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…

Veliaj Pays Albtelekom, Albtelekom Pays His Brother

Yet, the Tirana mayor’s true motto seems to be “those who steal and abuse power also want to have fun.” Erion Veliaj has begun organizing several concerts in Tirana to celebrate the three-year anniversary of coming to power as mayor of Tirana. In these three years, his municipality has paid millions of euros for concerts and entertainment with little public interest, while Veliaj swears that…

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…

Abissnet’s contracts risk Kokëdhima’s mandate

Some important institutions financed from the state budget have purchased services from Abissnet, Koço Kokëdhima?s company, while he was still owner of them and MP. Some tribunals, municipalities, universities, medical institutions, state agencies and other institutions have purchased the services of this company, while the law prohibits the members of parliament to benefit from the properties of state or local government and otherwise, it provides…

Basha spent 145 thousand Euros in newspaper ads

Data gathered from BIRN from the expenses database of Spending Data Albania suggests that during this year Tirana spent more money for ads than any other municipality. For the first nine months of 2014 the Municipality of Tirana has spent more than 20.4 million Lek (145 thousand Euros) for advertisements in some daily newspapers, while all other municipalities taken together have spent a total of…