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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.

USAID, Albania, Rritje Albania, competitiveness, enterprise development, Quality Mark, tourism
February 18, 2010


TIRANA, FEBRUARY 18, 2010     USAID announced today that it will support the establishment of an international rating system for accommodation facilities in Albania. The announcement was made at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Albanian Tourism Association (ATA) held today in Tirana. USAID’s Rritje Albania/Competitive Enterprise Development Project (Rritje Albania) will provide technical and financial support to the ATA, which will be the key implementing partner in this new initiative designed to increase the competiveness of the country’s tourism sector.

Albania, USAID, Mission Director, Joe Williams, Withers, development
February 17, 2010


TIRANA, FEBRUARY 17, 2010 On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador John L. Withers, II hosted a reception at his Residence to introduce the new Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development program in Albania, Mr. Joseph C. Williams.  The reception was attended by Minister of State and Parliamentary Affairs, Genc Pollo, and several cabinet officials.

Albania, USAID, HIDAA, conflict of interest, asset declaration, privacy, personal data protection
February 5, 2010


TIRANA, FEBRUARY 5, 2010    Today, Inspector General of the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets (HIDAA), Mr. Adriatik Llalla, and the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection, Ms. Flora Çabej signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formally establish ways the two institutions will collaborate in the future.

Albania, USAID, agriculture, competitiveness
January 22, 2010

TIRANA, JANUARY 22, 2010     Today, USAID launched a new initiative to support the development of Albania’s agricultural markets.  In a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tirana’s Wholesale Market, USAID official, Sean Huff, and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection, Tokli Thomai inaugurated the new Market Information and Trade Facilitation Office.  The office, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection and the Agri-food Traders Union, will collect market data for select agriculture commodities, disseminate information regarding prices, avai

USAID Assists Albanians Displaced from Severe Flooding in Northern Albania
January 13, 2010


SHKODRA, JANUARY 13, 2010 – In response to the emergency situation created by flooding in northern Albania, the United States Embassy announced today a donation of $50,000 in emergency assistance to flood victims.  The funds are being disbursed through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to the Albanian Red Cross for the purchase and distribution of blankets, food, hygiene kits, and other emergency relief supplies to affected populations to an estimated 5,000 people in northern Albania.    


Last updated: December 04, 2014

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