Our Man in Tirana is taking a break for a couple of weeks, though there may be one or two postings between now and the new year. Thanks to everyone who has read, linked and commented over the past year. Happy Christmas. Happy New Year. I will be back in early January. Until then, here are some pictures of the Christmas decorations in the city.
Le Monde Diplomatique has been musing in its very French way about The Dream of a Greater Albania . The reliably vitriolic AA Gill is reliably vitriolic about Albania in the Sunday Times . Sensitive Albanians might want to give this one a miss. The Guardian carries an obituary of Gramoz Pashko.