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.
Goat tongue and quail egg salad, omelette with wild fennel, slow-roasted vegetable kebabs and pumpkin ice-cream for dessert. The cuisine of which country? Albania. Young Albanian chefs, who've learned their skills in the most prestigious restaurants in Europe, have returned to launch what one of them has called Albania's 'poor cuisine' movement. John Laurenson sent us this postcard from Albania.
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Kosovo's national football team have been taking part in their first-ever European Championship qualifying match. Football's world and European governing bodies only admitted Kosovo three years ago. And the team's made rapid progress. That's helping with the tricky matter of national identity. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia 11 years ago — but loyalties to Albania still run deep.
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The Prime Minister of Albania is, rather unusually for a politician, an artist. A proper painter and sculptor. Who has exhibitions. But, for the past 12 months, he has been embroiled in a scandal about art – or at least the artistic merits of a building - that has tarnished his reputation and has the potential even to cut short his political career. This postcard from Tirana from John Laurenson.
Refugees finding their feet in a new country face all kinds of challenges. So how to unwind, let off steam and make new friends? In Berlin, women from Albania, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iran have found in an answer in coming together on the soccer field.
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