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USAID, Albania, MCC, Threshold Program, tax administration, tax reforms, anti-corruption
March 1, 2011


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. 

USAID, Albania, 2011 Local Elections, domestic monitoring
February 23, 2011

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.

Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, USAID, Albania
January 19, 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.

USAID, Albania, corruption, justice sector, judicial reform, rule of law, Nishani, Spahiu
December 21, 2010

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.

USAID, Albania, Shkodra, floods, disaster relief, OFDA, Northern Albania, Ambassador Arvizu
December 15, 2010

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.


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