The New York Times - Albania: Budget destination of the year

Gjirokaster is a bustling town of hilly, slippery cobblestoned streets and slate-roofed Ottoman houses.

Guardian - Albania: Europes final frontier

Keep it quiet ... Qeparo beach on the Albanian Riviera. Photograph: Benji Lanyado, 11 August 2007

The Sunday Times - Albania: Europes last frontier

It may have a serious image problem, but Albania has a coastline and a climate to die for. So, how intrepid do you have to be to invest there?

Will NATO membership attract more buyers to the balkans?

As Albania, Macedonia and Croatia sit poised to receive possible confirmation of their acceptance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in April, property prices and confidence in the respective property markets is expected to grow significantly.

Albania receives NATO membership invitation

NATO membership is also expected to speed the process for EU membership.

Albania on Best Countries for Business (2008)

Lagging behind its Balkan neighbors, Albania is making the difficult transition to a more modern open-market economy.

Albania, the final Emerging Property Market and Holiday Destination

Albania Properties / Alfa Information being the only agency in the market for over 10 years has seen the market move swiftly and very fast.

Albanian tourism on the rise

A large number of tourists arrived on Albania's shores this year. Unexplored beaches and good food are the main attractions.

Montenegro and Albania Show Highest Economic Growth in the Balkans

12 August 2008 | Montenegro and Albania will have the highest economic growth in the Balkans region in 2008, according to the International Monetary Fund's forecasts.

Albania is heavenly for history buffs

An hour across the water from Corfu lies a country that will surprise, enchant and educate says David Aaronovitch

After communism, Mafia gangs and problems over title deeds, the good news for British buyers is that the country seems to be sorting out its property rules.

By Richard Webber: If anywhere in Europe can still be described as a hidden gem, it has to be Albania. For four decades, this backwater in the Balkans was an isolated, secretive basket case ruled by its ironfisted communist dictator, Enver Hoxha.

On 1st April 2009, Albania did become a full member of NATO Alliance. NATO membership is a big step forward and the greatest achievement for Albania.

With a full membership now approved Albania is a better place to invest. As a NATO member there will be more guarantees and confidence for investors in all fields. The next goal for Albania is to become a member of the EU.

Albania has seen many changes in the last decade or so, with tourism increasing plus many major investments in various sectors, which are helping to create many jobs throughout the region.

A Twelfth Night tour of Albania to see the land that time forgot

What country, friends, is this?' asks Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 'This is Illyria, lady,' replies her shipwrecked captain. I've just come back from Illyria. Or at least where Illyria used to be when there were tribes instead of nations and the tribal lands had names that have been long forgotten. Now this is Albania.