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Albania angrily denies it would process asylum seekers for UK
PM Edi Rama says he will ‘never receive refugees for richer countries’ after Raab said UK was exploring plans

Matthew Weaver and Rajeev Syal

18, Nov, 2021 @5:13 PM

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The week in audio: Book of the Week; Start the Week; Promenade and more
Ai Weiwei on life and punishment in China; the true meaning of freedom; memories triggered by small moments; and podcasts for Succession addicts

Miranda Sawyer

06, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Free by Lea Ypi review – a memoir of life amid the collapse of communism
The Albanian academic describes coming of age at a turning point in history, and the family secrets exposed in its aftermath

Stuart Jeffries

28, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Free by Lea Ypi review – a riveting portrait of growing up in communist Albania
A tale of family secrets and political awakening amid a crumbling regime, the LSE professor’s memoir is one of the nonfiction titles of the year

Luke Harding

25, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spies, lies and doublethink: Lea Ypi on growing up in Europe’s last communist state
She believed her parents loved Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. But once Albania’s communist system collapsed, Lea Ypi began to realise nothing was as it seemed …

Aida Edemariam

09, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Serbia president lauds Russia ties at EU Balkans summit
Aleksandar Vučić’s comments come as EU leaders ditch proposal to put 2030 deadline for six western Balkan nations to join bloc

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, Oct, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Albanians living in UK ‘would work for free’ to tackle fuel crisis
Ambassador says many of Britain’s 150,000 Albanians would step in out of gratitude to the country

Matthew Weaver and Rajeev Syal

03, Oct, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Expected Afghan influx reopens divisions over refugees in Europe
Concerns come as Albania and Kosovo accept US request to temporarily host political refugees

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

16, Aug, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Call centre used by UK firms accused of intrusively monitoring home workers
Unions say Teleperformance also asked some staff based overseas to give biometric and medical data

Peter Walker

08, Aug, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Disproportionate ‘targeting’ of Jamaicans for deportation from UK, data suggests
Exclusive: FoI figures from Home Office indicate that nationals of particular countries who commit crimes appear more likely to be removed

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Jul, 2021 @4:08 PM

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Man jumps feet-first into moving car to stop dangerous driver in Albania
Car was reversing erratically in pedestrianised city square in capital, Tirana, before dramatic leap through open window

Helen Sullivan

26, Apr, 2021 @12:08 AM

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By tearing down our statues, Albanians stopped learning from the past | Lea Ypi
The removal of communist-era statues gave the illusion of freedom but obscured how history shapes the present, says Lea Ypi, a professor in political theory

Lea Ypi

14, Jun, 2020 @11:55 AM

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