Albania to abolish conscription by 2010
The Albanian government is completely reforming its military, aiming to professionalise it and to comply with NATO membership requirements.
By Jonilda Koci for Southeast European Times in Tirana 21/08/08
Military service will no longer be mandatory in Albania.
Beginning January 1st 2010, Albania will no longer have compulsory military service. The initiative is part of the reforms required by NATO, which the country hopes to join after meeting the Alliance’s requirements.