Stories about Albania
A recent study shows that the illegal use of poisoning to target "undesirable" animals continues to go unnoticed and unpunished in the Balkans, even though it depletes biodiversity and threatens public health.
The Western Balkans will need unity and cooperation across society to overcome press freedom challenges
Independent media in the Western Balkans face disinformation campaigns, hate speech, physical attacks, threats, low income, poor economic status, divisions, self-censorship and job insecurity.
Uta Ibrahimi, an alpinist from Kosovo, talks about her mountaineering adventures and the challenges she faces as an gender equality and environmental activist in this interview for Global Voices.
Austrian player Arnautović sparks racism controversy in Euro 2020 football game against North Macedonia
Twitter users pointed out that the perpetrator behind the anti-Albanian incident has a surname which might indicate ethnic Albanian roots in his family.
Why would someone who claimed to defend secular, enlightened values invest France's institutional political capital with a figure who symbolized everything that is backward and racist about Serbian society?
"Critical thinking [...] liberates us from the illusion that figures in the past imagined their own identity in terms of the nationalisms of their future."
"I am going to continue to convince Poles that the Balkans is not a powder keg. It is a barrel of wine."
Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.
Albania's tourism minister believes the season can be saved, but it will be a very different kind of season.
In Serbia, the government first ignored COVID-19 and even made fun of it.
The network includes members from North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania, and will work in cooperation with similar groups from other neighboring countries.
The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.
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.