Tola, an Albanian language teacher and her husband, Gramoz, a police officer, immigrated to Greece in 1999, hoping to build a better life there. [Linda Karadaku/SETimes]

Tola, an Albanian language teacher and her husband, Gramoz, a police officer, immigrated to Greece in 1999, hoping to build a better life there. Linda Karadaku/SETimes

Statistically, Greece and Italy host the largest populations of Albanian expatriates.

The Albanian government admits the remittances from Albanian emigrants in Greece have dropped, but says the country is not experiencing the negative effects it feared.

Despite the contradictory opinions among politicians, Albanian emigrants keep coming back, some to settle permanently, others waiting for better times to return to Greece.

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