There was also talk of Albania during the last episode of the talk show "The pulling air" of the television station La7.
In the window reserved for the Country of the Eagles, attention has focused on the reversal of the migration route between Italy and Albania, with more and more Italians who in recent years decide to move to Tirana for work, taking advantage of the many employment opportunities of a fast growing economy.
Emigration to the contrary
Among the guests of the driver Myrta Merlino we also find Geri Ballo, originally from Albania and now a candidate for the next European elections with the Democratic Party. According to Ballo the reason why young people go to Albania, as well as to other countries, is due to emigration, a big problem for Italy.
The Italian public debate often focuses on those who arrive, leaving aside the many problems related to the brain drain and talent. Pressed by Merlin's questions, Geri Ballo underlines how Albania is increasingly becoming a favorite destination because it is a growing country with a culture very similar to the Italian one. Also the lifestyle is very marked on the Italian one, so there are no big difficulties of insertion.
During Ballo's speech, there is also space for a comment on the Albanian diaspora in Italy. While in the early years there were people who did not want to be identified as Albanians, over time a feeling of belonging much stronger developed with the country of origin.
On the basis of this, the same candidate for the Europeans cites the experience of Albania News, as an information portal founded by a group of young Albanians with the intent both of cultivating the bond of the diaspora with Albania, and of bringing Italians closer to the discovery and knowledge of the land of eagles.
The word then passes to two young Italian boys who live and work in Albania, to have direct testimonies from the country.
The first to speak is Roberto Mazzuca, a young entrepreneur in the real estate sector who has lived in Albania for six years. Moving to Tirana to study dentistry at the University of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roberto then decided to stay there because he was fascinated and transported by the ferment of the country in recent years, which offered many stimuli.
Subsequently Ida Nastasi speaks, editor and copywriter for a web marketing company in the capital. After graduating in Italy and having encountered many difficulties to enter the working world - especially in the south - she took the opportunity to join her boyfriend who was already living in Albania and started working right away.
The final comment of the economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, who sees this turnabout as the beautiful side of Europe, namely the fact that there is a reciprocal movement of people that is not tied to the logic of tax and social competition: people he chooses his own way of life and finds it in Italy or Albania indifferently.