Paige Smith: Albanians extremely discriminated against when it comes to getting a British visa

But I’m yet to meet a British citizen who has an Albanian spouse who hasn’t had a problem. On 17 December last year, Paige Smith stood on a bridge above a road in north London. “I don’t remember too much, just standing there, looking over the edge, thinking ‘I’m just...

Two Albanians among dead in Italy bridge collapse

Albanian authorities say that two Albanian men were killed in the collapse of the highway bridge in Genoa. The Albanian Embassy in Rome identified the victims as two young Albanian men named Marjus Djerri and Edi Bokrina on its Facebook page Wednesday, expressing...

Mërgimtari nga Londra: Më rrahu polici shqiptar i Kosovës pa kurrfarë arsye (Video)

Mërgimtari Jimi Tihofsi, i cili jeton në Angli, një pjesë të pushimeve të tij në vendlindje po e kalon nëpër institucione policore. Ai rrëfen se të mërkurën e javës që shkoi në pikëkalimin kufitar në Merdare pa asnjë arsye u godit pas shpine nga një polic kufitar në...

Documentary screening about Albanian polyphony, London, 13 September 2018

Discover the unique musical culture of southern Albania at a screening of this astonishing documentary exploring the region’s ancient polyphonic choir tradition through the lives and stories of its legendary musicians. Director Dan Shutt will be on hand after the...

Dua Lipa’s father stages music festival in Kosovo

Dukagjin Lipa had long wanted to organise a “proper festival” in his native Kosovo to put it on the cultural map and prove that Europe’s newest nation could be defined by more than conflict and scandal. A large-scale music festival has never been staged in Kosovo...

The Guardian: The fight for Kosovan women raped during the war

When British-Albanian artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa unveiled her installation Thinking Of You (Mendoj Për Ty) in Pristina’s football stadium. Jahjaga, whose council sponsored the artwork, describes it as “a #MeToo moment” that made headlines around the world. Thousand of...