17 Apr '18, 6pm

@Lachlan1959 Five things to know about Albania

@Lachlan1959 Five things to know about Albania

The European Commission has recommended opening EU accession talks with Albania. Here are some facts about the poor Balkan state whose inhabitants are deeply tied to Europe, despite being separated from it for centuries during the Ottoman occupation and later communist dictatorship: - Mercedes, EU fans - Whether brand new or dilapidated, Mercedes cars are unquestionably Albania's national vehicle, accounting for 40 percent of the country's cars, according to transport officials. Two flags are omnipresent throughout the country: the national red and black flag of a double-headed eagle, and that of the European Union. Isolated from the rest of the world during the communist period, "Albanians are obsessed with Europe. Europe is for them a pathological love but also a real model," said the country's most famous writer, Ismail Kadare. - Tourism potential - With its Adriatic co...

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