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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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Rishi Sunak’s asylum plans condemned as ‘deeply disturbing’ and against international law – as it happened
Campaigners criticise prime minister’s announcement on plans to curb small boat arrivals

Harry Taylor (now) Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

13, Dec, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Albanian children facing racist bullying due to UK asylum row, says envoy
Albania’s ambassador to UK calls for end to ‘campaign of discrimination’ amid debate over small boat arrivals

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

07, Dec, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Tory MPs’ plan for immediate return of Albanian asylum seekers ‘unworkable’
Refugee groups says proposal would breach UN convention and put vulnerable people at risk

Peter Walker Political correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Weather tracker: heavy rain and severe flooding hit the Balkans
Six people killed amid evacuations and significant damage, with Albania particularly badly hit

Matt Feist (Metdesk)

25, Nov, 2022 @9:54 AM

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‘We all want to leave’: poverty, not crime, fuels the urge to flee Albania
In the north, there’s no work. In the capital, corruption blocks young people’s progress. It’s no surprise there’s an exodus

Helena Smith in Tirana

05, Nov, 2022 @7:10 PM

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We Albanians are just the latest scapegoats for Britain’s failing ideological project | Lea Ypi
Far from being ‘invaders’, Albanians in Britain are contributing to UK society, says Lea Ypi, professor in political theory at LSE

Lea Ypi

04, Nov, 2022 @1:46 PM

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‘Come to Germany and learn’: Albanian PM criticises UK’s immigration stance
Edi Rama tells press conference in Berlin that UK rhetoric sounds like ‘screams from a madhouse’

Rajeev Syal

04, Nov, 2022 @12:00 AM

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