Albania is a country in southeastern Europe. Its capital is Tirana. It has land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia and Greece.
Albania is a democratic country that is an official candidate for membership in the European Union. Its economy is largely based on the service sector, but industry and agriculture also play important roles. Albania's main religion is Islam, but it has a large Christian minority. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Albania.
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Albania is officially a European Union "candidate country" and moves are underway to make Tirana ready for future membership. That means government reforms, more transparency, stamping out corruption and tackling widespread organised crime. Brussels is keen for the momentum to continue. But as Nathan Morley reports from Tirana, the process is facing many challenges.