Out of the 100 tenders with the highest value in 2021, 35 are marked by RedFlag for lack of competition

Open Data Albania has published the list of the 100 tenders with the highest value, held by the State Tendering Authorities during 2021. These tenders are ranked according to their values. The tender with the highest value announced and finalized by public authorities in the country during 2021 is the Construction of the Llogara Tunnel in the road section Orikum-Himara part of the SH8 Vlora…

Business companies constructing after the Earthquake, 10 Economic Operators won 25 % of the entire state fund

Open Data Albania has published a Ranking of the Economic Operators in the Reconstruction Process based on values. There are, in total, 67.6 billion Albanian leke announced as the total being contracted to business companies. On the top of such list of operators is a consortium of operators, led by a company established by a current mayor. The 10 largest contractors have there 25% of…

Constitutional Court must abrogate the Corruptive Law – Democratic Party Supports the Lawsuit prepared by the Civil Society

The Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court demanding the Suspension and Abrogation of Chapter VI of the Normative Act with the power of Law no. 9/2019 “On coping with the consequences of natural disasters”. This law violates the Freedom of Economic Activity as a constitutional freedom. Contracting for the 2019 Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Program with a fund of about120 billion Albanian Lekë…

Corruption Risk in Albania Public Procurement (2017 – 2019) – a Document prepared by Heritie School of Governance and the Albanian Institute of Sciences AIS, May 2021.

The OSCE Presence in Albania commissioned the Hertie School of Governance and the Albanian Institute of Science, to research corruption risk in public procurement in two relevant sectors and to propose improvements to the legal and administrative framework for its reduction. Please find HERE an Executive Summary of the research document.

AIS partner in the C1-EU-NPA Project on Fulfilling the Negotiating Chapters (Cluster 1), and Establishing the EU-Albania Negotiation Platform

C1-EU-NPA, Improving Policy Debate and Accountability in Fulfilling the First Group of Negotiating Chapters (Cluster 1) through the Establishment of an EU-Albania Negotiation Platform. This is AIS’ newest Project in partnership with CSDG ; ISP and the Albanian Helsinki Committee organizations. The partners aim to Support Albania’s EU accession negotiation process regarding the First Group of Negotiating Chapters (Cluster 1), by improving policy debate, strengthening accountability and the role of CSOs in the…

Reconstruction of about 100 billion ALL worth is being tendered by Clientelist Procedures. Delays with the Review of Complaint and Claims for Law Abrogation by Constitutional Court

The latest progress report of the European Commission for Albania, estimates that there is good progress in the adoption of a new Law on Procurement, according to EU Standards. But in the meantime, the Albanian Government avoids and bypasses this Law by using Special Laws for contracting. Typical cases include contracts for post-earthquake Reconstruction, Medium Term Program of the State Budget, planning around 100 billion…

Misuse of Public Money in Elections, Legislation and Institutions Do Not Guarantee the Process

The risk of misuse of public money in elections is high. AIS denunciation of the misuse of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Program in the April 25th Elections was rejected by the Administrative Investigation Institutions.  They did not provide solutions for the violations found in the zone where Prime Minister Rama won. AIS reported that in violation of the Electoral Law, the Council of Ministers Decision dated…

AIS alarm: Reconstruction Fund, medium-term budget program can be used in the upcoming Elections (2022-2025) to compromise voters through individual grants a few hours before voting.

The risk of misuse of public money in elections is high. AIS denunciation of the misuse of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Program in the April 25th Elections was rejected by the Administrative Investigation Institutions.  They did not provide solutions for the violations found in the zone where Prime Minister Rama won. AIS reported that in violation of the Electoral Law, the Council of Ministers Decision dated…

AIS: Concern for Lack of Transparency through the Non-Publication of the Report on the Implementation of the State Budget in the middle of 2021 (legal obligation with a specific deadline)

AIS / Open Data Albania draws attention and raises Concerns about Lack of Transparency through the Non-publication of the Report on the Implementation of the State Budget by mid-2021 (legal obligation with a specific deadline). AIS / Open Data Albania finds serious legal violations by the Ministry of Finance of the Law on Budget System Management. Specifically, the Ministry is not publishing the Mid-Year Report…

Be Part of the #OpenData Fellowship Youth #Network

Be Part of the #OpenData Fellowship Youth #Network Opportunity to work with the #OpenDataAlbania team Are you a Young Boy or Girl, #Journalist, #Student, #Economist, #FiscalAccountant, #FuturePolitician, #Analyst, #Sociologist or #Student in a Certain Discipline If you want to publish one or several articles on the Open Data Albania portal https://ndiqparate.al/ If your future Career plans are related to the above, a Youth Network welcomes…

The Election Commissioner refuses to investigate the Denunciations on Misuse of Public Funds in the Election Campaign, the case goes to the CSC (session on Monday, November 8 at 11 o’clock).

Dear Friends, The organization AIS expresses its regret and would like to let you know that it has made an appeal against the Decision of the State Commissioner for Elections no. 457, dated 01.10.2021, through which the Commissioner refuses to review of the denunciation made by AIS/OpenDataAlbania Report on 31 May 2021. The parties denounced for having mismanaged the public funds are the Council of…

[Month 01.09.2021- 30.09.2021] COVID – 19 Situation with Vaccinations, Infections, and Mortality

Please find below an update on Albania’s situation with Covid-19, for the month 01.09.2021- 30.09.2021, which AIS / Open Data Albania is providing. Find Data and Charts on Covid-19 updated on a daily basis at https://open.data.al/covid-19/ As per the last public statement, the number of Vaccinated in the country is: –           Complete vaccination with 2 doses 788 538 Persons–           Vaccination with the First Dose 944 011 Persons –           In Percentage, it results that 27.8 % of…

AIS/OpenData files Lawsuit with the Constitutional Court Challenging Law 97.2019, claiming its section on Procurement Reconstruction Program violates Economic Freedom, potentially leaving room for inequality, clientelism, and corruption

AIS organization, known as Open Data Albania, has filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court, demanding partial abrogation of a Normative Act, which has the power of the law, namely Act no. 9, dated 16.12.2019 “On coping with the consequences of natural disasters”, approved by the Assembly of Albania by law no. 97, dated 18.12.2019, specifically the repeal of Chapter VI, Public Procurement Procedures, Articles…

Register of Magistrates. Appointments to the Supreme Court, Career Judges Promoted

The Register of Magistrates, a database created by AIS/Open Data Albania has created profiles with data, documents and information on the performance, professionalism and integrity of Individuals promoted in the Reformed Justice System. The last two judges appointed to the Supreme Court are Mr. Asim Vokshi and Mr. Artur Kalaja. Magistrate Asim Vokshi was appointed in July and he takes up his post as Senior…

Website for Transparent Procurement Consolidated in Clicks. The culture of Citizen Monitoring through Data is strengthened

Google Analytics announces through monthly reports that prokurimetransparente.al site has reached 21.3% more Unique Visitors (Users) in August; 24.5% more Sessions attended. And this is only for the month of August, when the site has not undertaken any visibility campaign, and when even the current updates have been more modest due to some annual staff holidays. Not being a gossip news site, or a beauty…