Territory in southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea, ruled since 1992 by the Republika e Shqipërisë

Albania (Albanian: Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian: Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe. The country spans 28,748 square kilometers and had a total population of 3 million people as of 2016. It is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic with the capital in Tirana, the country's most populous city and main economic and commercial center. The country's other major cities include Durrës, Vlorë, Sarandë, Shkodër, Berat, Korçë, Gjirokastër and Fier.

Measures of Freedom

Albania | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 67, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
"Local elections held in June 2015 were viewed as an important test of democratic institutions in Albania, which had been designated a candidate for European Union (EU) membership in 2014. International observers said the polls were conducted peacefully, but raised concerns about pressure on voters by politicians, problems with election commission operations, and the improper use of government resources by the ruling coalition during campaigning."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.45, Rank: 50, Personal Freedom: 7.50, Economic Freedom: 7.40, Democracy Index: 5.25
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.40. Rank: 42

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