The fraying status quo in the region gives Islamists an opportunity to broaden and deepen their influence.
The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union.
TransConflict is pleased to present part eleven of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Ethnic cleansing and war crimes, 1991-1995”, which... Read More
Despite its undoubted potential, Albania's fledgling oil industry is being constrained by a lack of domestic capital and political paralysis that is deterring foreign investors and inhibiting growth.
Elections for the mayoralty of Tirana on May 8th will not only have profound ramifications for politics at the local and national level, but will also provide Albania with an important opportunity to prove its democratic credentials and political maturity to an expectant Europe.
Amidst the threat of further political fragmentation, Albania should launch an independent investigation into the deaths of four protesters and ensure that May's local elections are both free and fair.