An article in the Financial Times this weekend talks about Albania, and how art and politics are interacting through the ideas of the Prime Minister, Edi Rama. He is an artist turned politician. I also like that the former headquarters of the communist rulers has re-opened as the Centre for Openness and Dialogue.
In Greece recently, I was recalling how, in the early 1990s, people would warn us to be careful of the Albanian refugees who had escaped that same communism and were living in the rocks outside of town. Now there are many Albanians living, working, swimming and going to school there - one even makes the best moussaka in town.