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…

August 2021, Situation with Vaccinations, Infections, and Mortality

As of August 31, 2021, the number of Vaccinated in the country is: –           Complete vaccination with 2 doses 633 878 Persons–           Vaccination with the First Dose 824 170 Persons–           In Percentage, it results that 22.4 % of the Population is Fully Vaccinated.–           The Albanian state has so far applied Vaccination with AstraZeneca; Pfizer BioNTech ; Sinovac CoronaVac ; Gamaleya – Sputnik V . (Linked…

Investigation initiated following AIS report on Government Misuse of Public Funds for Electoral Purposes

The State Election Commissioner initiated an administrative investigation into alleged Misuse of Public Funds in Elections through individual grants issued in the framework of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Fund. Through its letter registered by Protocol No. 6092 , the Commissioner asked both the Central Government, and the Local Government in Durrës to provide information about the subject and facts involved in AIS/OpenData Albania Report . By…

Denouncement made to the State Election Commissioner over the Reconstruction Fund being used in Durrës for favoring Electoral Subject

AIS reported to the Election Commissioner on Misuse of Public Money during Elections through Individual Grants from the Reconstruction Fund in the electoral zone of Durrës following the November 2019 earthquake. Such misuse went in favor of the parties in power at the central and local levels, running in these elections. Sixteen months after the earthquake, Unconditional Transfers were allocated to Durrës municipality during the…

AIS denounces the Municipality of Tirana for Lack of Transparency over Beneficiaries of the Reconstruction Fund during the Electoral Campaign

The Non-Governmental Organization, AIS/Open Data Albania, addressed on 25 May 2021 the Commissioner for the Right to Information, complaining about the Municipality of Tirana. The complaint against this municipality follows the latter’s refusal to publish the decisions of the Municipality Council on the “List of names of beneficiaries from the Reconstruction Fund” for the dates corresponding with the 2021 electoral campaign. AIS addressed the Municipality…

The Election Campaign Period and the Reconstruction Fund, Additional Budget allocated to 11 municipalities as Unconditional Transfers

Open Data Albania has investigated into the Unconditional Transfers allocated to eleven Beneficiary Municipalities from the Reconstruction Program Fund, focusing on the Unconditional Transfers approved by Decisions of the Council of Ministers (DCM) during the Electoral Campaign Period 25 March until 25 April 2021. The analysis looked also at pre-election dates from 1 January to 25 April 2021 Article: http://ndiqparate.al/en/2021/05/07/the-election-period-and-the-reconstruction-fund-additional-budget-allocated-to-11-municipalities-as-unconditional-transfers/ The budget transfer for eleven municipalities…