January 25, 2011


Location map of AlbaniaImage via Wikipedia

Articles general

  • Albania - Wikipedia
  • History of Albania - "The History of Albania emerges from the prehistoric stage from the 4th century BC, with early records of Illyria in Greco-Roman historiography... The formation of an Albanian national consciousness dates to the later 19th century... The communist regime collapsed in 1990, and the Republic of Albania was founded in 1991 and the former communist party was routed in elections March 1992, amid economic collapse and social unrest... The country is applying to join the European Union." - Wikipedia
  • President of Albania Bamir Topi since 2007
  • Sino-Albanian split - "The relations between Communist Party of China (CPC) and Party of Labour of Albania (PPSh) had stagnated by 1970." - Wikipedia
Documents and books

  • Inside Story: Albania's escalating crisis - "It is a country that has endured political instability, corruption and poverty for much of the past two decades. Its latest crisis sees Sali Berisha, the conservative prime minister, facing growing opposition from Socialists who accuse his government of abusing its power and rigging elections in 2009." - Al Jazeera video - 25:00 min - Jan 27, 2011
  • Albania's main opposition Socialist leader appealed... to the international community to mediate in the country's political crisis, while pledging to lead new anti-government protests after riots last week left three demonstrators dead. - Taiwan News - Jan 25, 2011
  • "Albanian opposition leader Edvin Rama called on his supporters on Sunday to gather for a new peaceful protest on Friday. Berisha has announced that his Democratic Party is going to hold an anti-violence rally on Wednesday." - Tanjug - Jan 24, 2011
  • After Albania violence, a fragile calm - "Prime Minister Sali Berisha last week accused Socialist opposition leader Edvin Rama of attempting a “Tunisian-style” coup by massing protest at his office." - The Christian Science Monitor - Jan 24, 2011
  • Video of angry riots in Albania: Cars torched, cops stoned, 3 dead - "In the Albanian capital Tirana, at least three people have been shot dead and several others injured during a rally." - Video by RT - Jan 22, 2011
  • "Albanian President Bamir Topi ... met with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang, with both sides vowing to enhance traditional relations between the two countries." - people.com.cn - Oct 31, 2009
  • UNCOVERED: Drug Lords rampant in Albania - RT video - 3:38 - Sept 21, 2009
  • China sees good old friend in Albania - Albanian Daily News - Aug 24, 2009
  • "China is ready to take the 55th anniversary of bilateral relations with Albania as an opportunity to expand relations with Albania in various areas, a senior Chinese official said in Beijing" - peopledaily.com - July 6, 2004

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