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EU Urges Would-Be Members to Protect Probing Journalists

The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek, has called on candidate countries to ensure that investigative journalists working on high-level energy corruption issues be allowed to do their job without fear of violence and intimidation.

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Albania’s Dope Capital Goes Up in Smoke

Police have destroyed Europe’s largest marijuana plantation in the lawless Albanian village of Lazarat – but were locals really living the high life on the profits from growing dope?

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Corruption Hinders Balkans Energy Sector Progress

Rampant corruption has raised costs, wasted opportunities for sustainable energy and distorted the market, says a new report by a group for environmental NGOs.

Albania Press Review - July 14, 2014

Controversial bill to reform the HCJ revealed, Basha’s favorite looses party elections in Durres, Socialist MP accused of threatening Democratic Party spokesperson.

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Drag Queen's Eurovision Win Highlights East-West Divide

While LGBT communities and public in Serbia and Croatia criticised the reporting of their national broadcasters on the May 10 victory of transsexual singer Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision, this year’s voting has highlighted differing attitudes towards LGBT people in Western and Eastern Europe.