Stories about Albania
"I am going to continue to convince Poles that the Balkans is not a powder keg. It is a barrel of wine."
While the November 26 quake left 51 dead and thousands homeless, affected cities are fully decorated for New Year celebrations.
As search and rescue operations end, Albania is taking stock of the effects of the catastrophic earthquake that struck the country on November 26.
Global Voices spoke with Redi Muçi, an engineer who witnessed the aftermath in Durres.
The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.
More than 2,700 small hydroelectric plants are either planned or under construction in the region. Critics say governments aren't properly assessing their impacts.
"This is the biggest mistake that the EU has made over these years, Albania is a reforming country who more than ever needed this decision to be positive."
The date for the long-anticipated start of negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia's membership in the EU didn't materialize, due in large part to a lack of support by France.
In Tirana, an ongoing protest against the planned demolition of the National Theatre reveals deep social and political divisions that polarize the Albanian society.
Both Western Balkan countries were hopeful for a positive outcome from the EU foreign ministers' meeting on June 18.
"I feel like a normal person again. I have been sentenced 3 years in prison and everything was hard, but now you are helping me to see a hopeful life."
North Macedonia’s first pride parade is yet another testament to the country's recent political transition. Homophobic violence was markedly tolerated by the previous government.
Among the participants at the Venice Biennale are the Western Balkan countries, which see it as an excellent opportunity to showcase the art and promote their artists, beyond their borders.
Authorities have stated that the signs violated legislation regulating the order, size, and font in which Albanian and minority languages should be displayed.
A wave of protests has gripped Albania only months before the European Council is due to announce whether or not it'll open accession talks.
The EU and other Western powers criticized the lawmakers' decision. NATO-member Albania aims to begin full EU-membership negotiations in 2019.
Pro-Russia biker club admits participation in protests leading to violent attack of Macedonian Parliament
The revelations of the Night Wolves involvement are important because it flashes out the right-wing populist party VMRO-DPMNE's connections with the Kremlin.