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Five men and a woman deliver remarks
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.

A poster with cell imagery and the title of the conference
April 9, 2010

TIRANA, APRIL 9, 2010     The Albanian Pediatrics Association, in collaboration with the J Project and with the support of USAID, held today the annual Conference on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. 

A man looks at a document
March 31, 2010

 

KORCA, MARCH 31ST, 2010     In a signing ceremony attended by the Mayor of Korca, Niko Peleshi; USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, and the Regional Director of ProCredit Bank, Ada Përmeti, the City of Korca signed the second commercial loan to a local government unit in Albania.

This commercial loan was made possible with the assistance of the USAID Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) and USAID’s Development Credit Authority, as part of the technical assistance for local economic development and supporting the implementation of the local borrowing law.

USAID, Albania, local governance, tax administration
March 31, 2010

 

KORCE AND POGRADEC, MARCH 31, 2010    USAID Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, and the Mayor of Korce, Niko Peleshi, launched today a new computerized tax systems in Korca.  The day before, Joseph Williams launched the same system in Pogradec with the Mayor, Artan Shkembi.  The system, which was developed through USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), will make tax collection and services more efficient and effective, thus leading to greater tax revenues for cities and improved services for citizens.

USAID, Albania, ITB 2010, tourism, Germany, competitive enterprise development
March 25, 2010

 

TIRANA, MARCH 25, 2010 Last week, USAID’s Competitive Enterprise Development program, in partnership with the National Tourism Agency and the Albanian Tourism Association, participated in the world’s leading travel trade fair ITB Berlin 2010 held in Germany.  There, USAID announced the launch of a Familiarization Tours program (FAM Tours 2010) for foreign tour operators interested in selling Albania as a travel destination. 

USAID, Albania, Shkodra, Tourism Information Office, Celesi, Municipality of Shkodra, Lorenc Leka
March 19, 2010

 

SHKODRA, MARCH 19, 2010     The Municipality of Shkodra opened today a new Tourist Information Office, as part of the city’s ongoing tourism promotion efforts.  The office will offer free of charge, high-quality professional tourism information services to tourists and visitors.

Mayor Lorenc Luka and Mr. Stephen Herbaly, a representative of USAID/Albania, delivered remarks.  Both speakers highlighted the importance of this office for the city and its tourism businesses.

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