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Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor is a British-born journalist living and working in Tirana, Albania, since 2017. She writes for Exit.al/en and is the news editor and Albania and Kosovo correspondent for EU politics and policy media EURACTIV. In addition, she covers the region for DW, BBC, and occasionally The Times, as well as media such as The Lead, Vice, Open Democracy, and Byline Times. As well as creating content, she was elected to the board of the Albanian Ethical Media Alliance for the second term in 2022 and regularly talks in local and international panels and at educational institutions on media, ethics, and journalism in the current climate. She started her career in Malta as a political and social columnist before working with the award-winning investigative platform The Shift News. Author photo: Jutta Benzenberg

The “Maldives of Europe” is sinking in a currency crisis

Alice Taylor

13.10.23

This summer saw the value of the euro fall to historic lows against the local currency, the lek, a big issue for Albania businesses that do business in Europe, or those getting paid in euro, but having to pay salaries and bills in...

Albania’s green ambitions – Something of a mixed bag

Alice Taylor

30.06.23

While progress is something of a mixed bag, there are definitely improvements over the last few...

People in Albania are tired of Brussels’ lip service

Alice Taylor

04.04.23

The problem with information around EU accession is the belief that the EU’s statements of support for the country’s accession are little more than lip...

As war rages in Ukraine, Albanians fight for economic survival

Alice Taylor

18.03.22

While the war in Ukraine continues to rage, for thousands of Albanians it is a continual battle to feed their families and pay their bills. Their protests don’t come from a place of non-compassion, but rather a primal urge to...

Tirana: A city scarred by money laundering

Alice Taylor

28.01.22

Alice Taylor The march of the diggers, cranes, and cement mixers continues while Albanians find themselves driven out of the city. Those that remain, witness the destruction of historical monuments, playgrounds, and open areas and are powerless to prevent it.  ...