which in 1967 declared itself the first completely atheist country in the world – praying, making the sign of the cross, wearing a crucifix around one's neck, or any other evidence of being a believer in ...
IMF backs Albania's draft budget and fiscal package for 2017
TIRANA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Albanian
government has reached an agreement with an International Monetary Fund(IMF) mission on the country's 2017 budget and key policies underpinning it, officials from both sides said at a press conference Wednesday.
Will trade teaching for housing
- Deutsche Welle
Christine Bleks, founder of the project "Tausche Bildung für Wohnen" ("Will trade teaching for housing"), had a simple idea: She wanted to build a team that helps children in Duisburg's Marxloh district who come from countries like Albania
, Romania ...
The 8 fiercest rivalries in international soccer
- FourFourTwo USA (blog)
But nobody could have predicted that Ismail Morina, an Albanian
based in Italy, would succeed in piloting a remote-controlled drone into Belgrade's Partizan Stadium while hiding in a nearby churchyard – and that it would be trailing a flag depicting ...
Albanian LGBTs From Region Find Shelter In Tirana
- Balkan Insight
Marsida Cela, director of the centre, told BIRN that such a relatively small centre cannot meet the demand for places from Albanians outside Albania
. “We could only accept four cases from the region during 2016, three from Kosovo and one from ...
Albania to demolish homes belonging to ethnic Greeks
- AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Authorities from the Albanian
Riviera town of Himara, have called to demolish 19 homes belonging to ethnic Greek families on October 28, a national holiday in Greece marking the country's response and victory to an Albanian
and Italian invasion in ...
Albanian PM's Acropolis post tests ties with Tirana
The Greek Foreign Ministry has described plans by Albanian
authorities to demolish 19 homes belonging to ethnic Greeks on Thursday in the town of Himara as a violation of their rights as a minority and as an act that will threaten the neighboring ...
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Geography Albania is situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, with Montenegro and Serbia to the north, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south.
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Albania (Albanian: Shqipëria) is a small country in the Balkans. It shares borders with Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro.
Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939 and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over ...
Official name Republika e Shqipërisë (Republic of Albania) Form of government unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (Kuvendi, or Parliament )
The United States established diplomatic relations with Albania in 1922, following its 1912 independence from the Ottoman Empire. U.S.-Albanian diplomatic ...
The Republic of Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë, or simply Shqipëria) is a Balkan country in south-eastern Europe. Its motto is "Justice is Truth in Action."
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Albania (/ælˈbeɪniə, ɔːl-/, a(w)l-BAY-nee-ə; Albanian: Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian: Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë, pronounced [ɾɛpuˈblika ɛ ʃcipəˈɾiːsə]), is a country in Southeast Europe, bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.The present territory of Albania was part of the Roman provinces of Dalmatia, Macedonia and Moesia Superior. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in Europe following the Balkan Wars, Albania declared independence in 1912 and was recognized the following year. The Kingdom of Albania was invaded by Italy in 1939, which formed Greater Albania, before becoming a Nazi German protectorate in 1943. The following year, a socialist People's Republic was established under the leadership of Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labour. Albania experienced widespread social and political transformations in the communist era, as well as isolation from much of the international community. In 1991, the Socialist Republic was dissolved and the Republic of Albania was established.Albania is a parliamentary republic. The country's capital, Tirana, is its financial and industrial heartland, with a population of about 800,000. Free-market reforms have opened the country to foreign investment, especially in the development of energy and transportation infrastructure. Albania has a high HDI and provides universal health care system and free primary and secondary education to its citizens. Albania is an upper-middle income economy with the service sector dominating the country's economy, followed by the industrial sector and agriculture.Albania is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the World Trade Organization. It is one of the founding members of the Energy Community, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and the Union for the Mediterranean. It is also an official candidate for membership in the European Union.