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A surprise proposal to confer marriage rights on gay couples encourages Albania’s underground gay community to speak out.
This sleepy, eastern Albanian town comes to life in August each year to host the region’s biggest beer festival.
Health experts warn that as economic migrants are forced to return to the Balkans, the number of HIV infections in the region could rise.
Following his defeat in recent parliamentary elections, Socialist leader Edi Rama faces calls to step down.
With the parliamentary elections over, experts say Albania’s political class must start a candid debate on the local impact of the global downturn.
Decision to favour Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia over Albania, Bosnia and Kosovo draws some cheers - but also complaints of political favouritism and double standards.
Europe’s decision to grant three Balkan countries visa-free travel, while leaving three others out in the cold, is regretable and – in Kosovo’s case – an unmitigated disaster.
With too few contributors, too many beneficiaries and rampant fraud, the system is close to collapse. But no government seems ready to oversee the painful reforms required.