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Albanian PM hits out at Braverman over ‘disgraceful’ comments on migrants
Edi Rama says home secretary’s references to ‘Albanian criminals’ could themselves be considered a crime

Alexandra Topping

23, Mar, 2023 @10:58 AM

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Artist of the voting world: Albania’s PM Edi Rama mixes paint with politics
This week Rama debuts exhibition in Greece and will be first Albanian PM to visit 10 Downing Street

Helena Smith in Athens

23, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘The hydropower goldrush’: how Europe’s first wild river national park saw off the dams
The Vjosa River in Albania teems with more than 1,000 species, while rare vultures and Balkan lynx visit its banks. It has seen off the threat of a surge in barriers, but the shadow of development persists

Karen McVeigh in Tirana

22, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania
A project with outdoor gear company Patagonia and NGOs will protect the Vjosa, one of the continent’s last free-flowing waterways

Karen McVeigh in Tirana

15, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Gary Lineker spoke his mind. Now we should too: fate could have put any one of us in those migrant boats | Jonathan Freedland
The BBC presenter’s sidelining will delight ministers eager for a distraction. The last thing they want is for us to see refugees as real people, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

10, Mar, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Young Albanian men ‘viciously exploited’ after arriving in UK
Charity says asylum seekers from Albania travel to the UK primarily because of poverty and corruption

Amelia Gentleman

05, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Albanian children come to Britain for safety. Instead, they get Home Office cruelty | David Neale
The young asylum seekers I work with are vulnerable and often traumatised – yet hostile officials see them as ‘not real victims’, says legal researcher David Neale

David Neale

08, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘They just vanish’: whistleblowers met by wall of complacency over missing migrant children
As scores of youngsters are disappearing from hotels run by the Home Office and being trafficked across the country, sources claims warnings over their safety were ignored

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

21, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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The Guardian view on problems in the western Balkans: Europe should do more | Editorial
Editorial: As tensions grow between Serbia and Kosovo, Russia must not be left to advance its divisive agenda in the region


08, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Here’s a tortoise I found crossing the Albanian border. It should be that easy for all of us | Lea Ypi
Meandering across an artificial line that divides humanity, the tortoise had a lot to teach my children – and me, says the LSE professor and author Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak tells MPs he will clear asylum backlog by end of 2023
PM says he has signed deal with Albania and will resume ‘hostile environment’ checks on bank accounts

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

13, Dec, 2022 @9:44 PM

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Can Sunak win over voters – and his party – with overhaul of asylum system?
Immigration and asylum now poll third among issues facing the UK, and PM knows he needs to rise to the challenge

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Dec, 2022 @7:12 PM

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