Grapevine: May 14, 1990

THE REACH-OUT ALBANIA PLAN. Paranoid, reclusive Albania is beginning to reach out and touch someone. The nation opened telephone links with 54 Western countries earlier this year, and this month a direct U.S.-Albania link is being inaugurated by AT&T. This week the National Assembly begins meeting to consider a number of -- for Albania -- revolutionary proposals. Among them: reinstituting the Ministry of Justice, which was abolished in the '60s on the pretext that it was no longer needed, and the right of the accused to have a defense lawyer.

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