Albania’s chances of EU membership are slim. The Balkan state is considered one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Bribes in the construction business are commonplace.
Pro-European Union demonstrators want to get rid of Albania's prime minister. Opposition leaders fear the country could lose out on joining the EU if he stays in office.
Violence erupted as thousands of Albanian protesters demanded an early election. The political crisis is seen as a threat to the country's aspirations of joining the European Union.
EU ministers have decided to delay opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Germany was partly to blame for the hold up.
Anti-goverment protesters have clashed with Albanian police near the main goverment building in Tirana, with some throwing petrol bombs. Opposition leaders accuse Edi Rama's government of graft and election fraud.
© 2019 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version