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‘We’ve never felt free of Serbia’: Kosovan Albanians blame Belgrade for violence
As a new wave of violence hits northern Kosovo, one of the mayors whose election sparked Serb anger says criminal gangs are leading the ‘revolt’

Xhemajl Rexha in Zubin Potok and Jack Butcher in Berlin

04, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Kosovan PM says he could consider early elections in north if violence ends
US and EU rebuke Albin Kurti over his handling of recent clashes triggered by ethnic Albanian mayors taking office

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

31, May, 2023 @12:57 PM

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What a Czechoslovakian doll taught me about happiness – and its dark side | Lea Ypi
As a child in communist Albania, I yearned to play with her. But as soon as she was within reach, I didn’t want her any more, says Lea Ypi, a professor in political theory at the LSE

Lea Ypi

14, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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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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