The International Observatory on Statelessness


An unknown number of the Greek minority in Albania lack citizenship. Most of them live in a southern region called Northern Epiros, referring to the historical state of Epiros which was divided between Albania and Greece in 1913. Greeks were harshly affected by the communist regime’s attempts to homogenize the population. In 2006, the Greek government decided to allow Greeks in Albania to obtain dual citizenship. The number who has obtained Greek passports as a result of the decision is not known.

Information on Roma who may be stateless because of discrimination and lack of basic infrastructure and public services is unavailable.