Asset Publisher

Reuters / Gleb Garanich

Country Reports

Albania: Political and Social Impact One Year After the Start of the War in Ukraine

Reliable Partner of the West and Concerns in the Population

One year after the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, Albania is showing itself to be a reliable partner of Ukraine and the Western community of security and values. The government, opposition and civil society have unanimously condemned the Russian invasion.

Asset Publisher

Within the scope of its possibilities, Albania supported Ukraine with humanitarian aid. As a current non-permanent member of the Security Council, Albania also plays an important role in the United Nations' condemnation of Russian aggression. Even though Albania is not directly affected by the conflict, there are concerns among both politicians and the population about higher energy and living costs. In addition, an alleged espionage case in the summer of 2022 caused a stir. The article reviews the past twelve month of Albania´s political course within the new international situation then takes a closer look on the internal consequences of the war and finally gives an outlook on further developments.

The full-length publication is only available in German.

Asset Publisher

Contact Person

Dr. Tobias Rüttershoff


Leiter des Auslandsbüros Albanien & Leiter des Auslandsbüros Serbien / Montenegro (kommisarisch) +355 4 22 66 525
Event Reports
February 27, 2023
read now


Asset Publisher