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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:00am

The improvement of court efficiency brought together today a high level meeting of justice sector stakeholders at the Ministry of Justice, organized with the support of the USAID’s JuST project and the OSCE Presence in Albania.

In the focus of discussions was the experience of the Kruja District Court which is implementing since February active case management practices for avoiding unproductive hearings, wasted time and unnecessary delays which are not an uncommon experience in the Albanian judiciary. This pilot project entitled: “For Justice Without Delays” relies on better pretrial preparation and more attention to the principle that every court hearing should be a meaningful one. It includes specific targets for the Kruja District Court, such as reducing the number of court sessions from 14 to 4 in complex civil cases, and from almost 9 to 3 for criminal cases. The Kruja District Court initiative is strongly supported by the High Council of Justice and the Ministry of Justice. OSCE and USAID support includes help with process design, data collection and analysis, and information dissemination.

USAID, Albania, rule of law, corruption, justice sector reforms
Monday, March 7, 2011 (All day)


TIRANA , MARCH 7, 2011     Last week, USAID, in partnership with Albania’s National Chamber of Advocates (NCA), published the first comprehensive collection of the fundamental legal acts that regulate the functioning of the legal profession in Albania.

USAID, Albania, MCC, Threshold Program, tax administration, tax reforms, anti-corruption
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (All day)


TIRANA, MARCH 1, 2011     Today, U.S. Ambassador Alexander A. Arvizu and Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha inaugurated the new Tirana Taxpayer Service Center.  Established with the assistance of the American people through the Millennium Challenge Corporation Albania Threshold Program II, the center provides tax services and information for all businesses operating in Tirana.

The center opened December 1, 2010, and since that time, up to 1,000 taxpayers a day have been visiting the facility.  Since opening, the center has served almost 50,000 customers. 

USAID, Albania, 2011 Local Elections, domestic monitoring
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:45am

TIRANA, FEBRUARY 23, 2011     U.S. Ambassador Alexander A. Arvizu announced today that the U.S. Embassy in Tirana will be allocating nearly $360,000 in election related assistance to civil society.  The funds will be dedicated to the monitoring of Albanian local elections, which are scheduled for May 8, 2011.

Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, USAID, Albania
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:00am

WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 19, 2011     Today, the Board of Directors of the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund (AAEF) presented a ceremonial check for $15 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to be returned to the U.S. Treasury on behalf of the American people.

USAID, Albania, corruption, justice sector, judicial reform, rule of law, Nishani, Spahiu
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 10:45am

TIRANA, DECEMBER 21, 2010     Today, USAID, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the High Council of Justice, organized a conference “Toward more Transparent, Effective and Accountable Justice in Albania” to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Albanian justice system, and to launch USAID’s new Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST). Represented at the conference were court chief judges and chancellors from across Albania, representatives of legal professional associations, civil society organizations, and the media.

USAID, Albania, Shkodra, floods, disaster relief, OFDA, Northern Albania, Ambassador Arvizu
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:00am

SHKODRA, DECEMBER 15, 2010     Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Alexander Arvizu, visited the flooded region of Shkodra and met with officials at the Government of Albania’s disaster operations center to discuss their emergency assistance operations.  In his remarks to the media, the Ambassador affirmed the U.S. Government’s commitment to support the Albanian people during both the emergency and long-term recovery efforts.

USAID, Albania, tourism, Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, economic growth
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:00am

TIRANA, NOVEMBER 22, 2010     USAID, in partnership with Albania’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, invited international tourism experts from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the National Geographic Society and Expedia to meet with Albania’s leading tourism businesses to discuss  ways to adopt a more sustainable approach to business growth and increase access to markets.

USAID, Albania, AMCHAM, MCC, American Chamber of Commerce in Albania, civil society, e-procurement system
Friday, October 29, 2010 (All day)

TIRANA, OCTOBER 29, 2010     The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham) published today the findings of a monitoring report on the usage of Albania’s Electronic Procurement System (EPS).

USAID, Albania, health, women and child health, reproductive health, Queen Geraldine Hospital
Thursday, October 28, 2010 (All day)

TIRANA, OCTOBER 28, 2010     Today, Albania’s first national training center for obstetrics and gynecology opened its doors at the Queen Geraldina Maternity Hospital in Tirana. The training center, which is operated in cooperation with the University of Tirana Medical Faculty, received $10,000 worth of medical equipment from USAID that will allow medical students to practice safer and more effective clinical procedures for delivering babies and caring for mothers in Albania. 


Last updated: July 18, 2014

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