Articles by Gentiola Madhi

3mesiDI: Albania, dal Covid-19 al terzo mandato di Edi Rama

20/05/2021 -  Gentiola Madhi

È stata l’emergenza sanitaria a dominare il dibattito negli ultimi mesi in Albania. E a divenire oggetto di contesa tra il governo socialista e l’opposizione nella rincorsa alle politiche svoltesi lo scorso 25 aprile

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Albania: political parties are doing their own "journalism"

11/05/2021 -  Gentiola Madhi

In the recent electoral campaign for the political elections, the staff of the main political parties created their own editorial products, which were then often transmitted and published as they were, without journalistic mediation. Propaganda defeated information

"Big Brother" privacy scandal exposes the fragility of Albanian democracy

21/04/2021 -  Gentiola Madhi

The Albanian Socialist Party allegedly collected and illegally used the data of 910,000 citizens. The "Big Brother" case breaks out in Albania a few days before the political elections. Even the author of this article found herself listed

Covid-19: the pandemic is testing the Balkan countries' education systems

03/12/2020 -  Gentiola MadhiFrancesco Trupia

Poor investments, politicisation, little regard for teachers: the pandemic has exacerbated the structural limits of school systems in the Balkans. The case of Kosovo

Da Berlino a Sofia, per la convergenza economica dei Balcani Occidentali

06/11/2020 -  Gentiola Madhi

Martedì prossimo a Sofia, Bulgaria, si terrà il tradizionale vertice tra capi di stato e governo dei Balcani Occidentali e Unione europea. Obiettivo, adottare un piano per la creazione di uno spazio economico regionale

Albania: public information becomes a casualty of COVID-19

11/06/2020 -  Gentiola Madhi

COVID-19 has exposed the weaknesses of Albania’s public information. The monopolisation of communication on coronavirus has raised concerns over the government’s accountability on pandemic management as well as media freedom

Albania: the end of a theatre

18/05/2020 -  Gentiola Madhi

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, under fierce lockdown measures, Albania’s socialist government performed the last act of the power play on the demolition of the National Theatre. At the expense of democracy

Albania: dalla jufka all’agriturismo

05/02/2020 -  Gentiola Madhi

Ha iniziato con la pasta tradizionale fatta in casa e poi ha dato alloggio ai turisti che venivano da lei per degustare i prodotti. La storia di Dashurie è ora un esempio e un'opportunità per molte donne albanesi

Albania: the winter of representative democracy

09/01/2020 -  Gentiola Madhi

A new wave of protests is expected to mark the beginning of 2020 in Albania. With a fragmented opposition and a non-representative Parliament, civic protests may serve as a catalyst for further democratisation and freedom of speech

Albania: the civic duty of protecting the National Theatre

18/12/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

The 20-month long protests against the demolition of the National Theatre reflect not only the need to protect the country's common historical and cultural heritage, but also citizens’ demands for further democratisation of Albania

French Politics against EU Policy in the Balkans

17/10/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

The EU Summit is expected to take a final decision on the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, although France seems unwilling to change its position to postpone the decision-making process until the European negotiation format is re-arranged

Albania: private unsecurity

11/07/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi Tirana

The establishment of "llyrian Guard", a state-owned company offering private security services, can hardly resolve the complexity and challenges of the private security market in Albania. The Achille’s heel lies in licencing and quality control by state institutions

Western Balkans, struggling to meet EU criteria

12/06/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

At the end of May, the European Commission published its traditional progress reports on the enlargement process. Even for countries where timid steps forward have been reported, the enlargement progress remains a hostage of some EU members

Balcani occidentali, mal di testa dell'Ue

07/05/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

Dal 2 al 4 maggio - a tre settimane dal voto europeo - a Firenze si è tenuto il ciclo di incontri "State of the Union". Ma nel futuro dell'Europa, qual è lo spazio dei Balcani?

Berlin Process before and after the Summit of Poznan

07/03/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

The fifth summit of the so-called Berlin Process will be held in Poland next July. And, for many reasons, could be the last one

Albania: the day after the protest of the opposition

18/02/2019 -  Gentiola Madhi

In Albania last Saturday a rally organised by opposition coalition degenerated in violent actions. A group of protesters instigated a confrontation with the police cordon around the government building

Escalation of students’ protests in Albania

20/12/2018 -  Gentiola Madhi

In front of the refusal by the Albanian government to abolish the law on higher education, after two weeks of peaceful demonstrations, students have opted for an escalation of their protests

Students’ protests shake apathy in Albania

11/12/2018 -  Gentiola Mahdi

The increase of tuition fees, low quality of teaching, and lack of adequate infrastructures in public universities have led to widespread student protests in Tirana and other university towns in Albania

Albania, vetting process and bilateral issues with Greece

05/12/2018 -  Gentiola Madhi

The slow vetting process of judges and prosecutors in Albania has been stalling the establishment of the new self-governing bodies of the judiciary, affecting the resolution of the country’s longstanding bilateral issues with Greece

Albania: ‘If I were a boy’

03/08/2018 -  Gentiola Madhi

‘If I were a boy’ is the title of a novel by a male author published in 1936, which explores the inner world of a young girl living in Tirana, and her revolutionary thoughts on women’s emancipation and empowerment in Albania’s patriarchal society