News

Repatriated Albanians Find New Routes Back to Britain

The flow of migrants from Albania to Britain has dropped dramatically since 2022, but some repatriated Albanians have found new ways to achieve their dream, one that often ends in prolonged illegality. Original post Here

News

Albanian Prosecution Seeks Jail Term for Mayor-Elect of Himara

Albania’s Special Prosecution Against Corruption and Organised Crime asked for a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the ethnic Greek mayor-elect of Himara, Fredi Beleri, who is on trial for alleged vote-buying. Original post Here

News

Albanians Aren’t Indebted to Italy for its 1990s ‘Welcome’

Edi Rama’s justification for the migrant deal with Rome – that Albanians owe Italy a historic ‘debt’ to Italy – is based on a misreading of history. Original post Here

News

Trend of Albanian Women Suicides Caused by Men ‘Worrying’, Experts Say

Latest suicide of a woman who killed herself after a man published intimate photos of her on TikTok reflects a concerning trend in society, say activists and campaigners – who call for more effective preventative measures Original post Here

News

North Macedonia’s Small Towns Bear Brunt of Healthcare Gap

People in the capital Skopje have the best access to healthcare services in the country. For residents of smaller towns, the situation is significantly worse – and people living in little Krusevo have the poorest healthcare access of all. Original post Here

News

Fugitive Albanian Politician, Wanted for Corruption, Hires US Lobbyists

Albania’s former deputy prime minister Arben Ahmetaj has agreed to pay $150,000 to a US lobbying company in a bid to persuade the US government that charges accusing him of corruption and money-laundering are false. Original post Here

News

Albanian Socialists ‘Fishing for Votes’ to Pardon Corrupt Officials

Ruling Socialists face accusations that they are the real movers behind an opposition MP’s proposal to widen an amnesty to include officials sentenced for corruption and organised crime. Original post Here

News

Albanian Gang Killings Spur Calls for Better Prevention

Albania is being blighted by gangland killings and the authorities appear helpless to act, experts say. Original post Here

News

Ukraine’s Zelensky Calls for Defence ‘Co-Production’ With Balkan Countries

Volodymyr Zelensky in Tirana urged Balkan countries to ‘co-produce’ arms and proposed a joint defence industry forum to be held in Kyiv or a Balkan capital. Original post Here

News

‘Even Bees Will Die’: River Diversion Threatens Albania’s Shushica Valley

Locals fear plan to divert water from a river in southern Albania to feed demand in nearby tourist resorts will dry out their valley and ruin their livelihoods. Original post Here