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Forging leadership opportunities for women police officers in Albania

UN Women | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
UN Women

The leadership training program is being replicated in 2016 with 29 senior women police officers participating. Divided into two groups, the first will be certified by the end of June and the second group will start in autumn.

A Faint Ray Of Light Through The Darkness

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In the aftermath of the hideous massacre in Orlando on June 12, relations between Muslims and Westerners seem to have reached their lowest point in de...

Fighting Human Trafficking in Albania

UN Women | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
UN Women

Linda* was 16 years old when her neighbor lured her away from her tiny impoverished village in southern Albania. For years, she had yearned for the opportunity to escape her violent father's wrath and to help her younger siblings financially.

Building Bridges: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven recent grantees who are founding projects that help transition communities and individuals to be resourceful and creative in achieving a more optimistic future.

The Western Balkans and the EU: an Arranged Marriage

Enika Bushi | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

The Western Balkans are back in the EU agenda, perhaps a first intelligible step since the beginning of the migration crisis, as 'gatekeepers' and cro...

Can Albania Meet its Obligations and De-radicalize an Influx of Terrorists into Europe?

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

Co-authored by Anne Khodabandeh Situated on the east of Europe, Albania applied for membership of the European Union in 2009. As the poorest country...

Learning From The Past, Living For The Future

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Sheryl Olitzky

I just returned from a trip to the Balkans. This Building Bridges Journey brought Muslim and Jewish women from the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to Bos...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

xxxx | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
xxxx

In what was the first high official visit from Albania in the history of the College of Europe, where for the last 75 years European elite's have been...

Keeping the Dream of an Open Europe Alive

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Enika Bushi

Friday 22 January 2016, the College of Europe, Brugge Campus, welcomed Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, in what was the first high official visit f...

Coup d'Establishment

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A coup d'establishment is an imaginary coup d'etat challenging a country's political leadership. As such it belongs in the realm of fiction and is nothing but an announcement of duel launched to a country's executive power.

Islamism in Kosovo

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

Given the strong affinity between Albanians and the United States, the recent rise of Islamism in Kosovo is deeply troubling.

A New Global Party

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The Drama Of Albania is not an exclusive representation of today's miserable quality of governance and leadership in the Balkan republic, but a depict...

Albania: Ambassador Lu's Watch List

Fron Nahzi | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Fron Nahzi

As a driving force behind Albania's judicial reforms, US Ambassador Donald Lu recently told a room full of judges that they were divided into two grou...

A Call To All Albanians

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

It is Wednesday 9-December-2015. Only the day before former Albania's Finance Minister Arben Malaj has invited me to present "The Drama Of Albania" before his elite master's students at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana.

The Drama Of Albania

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Since I deliberately landed in Albania this past Sunday 30-August I have met about one hundred of the country's most relevant personalities, including...

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

Tirana Top Secret (2)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Albania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that there are currently 33 Honorary Consuls posted in Albania. Honorary Consuls are usually businessmen and businesswomen with a successful track record at the corporate level and well positioned to remain influential in political circles.

Tirana Top Secret

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Tirana, the capital city of Albania, hides an exciting hidden, secret life at the diplomatic level that this article intends to open up.

Albania Is a Land of Artists

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Maks Velo is an Architect Painter. The oldest and perhaps best-known among Albania's artists, Mr Velo has recently exhibited his work at the National Art Gallery in Tirana.

Albania Is Land Of Artists (1)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Artist Painter Ali Oseku sits down for a half hour and drinks a cup of coffee at 11H00 every morning from Monday through Friday at the beautiful corne...

Albania's Ageing Problem

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The World is proving incapable of addressing its greatest challenges. An ageing population is no longer limited to developed nations. Many developing countries particularly in the Balkans are facing the pressure of ageing.

Praying for Peace in Tirana, Albania

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The 2015 meeting was in Tirana, Albania, from September 6-8. Three themes dominated: Albania's journey from a ferocious atheism that has few parallels in history to a proud religious openness and harmony today, the horrors that ISIS represents and the current migrant crisis.

From Tirana: The Migrant Crisis

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Personal testimonies are heart-rending and bring statistics into focus. Calls for political action and spiritual support reflect keen awareness and a wish to respond. Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, combines deep spirituality with an eminently practical approach.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.