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Albanian artists are brushing off complaints that they are not doing their best to counter mockery of their country in the West.
A controversy over whether a newspaper was racist in its criticism of the US ambassador has reignited a debate on whether Ismail Kadare, Albania’s most renowned writer, is also racist.
A fierce row over the outcome of the May 8 local elections in Tirana is likely to play badly for Albania’s chances of obtaining EU candidate status in the autumn.
Turkey has emerged as a key health tourist destination for Balkan citizens unable to access, or pay for, medical treatment at home.
The Central Electoral Commission, CEC, has taken measures to safeguard the May 8 poll if opposition commissioners abandon polling stations en masse on voting day.
With the May 8 local polls fast approaching both the opposition and ruling parties are trying to woo practicing Muslim voters.
Broadcasters are again coming under pressure to air pre-packaged campaign tapes, prompting renewed concern about the blurring of the line between news and propaganda.
Some artists complain of a lack of transparency in the choice of an Albanian team for the festival, one of the most important showcases of contemporary art in the world.
Unregistered and lacking identity documents, many Roma will not be able to cast ballots on May 8, even if they want to.
OSCE/ODIHR observers may be turning a blind eye to the Prime Minister’s party political use of public events ahead of May 8 elections.
As the campaign for the May 8 local elections gets into gear in the key battleground of Tirana, citizens feel distinctly skeptical about the sudden inflation of pledges from candidates.
Ilir Meta’s role as maker and breaker of governments faces a test on May 8, when it will become clear whether corruption scandals have robbed support for his Socialist Movement for Integration.
With May 8 local elections approaching fast, the Socialist opposition has accused the ruling party of illegally transferring thousands of supporters onto Tirana’s electoral lists.
Plans to demolish communist dictator’s pyramid and build pricey new home for MPs on top have leftist opposition crying foul.
In Facebook-obsessed Albania, no wonder politicians these days look to social network sites to boost their campaigns. But are they missing the point?