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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
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Environment
Albania is one of the most vulnerable countries to varying climate trends within its geographical region.1 The country is experiencing increased temperatures, a marked decrease in precipitation, and an increase in the frequency of droughts.2 By 2020, Albanian experts have predicted that there will be a 10% decrease in the rainfall that occurs during the summer months and a further 20% decrease by 2050.3 Albaniaâ's energy sector has taken some hits from the government. Government officials, along with experts from the World Bank, have developed programs and policies for the amelioration of the overall vulnerability, risk, and adaptations necessary for protecting Albania.4 The government has also engaged in public awareness campaigns and have increased their enforcement measures for laws concerning the climate and the environment.5 ...See More Overall, there is more political commitment and stronger coordination.6 Show Less

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/albania/brief/climate-change-in-albania
2-4 Ibid
5 http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/albania/ipa/2013/centralised/ipa_2013_024190_pilot_sector_programme_on_environment_and_climate_change.pdf
6 Ibid
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Albania News

New Europe (blog) 
Workers unload pipes for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), in Spitalle, Albania, September 8, 2016. On October 10, 2017, the last shipment of steel line-pipes for the construction of TAP arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece, marking the completion and ... See more..
The Fire Arm Blog (press release) (blog) 
The Italian Army are to transfer as many as 5,000 Beretta AR70/90 5.56x45mm Rifles to Albania by the end of 2017. Albania is one of Italy's regional strategic allies and the donation of AR70/90s, along with two Iveco VTLM light multirole vehicles, is ... See more..
Xinhua 
TIRANA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Albanian government launched Monday a new strategy on Diaspora and Migration as well as an action plan aimed at including Albanian living abroad in the country's decision-making and registering all immigrants. "Albania ... See more..
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Vogue.com 
There is nowhere to sit at the roomy Radio in Tirana, the capital of Albania. It's a Thursday night, a New Orleans–style band is cranking out swing tunes, and the tables, surrounded by a vintage stash of the bar's namesake electronic contraption, are ... See more..
ESPN FC 
TIRANA, Albania -- Albanian police have told a group of home fans to stay away from the country's UEFA World Cup qualifier against Italy on Monday. See more..
WPI News 
Born largely out of the passion of one faculty member, the WPI Albania Project Center launched in 2013 when 12 students traveled more than 4,400 miles from Worcester to Albania's capital city of Tirana to complete their Interactive Qualifying Project ... See more..
ABC News 
Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone. Ilir Meta, who is visiting ... See more..
Greek Reporter 
Greece reacted angrily to the adoption by the Albanian parliament on a new law on minorities. Athens says the law restricts the rights of the Greek minority in Albania. On Sunday a spokesman for the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the new ... See more..
EURACTIV 
“The European Union's blocking strategy pushed us today to demand the (Albanian) president allow Kosovars to apply for dual citizenship in order to get the right to travel freely,” Thaçi said after meeting his counterpart Ilir Meta, saying the bloc had ... See more..
Transitions Online 
In Serbia last week, Turkish leader Erdogan promised to crush Gulenism in the Balkans. See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north
Area

Total 28,748 sq km
Land 27,398 sq km
Water 1,350 sq km

Climate

mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents

Demographics

Nationality
Albanian
Population
3,011,405 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Albania, a formerly closed, centrally-planned state, is making the difficult transition to a more modern open-market economy. Macroeconomic growth averaged around 6% between 2004-08, but declined to about 3% in 2009-11, and 0.5% in 2012. Inflation is low and stable. The government has taken measures to curb violent crime, and recently adopted a fiscal reform package aimed at reducing the large gray economy and attracting foreign investment. Remittances, a significant catalyst for economic growth declined from 12-15% of GDP before the 2008 financial crisis to 8% of GDP in 2010, mostly from Albanians residing in Greece and Italy. The agricultural ...See More sector, which accounts for almost half of employment but only about one-fifth of GDP, is limited primarily to small family operations and subsistence farming because of lack of modern equipment, unclear property rights, and the prevalence of small, inefficient plots of land. Energy shortages because of a reliance on hydropower - 98% of the electrical power produced in Albania - and antiquated and inadequate infrastructure contribute to Albania's poor business environment and lack of success in attracting new foreign investment needed to expand the country's export base. FDI is among the lowest in the region, but the government has embarked on an ambitious program to improve the business climate through fiscal and legislative reforms. The completion of a new thermal power plant near Vlore has helped diversify generation capacity, and plans to upgrade transmission lines between Albania and Montenegro and Kosovo would help relieve the energy shortages. Also, with help from EU funds, the government is taking steps to improve the poor national road and rail network, a long-standing barrier to sustained economic growth. The country will continue to face challenges from increasing public debt, having slightly exceeded its former statutory limit of 60% of GDP in 2012. Strong trade, remittance, and banking sector ties with Greece and Italy make Albania vulnerable to spillover effects of the global financial crisis. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$26.54 billion (2012 est.); $26.2 billion (2011 est.); $25.44 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 14.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products; sheep
Industries

perfumes and cosmetic products, food and tobacco products; textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower