The Albanian government has stepped up its communication and outreach on Twitter over the past year. A Twitter account has been set up on 10 April 2014 for President @BujarNishani but the account is so far protected. The president prime minister and the foreign minister both maintain personal accounts and the ministry of foreign affairs provides information in English.

Tweets from Albania leaders

President of Albania Edi Rama

Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama (@EdiRamaal) is the most followed Albanian politician and has been on Twitter since 28 March 2011. He is quite active with almost four posts per day, a fifth of which are retweets. His feed has a casual tone, frequently posting pictures, including numerous selfies taken by Edi Rama himself. He predominantly uses his Blackberry to send his tweets which are exclusively in Albanian. While following 12 other global leaders he is only mutually connected to the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs @FedericaMog.

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Edi Rama


Faqja Zyrtare e Kryeministrit të Republikës së Shqipërisë

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 03/28/2011
Language: Albanian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.45
Retweets: 18%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.29
Replies/Tweet: 0.26
Tweets retweeted: 66%
Most mentioned @PyetEDIRAMEN (338), @PyetKM (315), @jnikolla (14), @Daphne_Dafina (6), @Editaraelira (5), @dariabig (4), @leinvasioni (4), @thimisamarxhiu (4), @Eraldo_Xhelili (4), @gjeloshkasa (4).
Average of retweets 12

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Foreign Minister of Albania Ditmir Bushati

The Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati joined Twitter on 18 February 2013. He tweets mainly in English more than once a day with almost a third being retweets, often of the Albanian foreign ministry. Apart from pictures of and information about his meetings the feed is dominated by comments on the country’s accession process to the #EU which is the second most used hashtag after #Albania. @DitmirBushati is well connected with his peers, mutually following 18 other foreign ministers and world leaders.

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Ditmir Bushati


Father & husband. Foreign Minister of Albania. @AlbanianMFA

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 02/18/2013
Language: English/Albanian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.77
Retweets: 37%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.25
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 51%
Most mentioned @Enver_Hoxhaj (18), @ediramaal (12), @FedericaMog (10), @EVenizelos (9), @StefanFuleEU (8), @NATO (7), @MirelaKumbaro (7), @MiroslavLajcak (6), @JHahnEU (6), @USEmbassyTirana (5).
Average of retweets 13

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Albania Albanian MFA

The Albanian foreign ministry has set up an English Twitter account @AlbanianMFA on 13 May 2010 and an Albanian account @MinJashtme on 27 January 2012 which was discontinued in 2014. The foreign ministry tweets on average once per day, mainly posting news and updates from its Facebook page in English and Albanian. More than half of the tweets are retweets, mostly of Foreign Minister @DitmirBushati. The account only rarely @mentions or @replies other users. However, the Albanian foreign ministry is very well connected among other global leaders, especially its neighbors, mutually following 54 other world leaders.

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Albanian MFA


Official Twitter feed of the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/13/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.23
Retweets: 52%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.24
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 35%
Most mentioned @ditmirbushati (246), @AlbanianMFA (111), @ediramaal (12), @Pontifex (10), @MiRo_SPD (8), @FedericaMog (7), @topchanneltv (7), @MiroslavLajcak (6), @OraNewsRTV (5), @HashimThaciRKS (5).
Average of retweets 7

First tweet