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Early Parliamentary Development in Albania – A Brief Survey

Democracy

When a group of intellectuals, tribal leaders, and former Ottoman officials proclaimed the independence of Albania in November 1912, they...

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Albania and Kosovo: Present and Future

Foreign Policy

The latest show of solidarity after the biggest earthquake to hit Albania in decades from the Albanians of Kosovo, their government and...

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Albania’s OSCE Chairmanship Dilemma: Provide or Seek Democratic Assistance?

Featured, Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Rama will struggle handling OSCE’s problems while deeply sank into domestic political disarray. ...

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Balkan Mini-Schengen: A Well Thought Regional Initiative or a Political Stunt?

Foreign Policy

While the European Union and the US have welcomed this initiative, in the region itself such idea has from the beginning deeply divided the...

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Albania Veneta-Swiss Historian Dwells upon Albanian Medieval History

Uncategorized

Ardian Klosi Swiss born historian Oliver Jens Schmitt, currently working as a professor of the History of Southeastern Europe in the Vienna...

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Kosovo Elections and the Future of the Region: Decriminalization of the Balkans – Condition of all Conditions

Featured, Foreign Policy

Any discussion about Serbia-Kosovo relations has to take into account the international context and interests of some global players that...

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Albin Kurti’s Victory to work out an Old Agenda of Kosovo

Democracy

If succeeds to negotiate a coalition, Albin Kurti will govern Kosovo with needs to resolve an old and complex agenda. Kurti won the polls...

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Tirana Observatory Forum: On the Initiative of Establishing a Western Balkans Schengen

Foreign Policy

The initiative of establishing a Western Balkans Schengen, or as commonly referred ‘mini-Schengen’ launched by Albania, North Macedonia...

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The Western Balkans after EU Rejections

EU Integration

--The EU Council did not announce a date for the beginning of accesson negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. --France's new...

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A Little Balkans Schengen Area?

Foreign Policy

Franz-Lothar Altmann Improved cooperation in the Balkans is an ever repeated demand voiced from outside, the EU in particular, but also...

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