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U.S. Ambassador Alexander Arvizu and the Albanian Minister of Justice Eduard Halimi unveil the dedication plaque
March 30, 2012

LEZHA, MARCH 30, 2012       The U.S. Ambassador in Albania, Alexander A. Arvizu, and the Minister of Justice, Eduard Halimi, inaugurated today the first installation of the court digital audio recording system at the Lezha District Court. Implemented with funding from USAID as part of the Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), and in close partnership with the Albanian government and the judiciary, this marks the beginning of the implementation of a major technological advance in Albanian courts that helps enhance their efficiency and transparency.

Winners of 1st Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition in Albania
March 15, 2012

TIRANA, MARCH 15, 2012  With the support from the USAD’s Competitive Enterprise Development project (Rritje Albania) and Microsoft Albania,  Albania held its first Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition to support technology and innovation to advance economic and social developments in Albania.  USAID/Albania’s Mission Director, Joseph Williams, and Albania’s Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, delivered opening remarks at the competition.

USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, delivering remarks at the event.
February 9, 2012

TIRANA, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Today, USAID held an event to mark the launch of a new four year, $3.4 million program, that will provide support to the Bank of Albania and Albania’s Financial Supervisory Authority.  Assistance will support the institution’s supervision of Albania’s banking and insurance sectors which is important for economic stability and growth.  USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph Williams, FSVC President and CEO, J. Andrew Spindler, and the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Ardian Fullani delivered remarks at the event.

USAID, Albania, rule of law, corruption, Avokatia, bar journal
January 20, 2012

TIRANA, JANUARY 20, 2012     With the support from the USAD’s Albanian Justice Sector Strengthening Project (JuST), the National Chamber of Advocates (NCA) presented to its members today the first issue of Albania’s only professional bar journal, “Avokatia.”  The publication is one of a number of USAID-supported activities designed to help strengthen the professionalism and academic training of Albanian lawyers.

U.S. Shows Support for Albanian Magistrates School Graduates
December 22, 2011

TIRANA, DECEMBER 22, 2011     Ambassador Arvizu delivered remarks and congratulated students at Thursday’s graduation ceremony at the Rectorate of Tirana University in Tirana.  The School has made important contributions to improving Albania’s justice sector, providing initial and continuous education for Albanian magistrates (judges and prosecutors). To date, 133 judges and 99 prosecutors have graduated from the School.

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