Top Channel TV / Vetting also for Tenders. Experts: Biggest Abuses occur when the Law Is Circumvented

The National Media Top Channel has launched one of its news editions in July 2021 with the title: Vetting for Public Tenders. Corruption in Tenders and Procurement has been a very sensitive aspect of the Political and Public Debate for weeks before the beginning of the Third Mandate of the ruling Socialist Party led by Edi Rama. Transcript of the interview: Journalist: The biggest weaknesses…

Open Data Albania quoted in the media, first week of September

TopChannel: Albania, fewer men. For every 100 males born, 107 males die Link to the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29MdH57D9c Hapur.al publish: Albanian population is shrinking. For every 100 male births in 2020, there were 7 more deaths Link to the article: https://www.hapur.al/2021/09/02/shqiptaret-po-pakesohen-per-cdo-100-male- born-lose-life-107-men / Faxweeb.al publish: Albania in a demographic crisis. Population is shrinking. For every 100 new births, 107 deaths have been recorded, and the ratio…

Prime Minister Rama: Municipalities should not abuse tenders. Open Data: Central government has made more violations with tenders than local government

The Informative Edition of the Voice of America broadcast on Friday, June 9, a chronicle on the Albanian Government’s Position on Corruption in Public Tenders. After several arrests of senior officials, Prime Minister Rama in a meeting with mayors raised the issue of Local Government performance in relations to tenders as problematic for corruption. VOA asked the director of Open Data Albania for a comment.…

News Bomb published: 1 Billion Euro Concessions for 4 years, what are the projects and companies, from Gjoka to Bardhi Konstruksion and Bushtrica Hydropower

News Bomb published on June 10, 2021, an Article entitled “1 Billion Euro Concessions for 4 years, what are the projects and companies, from Gjoka to Bardhi Konstruksion and Bushtrica Hydropower“. The article illustrates concession costs by companies, using Passports with information created on the Open Corporates Albania Portal, under the Public Contractors Category. The article informs the public about major contractors by introducing them…

AZLajme published: Who is Anton Gjini”, who is known as the Albanian ELChapo, laundering money in Albania under the nose of SPAK

AZLajme is a new media portal, which on April 14th published an article entitled “Who is Anton Gjini”, who is known as the Albanian ELChapo, laundering money in Albania under the nose of SPAK. The article refers to the information provided on the Passport of the company Alesio 14, owned by Anton Gjinaj, including the tenders the company has won with some of the main…

Bold News published: Arrested for drugs Anton Gjinaj of Alesio 2014 has received 1 billion ALL in Public Tenders

The investigative journalism portal, Bold News, wrote on April 14, 2021 an article entitled Arrested for drugs Anton Gjinaj of Alesio 2014 has received 1 billion ALL in Public Tenders. Considering it important news regarding the integrity of the public contractors in contracts with the state (municipalities), the editorial office of Bold News has produced a video on the information in question. Bold News uses…

Daily Gazeta Shqiptarja.com published: Convicted of Heroin Trafficking in Spain – Who is the businessman Anton Gjinaj who was handcuffed in Montenegro and continues to win tenders in Albania

On April 14, 2021, the Daily Gazeta Shqiptarja.Com in its print and online version published an article entitled “Convicted of Heroin Trafficking in Spain – Who is the businessman Anton Gjinaj who was handcuffed in Montenegro and continues to win tenders in Albania”. The article identifies a person arrested for international trafficking, who in Albania owns a construction company with public contracts signed with the…

The EXIT.AL portal published: “Construction Companies – The Most Paid Clients of the State for the Year 2020”

The EXIT.AL portal published on January 26th, 2021 an article entitled “Construction Companies – The Most Paid Clients of the State for the Year 2020”. The article lists some companies that have been awarded budgetary tenders highlighting that a group of them has signed a large number of contracts. Describing each company and the volume or records of its contracts, the Article uses Business Company…

EXIT.AL portal published: 622 Million Euros paid to Concessions until 2023

EXIT.AL portal published on June 5th an article entitled: 622 Million Euros paid to Concessions until 2023. The article is based on information presented by our organization on projected budgeting values from Public Finances to be paid to several concessionary businesses. The article contains hyperlinks to Passports of some Companies created as part of the activity of the AIS Project with Leviz Albania. More specifically,…

Open Data Albania in Media, Week from 2 to 10 May, Reconstruction Fund, Its use in the Electoral Campaign

Data published by Open Data Albania portal and the blog FollowtheMoney.al were referred to in the first week of May as a factual source for several media stories and articles. The main topic in the media is the potential use of the Reconstruction Program Fund after the earthquake of 26 November 2019. During the Election Campaign, March 25 to April 25, was spending 30% of…

DATA/How did Ndragheta’s intercepted company win 80 public tenders in Albania? ‘Open Data’ raised the red flag, but no one listened to it

Dosja.al has published on 23 January 2021 an article entitled Data: How Ndragheta’s Company won 80 public tenders in Albania. Open Data raised the red flag, but no one listened to it Persons involved in the Euro 250 million affair in Italy are being interrogated.The data available shows that Ndragheta’s intercepted company has won 80 public tenders in Albania. All in the health sector! As…

Eavesdropping of Ndrag’heta involving the Municipality of Tirana and the Health Authorities – What do we know so far?

Exit.al published on 21 January an article entitled: Eavesdropping of Ndrag’heta involving the Municipality of Tirana and Health Authorities. The article as follows: View Post The arrest of tens of members of the Italian mafia group, Ndrangheta, emphasized their connection with officials of Tirana Municipality and Rama Government, and their involvement in corrupt tenders and construction permits. The entire money laundering scheme of the Italian…

Eavesdropping of Italian Anti-Mafia about Influence over Tenders in Tirana. 80 Procurement Processes were already reported by Open Procurement Albania for their risk of Corruption and irregularities

Several news portals have used our databases in January in reporting on corruption and irregularities. Some of them report on alleged connections between eavesdropping made by the 2017 Italian Anti-Mafia (published in Italy in January 2021) and the tenders reported for risk of corruption and irregularities on our database for Transparent Procurement. The Italian Anti-Mafia eavesdropping into persons being investigated as members of the Mafia…

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…