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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 21, 2010 USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) released a study on “Immovable Property Tax – an Innovative Instrument for Increasing Local Revenues” during a roundtable discussion organized with representatives from local government units, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Interior, the Immovable Property Registration Office, and other stakeholders. The research and policy study was prepared by urban finance experts from Co-PLAN, with support by USAID and the Open Society Institute’s “Influence on Policymaking” project.
TIRANA, OCTOBER 15, 2010 The Albanian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, in collaboration with Health Ministries of both countries, held an international conference today to address challenges in managing health care systems in the region. Organized with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the conference took place at the Albanian Academy of Sciences.
Last updated: October 24, 2013