FIER, MARCH 18, 2011 Today, the Municipality of Fier opened a new public information office, supported by USAID. Citizens with questions on local taxes, public works, permits and licenses, or social services can now come to the municipalities newly renovated office for quick answers and advice. The Municipality hopes to increase citizen satisfaction with municipal services and improve transparency.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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