Albania Destination Guide & Country Overview

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Updated: 2018-05-13.

Republic of Albania | Republika e Shqipërisë

Albania is located in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula bordering the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, between Greece to the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north.

Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. Still, Albania joined NATO in 2009 and in 2014 became a candidate for accession to the European Union.

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