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  GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Europe - Albania - Foreign Relations
In February 2003, the EU opened negotiations with Albania on a Stabilization and Association Agreement, with an initial focus on implementing essential rule of law reforms and curbing corruption and organized crime.
Albania maintains generally good relations with its neighbors, and has or is seeking FTAs with all the Balkan countries.
Albania recently upgraded the railway between the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, and Albania's northernmost major city, Shkoder, to improve trade.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/al/Albania_relations_summary.htm   (368 words)

  
 Albania
Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë, IPA [ɾɛpublika ɛ ʃciəpəɾisə]) is a Mediterranean country in southeastern Europe.
Albania consists of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain, the highest mountain, Korab in the district of Dibra reaching up to 2,753 metres (9,032 ft).
Albania's coastline on the Ionian Sea, near the Greek tourist island of Corfu, is becoming increasingly popular with foreign visitors due to its relatively unspoilt nature and good beaches.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/al/albania.html   (2081 words)

  
 Albania (05/07)
Albania's territorial integrity was confirmed at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson dismissed a plan by the European powers to divide Albania among its neighbors.
Albania adhered to a strict Stalinist philosophy, eventually withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact in 1968 and alienating its final remaining ally, China, in 1978.
Albania’s public debt reached 57.5% of GDP in 2006, and the growing trade deficit was estimated at 25% of GDP in 2006.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3235.htm   (4100 words)

  
 Albania (05/05)
Albania shares a border with Greece to the south/southeast, Macedonia to the east, and Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo) to the north and northeast.
This "truce" ushered in a new period of political stability in Albania, making possible significant progress in democratic and economic reforms, rule of law initiatives, and the development of Albania's relations with its neighbors and the U.S. Nationwide municipal elections were held in October 2003.
Albania’s public debt reached 67% of GDP in 2002, and the growing trade deficit was estimated at 22% of GDP in 2002.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/a/47393.htm   (3171 words)

  
 Articles - Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Albania (Albanian: ´´Republika e Shqipërisë´´, IPA) is a Mediterranean country in southeastern Europe.
Since 1990 Albania has been diplomatically oriented towards the West - it was accepted to the Council of Europe and has requested membership in NATO.
Albania consists of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain, the highest mountain, Korab in the district of Dibra reaching up to 2,753 metres (9,032 ft).
www.zdiamond.net /articles/Albania   (1856 words)

  
 Albania - FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
For decades Albania had maintained no representative commercial offices in Western countries, and so deep was the Albanian dictator's animus toward the Soviet Union that the two countries carried on no trade at all for decades after their split in the early 1960s.
Hoxha and his protégés created a formidable barrier to economic relations with the West in 1976 by incorporating into the country's constitution an amendment banning borrowing from capitalist countries.
Trade with the West increased after Hoxha's death in 1985, but it was not until the end of the decade that Albania's government surrendered its monopoly on foreign trade.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-243.html   (206 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Foreign relations of Serbia and Montenegro Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Since the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1989, the foreign policy of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (renamed Serbia and Montenegro in 2003) was characterized primarily by a desire to secure its political and geopolitical position and the solidarity of ethnic Serbs in the Balkan region through a strong nationalist campaign.
Immediately preceding the NATO bombing campaign of the F.R.Y. in spring 1999, the U.S. and most European countries severed relations with the F.R.Y., and the U.S. embassy was closed.
Since October 5, 2000, foreign embassies, including that of the U.S., have reopened, and the F.R.Y./SaMhas regained its seat in such international organizations as the OSCE and the UN and is actively participating in IMF and World Bank projects.
www.ipedia.com /foreign_relations_of_serbia_and_montenegro.html   (678 words)

  
 Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council
A talk presented for the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council in the House of Commons on the 26th of March 2007.
The Albanian foreign policy in the past decades is not just interesting to study because of its peculiarities, but also because it is eventful and very colourful compared to the present day predicted foreign policy.
The discontinuation of the diplomatic relations with UK was initiated from the so-called Corfu channel incident.
www.cfcconline.org.uk   (1504 words)

  
 al-Qaeda (a.k.a. al-Qaida, al-Qa'ida) - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 Albania Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Albania Table of Contents Upon taking power in late 1944, the communist regime gave high priority to reopening the schools and organizing the whole education system to reflect...
Aksion Plus is the first youth Non Governmental Organization in Albania working actively in AIDS and Drugs prevention through education, information, training, publications and...
Education in Albania Education in Albania The literacy rate in Albania for the total population, age 9 or older, is about 93%.
education.zeball.com /country.php?country=Albania   (380 words)

  
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