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Pan-Albanianism: How Big a Threat to Balkan Stability?

Europe Report N°153 , 25 February 2004

Pan-Albanianism is seen by many observers as a serious threat to Balkan stability. A century of shifting borders has left ethnic Albanians scattered across Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece. The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the National Liberation Army (NLA) in Macedonia, and other groups have all waged campaigns of violence in support of enhanced rights for ethnic Albanians. Where is the ceiling to their ambitions?

Recent Reports

Pan-Albanianism: How Big a Threat to Balkan Stability?, Europe Report N°153 , 25 Feb 2004

Pan-Albanianism is seen by many observers as a serious threat to Balkan stability. A century of shifting borders has left ethnic Albanians scattered across Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece. The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the National Liberation Army (NLA) in Macedonia, and other groups have all waged campaigns of violence in support of enhanced rights for ethnic Albanians. Where is the ceiling to their ambitions?

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Albania: State of the Nation 2003, Europe Report N°140, 11 Mar 2003

Political feuding virtually paralysed the Albanian government in the first half of 2002, until the European Parliament brokered an agreement between the main political parties which led to the election of retired army general Alfred Moisiu as the consensus choice for president

Albania’s Parliamentary Elections 2001, Europe Briefing N°22, 23 Aug 2001

The Socialist Party’s decision on 21 August to nominate Ilir Meta for another term as Prime Minister closed out the longest election in Albania’s turbulent post-communist history.

Albania: The State of the Nation 2001, Europe Report N°111, 25 May 2001

This report describes the current situation in Albania, paying particular attention to relations with the country’s Balkan neighbours, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece.

Albania’s Local Elections: A Test of Stability and Democracy, Europe Briefing N°12, 25 Aug 2000

Local elections in Albania on 1 October 2000 will mark the first test of popular support for the ruling Socialist-led coalition since it came to power following the violent uprising in 1997.

Albania: State of the Nation, Europe Report N°87, 1 Mar 2000

During the spring of 1999, more than 450,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees flooded into Albania, many of them forcibly deported by Serb forces in Kosovo.

The State of Albania, Europe Report N°54, 6 Jan 1999

Premier Pandeli Majko’s new coalition government is slowly consolidating its hold over the administration, though the overall power of the government remains weak after the country was rocked in September by the worst political violence since the uprising of March 1997.

A View from Tirana: The Albanian Dimension of Kosovo Crisis, Europe Report N°36, 10 Jul 1998

Relations between Albanians from Albania proper and their ethnic kin over the border in Kosovo are complex.

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Sabine Freizer
The Balkan Regatta, 20 May 2011

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Transitions Online, 1 Apr 2004

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