Albania in 2021: a country in front of the ballot box

Albania in 2021: a country in front of the ballot box

Albania managed to barely survive a very difficult year. As the entire world was reeling due to the Covid-19 pandemics, Albania was carrying the additional scars of two powerful earthquakes of the previous year (2019).  The virus then went over

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Disagreements between Albania and Kosovo intensifies

Disagreements between Albania and Kosovo intensifies

The doubts that the relationship between the Acting President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani and the Prime Minister Edi Rama had become just a bureaucratic formality, were confirmed today after Prime Minister Rama attacked directly Osmani, for using her visit in

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Chinese technology as a tool of foreign policy: the case of Albania

Chinese technology as a tool of foreign policy: the case of Albania

by Loren Koçollari During the last decades, Chinese foreign policy has been the focus of the researchers, and there’s an ongoing interest to see how technology has been used or will be used as a tool to expand China’s influence

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Pandemic response as threat to democracy – Albania

Pandemic response as threat to democracy – Albania

EVA HOXHA As a practical governing tool, governments can use emergency powers in order to safeguard our health, our lives, and the economy, but how far reaching can these powers be? How can we tell when governments begin misusing powers

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A real independent agenda for the new justice

A real independent agenda for the new justice

The expectations of Albanian citizens from the justice reform even now after a few years of its implementation remain very high.

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Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

The European Commission’s Progress Report 2020 on Albania and that of the other countries of our region was anticipated with some curiosity, although after so many years it is becoming harder to look forward to it. However the new methodology

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Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

ALBERT RAKIPI The Governments of Albania and Kosovo have signed eleven new bilateral agreements during the joint meeting held in Tirana on the 2nd of October 2020. The new agreements aim to strengthen economic cooperation in the infrastructure, health and

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UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

A saying is circulating among observers of the saga of the Kosovo war tribunal, or as formally named the Specialist Chambers: there are now more former UCK commanders called as defendants or witnesses than there were Nazis condemned in Nuremberg.

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The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

On the first day of the start of the school year, months after the doors of all education institutions had shut due to the pandemics, the former education minister broadcast her well-wishing traditional message to the public only to receive

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Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

The WH signature fever exposes the hypocrisy and mediocrity in the Albanian capitals, as politicians foolishly rush to proclaim “historical achievement” over their social media accounts. If one followed the social media accounts of former statesmen and current ministers and MPs in Albania

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