The level of freedoms in Albania is deteriorating – Freedom House: The country loses 1 point compared to a year ago
Albania has lost a point in Freedom House’s assessment of the level of freedom in the country. The most accepted report at the global level in terms of the level of freedoms gives Albania 66 points out of 100, from 67 points collected a year ago. Despite the decline, Albania ranks first in the region, along with northern Macedonia. In the old continent, meanwhile, the Western Balkans lags behind other countries, especially the European Union.
Only countries like Turkey, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine result in weaker levels of democracy. Albania continues to be classified as a partially free country, never achieving the status of a fully-fledged country. In the region, Kosovo and Serbia are the other two countries besides Albania that have deteriorated, with a two-point declining score. Northern Macedonia and Montenegro have increased in scoring, while Bosnia and Herzegovina does not see any change, according to the 2021 global report on freedoms.
The index is based on two key sub-indicators, that of political rights, where Albania collects 27 points out of 40, as a year ago, and that of civil liberties, where it collects 39 points out of 60, declining with 1 point compared to a year ago, as a result of some defining events of the previous year.
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