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A former opposition MP who headed Albania’s largest public corporation failed to disclose an offshore entity as required by law, Balkan Insight can reveal.
Albanians love their local meat, believing it especially pure - little do they know that it often contains a dangerous hormone that EU countries have banned for good reason.
Former political prisoners want truth and compensation – but their quest has become entangled in the country’s murky politics.
Anti-Corruption agency has launched a probe into the family assets of a top judge – one of many officials who has accrued surprising wealth from relatives’ generous presents.
Irresponsible exports of electricity by the Power Corporation in 2011 played a key role in fomenting the worst energy crisis in Albania’s modern history.
Data obtained by Balkan Insight show that thousands of tons of dangerous waste were imported into Albania over the past decade despite an official ban.
Activists say Balkan Insight’s discovery that hundreds of tons of hazardous waste entered the country without any records makes a mockery of the government’s environmental pledges.
Aspiration to become a regional electricity powerhouse by building hundreds of new power plants are running into sand amid allegations of corruption and murky bidding procedures.
Across the Balkans many survivors of the bloody conflicts of the 1990s still don’t know what happened to their missing loved ones. In Kosovo, even discussing the suffering of other ethnic communities is strictly taboo. What hope for lasting peace and reconciliation?
Saintly sounding NGOs are selling fake documents about deadly vendettas to Albanians seeking asylum in Western Europe.
Cigarettes earmarked for destruction for bearing the wrong health warnings are back on sale in Tirana, posing a hazard to consumers and depriving Albania of millions of euro every year.
Critics say the government’s new tax stamp scheme - aimed at clamping down on contraband cigarettes and alcohol - is both expensive and probably ineffective.
Third official campaign to suppress cash-only economy by forcing companies to use registers looks like running into sand again - drawing complaints that the machines don’t work and claims of conflicts of interest.
Balkan Insight investigates the world of Albanian illegal migrants seeking a better life in Greece, who aren’t put off by tougher controls of the frontier.
Corruption and incompetence prevent official crackdown on illegal trade that is degrading the environment in the mountainous north.