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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

U.S. News & World Report 
The case has become symbolic of how high bribery has penetrated the echelons of power in Albania, but also of the country's apparent newfound resolve to root it out in pursuit of possible membership talks with the European Union before the year is out. See more..
News24 
But Albania's tourism potential is under-exploited owing to limited accommodation options, poor infrastructure and an insufficient road network in mountainous regions. The country of 2.9 million people attracted 4.6 million visitors in 2016, according ... See more..
ESPN FC 
TIRANA, Albania -- Albania's football federation has stripped Skenderbeu of the club championship won in the 2015-16 season for "influencing results contrary to the sports ethics." The federation ethical committee also decided on Friday to fine ... See more..
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Financial Times 
In Europe's second-poorest country, the pace of reform remains in doubt. See more..
European Western Balkans (press release) 
Participating in this operation are also the Armed Forces of Albania which provide the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) capacity for the battalion-group stationed in Latvia, which is seen as a very important support capacity. EOD is the special ... See more..
Xinhua 
TIRANA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Albania's Energy Power Distribution Operator (OSHEE) Friday announced it had launched procedures to import 285,000 megawatt of electricity for the period from June 28 to July 31. "The energy import for this period is needed ... See more..
Tirana Times (subscription) 
TIRANA, June 22 – Christina Vasak has taken over as the new French Ambassador to Albania replacing Bernard Fitoussi. Vasak is a career diplomat who recently served at the French embassy in the Netherlands. “Albania has been an EU candidate country ... See more..
EURACTIV 
As Albania gears up for elections, one huge challenge facing the Balkan country has been low on the campaign agendas: the scourge of its cannabis fields, which threatens to hinder EU accession. Morocco may be the leading source of cannabis resin, but ... See more..
Washington Post 
TIRANA, Albania — An Albanian prosecutor has asked for the grandson of the country's late communist dictator and eight associates to be convicted and jailed for trafficking cocaine to Western Europe. The prosecutor on Tuesday asked the Tirana Serious ... See more..
Center for Research on Globalization 
As a result of the June 11 elections, the most votes were received by the Albin Kurti movement “Self-Determination” advocates the full integration of the “country” into Albania. The “military coalition” led by terrorist Ramush Haradinai received only ... 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