Lobbying to abrogate the law that reduces the benefits of maternity, has already started; Open Data Albania makes public available the tables and the new calculations.

Soon after the detailed analysis public available at Open Data Albania on the reduction of the benefits as a result of legal amendments, members of the Group on Gender Issues in the Parlament of Albania notified on a possibility of abrogating this article, that obviously consists in legal aggravated effects. The women’s right of maternity derives from the protection of the scheme on social securities.…

Birth delivery payment decrease, government amends the legislation.

The Government has to amend article 27 of the law ‘On social securities’ which stipulates that the payment on maternity leave has to be made based upon the net payment and not based on the gross payment, consequently this consists to be an explicit violation of women?s rights.’. This request was made by the chairwoman of the Parliamentary Commission on Labour, Social Issues and Public…

Bill and price of electricity for household consumers, 1 January 2015 Open Data Albania has researched and compared the changes in electricity billing for household consumers after 1 January 2015. The data were obtained from the Energy Regulatory Entity in its public announcements. The price of electricity for household consumers until 31 December 2014 has been calculated based on two levels of tariffs on monthly…

The price of electricity for businesses, 1 January 2015 Open Data Albania is investigating the price of electricity for business customers. The price of electricity is determined by decision of the Energy Regulatory Entity. Electricity prices are differentiated based on the voltage level and not based on the level of consumption. Based on the voltage level there are three major groups: business customers supplied with…

Value Added Tax VAT in Albania, countries of the region and the EU Open Data Albania is investigating the rate of value added tax VAT in the Republic of Albania (RA), the countries of the region and the EU. Law Nr. 92/2014 defines the value added tax as a general tax on the consumption of goods and services, proportional to their price, which is charged…

The level of excise by products 1 January 2015 Open Data Albania has researched the level of excise duty in the Republic of Albania. Under applicable law, excise tax is defined as a tax applied on excise products produced and imported for consumption in the Republic of Albania. Currently, the products subject to excise duty are classified into eight groups: coffee and energy drink; beer,…

Debt per capita in the years 2010-2015

Open Data Albania has taken into consideration the debt per capita in years 2010-2015. It is calculated as the ratio of total outstanding debt of the state to the population at a given time. Source: Ministry of Finance and INSTATProcessing and comments: ODA As seen from the graph, the share of debt that every Albanian citizen carries from year to year has increased, reaching a…

Financing of health per capita from the government budget in the years 2010-2015

Open Data Albania has taken into consideration the amount spent from the government budget on health in relation to the population in 2010-2015. Total funding for health from the Government Budget consists of the budget allocated to the Ministry of Health and Income mainly from contributions that are administered by the HII. Source: Ministry of Finance, INSTATProcessing and comments: Open Data AlbaniaThe amount spent on…

Cost of debt per capita in the years 2010-2015

Open Data Albania has taken into consideration the cost of debt per capita in the years 2010-2015, which expresses the amount of interest paid by the Government Budget for the outstanding loan value in relation to the population in a given year. Source: Ministry of Finance, INSTATProcessing and comments: ODA In the first part of the time period taken into consideration, the years 2010-2012, there…