AREA28,748 sq km
GDP9,560 milion € (2013)
INFLATION1,7% (2013)
MEDIAN AGE31 years

Marching on Brussels

The state of European integration for Albania and Kosovo after the first European Union-Western Balkans summit since 2003.
Simone Benazzo • Friday, 29 June 2018 17:04

Role reversal

A growing market, a streamlined bureaucracy and a strong cultural and geographical affinity have made Albania highly desirable to Italians.
Giorgio Fruscione • Friday, 28 April 2017 20:19

Albania: the long road to Brussels

The “Country of the Eagle", a potential candidate since 2003, still can't rustle up sufficient resources to make it into Europe. 
Désirée Ketabchi • Monday, 05 October 2015 15:36

Italy’s Albanians: small steps forward

Two decades after tens of thousands of Albanians migrated to Italy, the human flow has finally slowed down. Some Albanians have begun thriving in Italian society. Others, however, remain in the clutches of the powerful Albanian mafia. It’s still a tale of two worlds.
Francesca Lancini • Saturday, 29 June 2013 07:27

Albania: the new motorcycling destination

Vehicle: a motorcycle. Objective: to take an exceptional trip into an exotic picture postcard setting without spending a fortune. Solution: Albania. The result was an Easy Rider style adventure à la Don Quixote that ended up as a book titled Viaggio ai confini dell’Occidente (Travels to the Frontiers of the West), southward bound from Durazzo in search of the sea and history. Biker and writer: a journalist of “Gazzettino di Venezia”.
Maurizio Crema • Friday, 28 June 2013 16:55