Surviving the democalypse

Current Affairs, Featured

By Andi Balla Demographic decline has been the elephant in the room in Albania for decades. But it is now so big, the government simply can...

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The dilemma over the criticism of the Greek veto

Current Affairs, Security

By raising the Beleri issue in Brussels, Athens has not raised a bilateral Greek-Albanian issue but an absolutely internal, serious and...

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Albert Rakipi and The College of Europe: The Bold Idea that Brought EU’s Venerable Institution to Albania.

Current Affairs, EU Integration

How a think-tanker’s vision, backed by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, secured the College of Europe’s presence in Tirana. In...

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The Unfinished EU: Western Balkan Integration as a Geostrategic Necessity- 20 years of EU promise

#Perspective, Foreign Policy, Perspective, Politics, Uncategorized

By Tanja Fajon,  Alexander Schallenberg  and Gordan Radman Grlic 1 In her 2023 State of the Union address, European Commission...

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Albania: The ‘Sleeping Renewable Energy Giant’ of The Balkans?

#Perspective, Economics, Perspective

VALENTINA DEDI1 Located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula in South-eastern Europe, Albania hardly makes the headlines when it...

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The past in the present: time and narrative of Balkan wars in media industry and international politics

in depth, Security

Enika Abazi and Albert Doja1* Paris Peace Research Institute, France; *Institute of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Lille,...

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Albania’s rocky road to the European Union: How far from joining the club?

EU Integration, Featured, in depth

Mirela Bogdani1                   Abstract The paper,...

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Geopolitics 20 Years After

Current Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politics

by Veton Surroi 1 The Western Balkans are now joined by Ukraine and Moldova to follow together the race between geopolitics and cynicism...

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Rule of Law in the Context of the EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans

EU Integration, Featured, in depth

by Ioannis Papageorgiou 1 Introduction Rule of law issues have increased in prominence in the European integration process during...

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Tirana-Athens spat is bad for both Albania and Greece

Current Affairs, Security

Fredi Bejleri’s case should be dealt with as a democracy issue, not as an ethnic minority one  A wave of political commentary and...

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Religion as a Cause of Conflict

#Perspective, Perspective

By Marcus Braybrooke On September 11th – that fateful day – a young Muslim from Pakistan was evacuated from the World Trade...

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