The “Albanian mafia” are not really a mafia: the dangerous myth that distorts public view of the global drugs trade

Over the last few months, if not years, the UK media has reported claims by law enforcement authorities of an upsurge of serious, complex criminality conducted by Albanian organised crime groups, often referred to as the “Albanian mafia”. Without dismissing the plight...

London mosque to host a Jewish exhibition on Albanian heroes of the Holocaust after Golders Green cancellation

"There is no trace of any discrimination against Jews in Albania because Albania happens to be one of the rare lands in Europe today where religious prejudice and hate do not exist, even though Albanians themselves are divided into three faiths." Herman Bernstein, the...

Ava Max: “I am 100% Albanian”

American singer-songwriter Ava Max has had a remarkable few months since the release of her breakout single Sweet But Psycho, which narrowly missed becoming the UK Christmas number one. Although you may not be familiar with her yet, there's a very strong chance that...

Albania among top European citrus and medical plant producers

Although one of Europe’s smallest countries in terms of area and population, the favorable Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine ranks Albania one of the top agricultural producers among 38 European nations. Data published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical...

Albania and Kosovo among the great snowy breaks around the world

The Accursed Mountains form the border between Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro – a limestone bulk that glows white and blue on winter days. Snowshoeing is the way to go at a human pace to hear this landscape’s human story – of inspiring adventures, such as the first...

Greek citizenship for an Albanian who saved lives in wildfire

The Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, signed a decree bestowing citizenship on the three – two Egyptians and an Albanian – describing the gesture as a sign of Greece’s ‘humanity and solidarity.’ At a ceremony, the President Pavlopoulos, thanked the fishermen for...

Trip Advisor: Kosovo – Only for the Truly Dedicated

Trip Advisor describes Kosovo’s most famous ski resort, Brezovica, as small and short of facilities. Located near the western city of Prizren,in the Sharr Mountains National Park, it served as back-up for the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Tourists also say that...

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