The Albanians (; Albanian: Shqiptarët, pronounced [ʃcipˈta:ɾət]) are an ethnic group native to the Balkan Peninsula and are identified by a common Albanian ancestry, culture, history and language. They primarily live in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia as well as in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Turkey. They also constitute a large diaspora with several communities established across Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Diaspora based Albanians may self identify as Albanian, use hybrid identification or identify with their nationality, often creating an obstacle in establishing a total figure of the population.The ethnogenesis of the Albanians and their language is a …



UN: The United Nations · 23 May 2024 English

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Egyptians and members of other minority groups, to Albanians returning from abroad and to migrants, refugees

GI-TOC: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime · 11 May 2024 English

In Bulgaria alone, for example, the projected value of illegal fuel in 2019 reached approximately €0.5 billion, resulting in significant budget losses of €250 million.4 In the wake of the …

investigators in Kosovo claimed that Serbs and Albanians in the north of the country were working together

UN: The United Nations · 9 May 2024 English

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case of the enforced disappearance of 6 ethnic Albanians mentioned in paragraph 86 of the report. Had

IOM: International Organization for Migration · 6 May 2024

WORLD MIGRATION REPORT 2024 The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). [...] …

countries in the subregion. Thousands of young Albanians, for example, have resorted to taking arduous

ETF: European Training Foundation · 3 May 2024 English

To promote the concept of VNFIL in education, in August 2023 the Kyrgyz Government adopted the Regulation on the establishment of the ‘Centre for Independent Certification and Validation’ under the …

wanted to open a business back home; b) young Albanians who needed to certify their skills to enable labour

EU: European Union · 29 April 2024 English

This report distils a wealth of information on 821 criminal networks active in the EU, gathered by Europol in the context of our regular support to criminal investigations. It is …

composed either solely of Albanian nationals, or of Albanians combined with nationalities such as Belgian, Serbian. In over half of these criminal networks, Albanians are the dominant nationality. They are active

MRG: Minority Rights Group International · 26 April 2024 English

The smallest minority group primarily on discrimination in the context of state- is non-Muslims, who make up almost 0.4 percent of minority relations, as this remains a major obstacle to …

because minorities. In this context, Abkhazians, Albanians, Arabs, the promoters of Turkish nationalism considered

OSCE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe · 25 April 2024 English

On 21 April, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE accused the government and the authorities, including the SEC, of planning to manipulate the votes in the upcoming elections. [...] Many interlocutors highlighted …

seats, and the coalition between the Alliance for Albanians and AlternAtivA obtained 12 seats, while VMRO-DPMNE gained 2 seats, and the Democratic Party of the Albanians (DPA/PDSH) secured 1 seat. In January 2024, a the 13 BDI/DUI MPs, and 5 of the 8 Alliance for Albanians MPs. In paragraph 5.8 of the 1990 OSCE Copenhagen including two women. Two candidates were ethnic Albanians. Six candidates were supported by groups of voters registration from the two factions of the Alliance of Albanians; a decision was made after recusals of three judges

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia · 18 April 2024 English

The latest and more significant exodus of Muslim Bosniaks from Sandžak took place during the aggression of the Federal Republic For the mentioned reasons, the arrival of the Ottoman Empire …

violence and crimes committed against Kosovo Albanians a SANDŽAK REGION AND ITS IMPORTANCE little later ethnic groups, there are also 335 Gorani, 250 Albanians, which, after conquering the Raška region and genocide and ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks and Kosovo Albanians are The Bosniak national identity was formed with ties living in Serbia, especially Bosniaks and Albanians. This alienation on Bosniaks in Serbia, because are still present. In other words, Bosniaks and Albanians of the Bosniak national community. This fact was

EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 12 April 2024 English

Montenegro began EU accession negotiations in 2012. The European Commission's latest report notes tensions leading to a blocked political system. On 2 April 2023, after securing 59 % of votes …

Montenegrins (43 %), Serbs (32 %), Bosniaks (7.8 %) and Albanians (5 %). In a May 2006 referendum, 55.5 % of the

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