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11 Mar 11

Initiation of Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project

Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network has launched its Balkan Culture Watch Strengthening Project, funded by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

07 Mar 11

Albania Gets Its Own 'Chuck Norris' Style Internet Hero

Albania's current internet craze centers on Lek Plepi, an amateur singer and certainly “a legend, because he said so.”

21 Feb 11

Albania Blood Movie Wins Silver Bear at Berlinale

Joshua Marston’s drama about two young people caught in a blood feud in Albania’s rural north has won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

08 Feb 11

Albanians Laugh Off Top Gear Jibes

While Mexico may have protested over jibes made on the popular BBC show Top Gear, Albanians have taken a new episode on the search for an Albanian mob car in good fun.

07 Jan 11

Premier Proud of Facebook's Reach in Albania

Prime Minister Sali Berisha has hailed the widespread use of Facebook in Albania as a measure of his government’s technological achievements.

14 Dec 10

Albania Film Festival Highlights New Freedoms

With a logo that resembles a biometric passport- a celebration of Albanians' new freedom to travel to the EU without visas- Tirana’s International Film Festival, TIFF, launched its eighth annual competition on Monday.

01 Dec 10

World AIDS Day Poses Challenge for Balkans

The region may have avoided an epidemic but there is no room for complacency.

15 Nov 10

Kosovo Journalist Wins 2010 Balkan Fellowship Prize

Majlinda Aliu from Kosovo, wins first prize in this year's Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Programme for her article “Trapped in Black: Balkan War Widows”.

06 Nov 10

Albania Artist Seeks Guinness Record Title

With his fifth bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records, Saimir Strati aims to draw attention to Albania's rich tradition of mosaic artwork.

04 Nov 10

Albania Arrests Five Over Fake Dollar Bills

Police in Durres announced the arrest of five people suspected of trying to place million-dollar bills as real.

06 Oct 10

Comic Norman Wisdom Mourned in Albania

In a letter of condolence to Norman Wisdom's family, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha remembered the late British comic who was much beloved by the Albanian public.

08 Sep 10

Albania World Heritage Site in 'Damage' Row

Heritage experts have visited an ancient city in Albania amid claims the construction of a new road has damaged the historical site.

27 Aug 10

Region Marks Mother Teresa's Centenary

Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia are marking the birthday of Mother Teresa, born 100 years ago in Skopje.

19 Aug 10

Archaeologists Hail Roman Discoveries in Apollonia

Two significant Roman artefacts have been unearthed in the ancient city of Apollonia, archaeologists have announced.

06 Jul 10

'Allegretto Albania' Enjoys Success at German Theatre Festival

There is always a special place for Albanian dramatic productions on the national stage, but that is not always the case beyond the country's borders. Actors from the National Theatre, however, successfully brought "Allegretto Albania" to the Theatre Biennale in Wiesbaden, Germany, and returned home with an award.

Culture Policy Focus

17 Aug 17

VIDEO: Albanian "Thailand" Attracts Hundreds of Tourists

Unexplored nature, azure waterways and the many opportunities for adventure have recently turned the Shala river valley into one of the tourist hotspots in the Albanian Alps.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

02 Aug 16

Albania Opera Chief Quits Over Tiny Budget

24 Sep 15

Albanians See Red About Tirana’s New Bunker


08 Sep 17

Albania, Montenegro Eye EU Funding for Gas Pipeline

Albania's Energy Ministry on Friday presented a feasibility study for a 618-million-euros gas corridor between Albania, Bosnia and Croatia, which it hopes the EU and US will support.

29 Aug 17

Albanian Business Welcomes Joint Balkan Market

02 Aug 17

Croatia's Raised Import Tax Angers Neighbours

21 Jul 17

Kosovars Warned About Using First Bitcoin ATM