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April 9, 2014

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, Montenegro, MCC, QKR, QKL, business registration and licensing
April 28, 2010

TIRANA, APRIL 28, 2010     Today, the Directors of National Licensing Center (NLC) and the National Registration Center (NRC), Eneida Guria and Tomi Kola, provided a tour of the one-stop-shop business centers for Montenegrin government officials visiting Albania this week.

USAID, Albania, C-Change, Family Planning, modern contraceptives, Demographic Health Survey
April 27, 2010

TIRANA, APRIL 27, 2010      USAID’s family planning program launched today its second mass-media campaign aimed at increasing the use of modern contraceptives in Albania to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The month-long campaign will be broadcast nationally on television and radio and featured in print ads in major Albanian newspapers.

The event was attended by USAID/Albania’s Mission Director, Joe Williams, and the Minister of Health, Petrit Vasili.

USAID, Albania, Fier, local governance, LGPA
April 22, 2010

FIER, APRIL 22, 2010     Under the slogan "Give a Hand for a Clean City" and in recognition of the International Earth Day celebration, today, dozens of citizens, civil society organizations, businesses, and students took part in the first citywide clean-up in Fier. 

USAID, Albania, ACIT, foreign trade, economic growth, Albanian economy
April 15, 2010

 

TIRANA, APRIL 15, 2010     “Although Albania’s trade deficit did not increase last year, the decrease in the overall exports from Albania underlines the urgent need to improve the competitiveness of Albanian products in domestic and foreign markets,” said USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, at an economic policy roundtable held today in Tirana.

The Minister of Economy, Trade, and Energy, Mr. Dritan Prifti, also delivered remarks on the challenges facing trade in Albania.

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