Category: English

This part of the blog aims to give useful information in English about Albania, economy, politics, general news and as well, travel, food, drinks

Asylum in Albania? No Thanks! Syrian Refuges Refuse Albania Offer 0

Asylum in Albania? No Thanks! Syrian Refuges Refuse Albania Offer

About 16 Syrian refugees caught by Albania police on Wednesday near the border with Greece, had refused the offer to apply for political asylum in Albania, local media announced. The refugees, part of the...

Albania’s Pensions a ‘Time Bomb Waiting to Explode’ 0

Albania’s Pensions a ‘Time Bomb Waiting to Explode’

First published in BalkanInsight on 28 May 2008 With too few contributors, too many beneficiaries and rampant fraud, the system is close to collapse. But no government seems ready to oversee the painful reforms...

Tritol mania hits Albanians with fear and sarcasm 0

Tritol mania hits Albanians with fear and sarcasm

The wave of bombing with improvised explosive devices in Albania during the last months hit Albanians with fears and as well with a strong shot of sarcasm.

IMF Departure from Albania Raises Political Storm 0

IMF Departure from Albania Raises Political Storm

09 October 2008 An apparent decision to not renew the IMF’s tenure in Tirana has roused the opposition’s anger, while some experts argue the move comes at the wrong time.    By Gjergj Erebara...

Weapons Request Shakes Albania’s Love for US 0

Weapons Request Shakes Albania’s Love for US

US pressure on Tirana to host the destruction of Syria’s abandoned chemical weapons makes many Albanians feel that their loyalty to America is being abused. Gjergj Erebara BIRN Tirana Albanian officials have confirmed that...

Albania: First and Last, Always! 0

Albania: First and Last, Always!

Sali Berisha’s move to legalize gay marriage might not be so controversial, after all. By Gjergj Erebara, Balkaninsight To many foreigners Albania is still an exotic place, filled with ancient traditions like blood feuds...

Border Crackdown Fails to Deter Albanian Migrants 0

Border Crackdown Fails to Deter Albanian Migrants

Korca, Gjirokastra, Konispol and Igumenitsa | 14 April 2010 | By Gjergj Erebara Balkan Insight investigates the world of Albanian illegal migrants seeking a better life in Greece, who aren’t put off by tougher...

Distance and time for traveling in Albania 1

Distance and time for traveling in Albania

Distance and time for traveling in Albania I have noted that there is little synthetic information on the web about distance of traveling within Albania. So here it is a partial list