Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Are You Ethnic Albanian?

Well, just in case you were ever thinking of heading back to the homeland (or ancestral land, whichever), good news. Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has announced a plan to grant citizenship to all ethnic Albanians worldwide.

Which would be just a nice little thing if it weren't for the fact that neighboring Kosovo is 90% ethnic Albanian, and also-neighboring Macedonia is a quarter Albanian, and the Albanians in Macedonia nearly sent that nation into civil war in 2001. Oh, and also last week, during Albania's centennial celebrations, Berisha referred to Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Greece as "Albanian lands", in the process angering a whole lot of neighbors.

So if you're ethnic Albanian, maybe also steer clear of all Albania's neighbors right now. But Albania itself, well, free game to you.

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