Revenues and Profits made from Companies Operating as Audiovisual Media during 2021

Open Data Albania is looking into the revenues and profits made from business companies licensed as audiovisual media. The data presented in the research were obtained from the National Business Center (NBC) and include only statistics concerning companies  equipped with a Media License and an active NIPT. The numbers are presented in a well-structured format in the Open Corporates Albania database, in the media business…

The effects of Devaluation Foreign Currencies versus the National Currency, possible impacts on the economy, April 2023. History 2003 – 2023

The official Lek/Euro exchange rate reached a historic low of 110.98 Lek in April 2023. Similarly, the American dollar (USD) and the British pound (GBP) have reached historic low rates against the Lek, being exchanged at 100.46 Lek and 125.33 Lek, respectively. The strengthening of the lek against foreign currencies has a significant impact on the economy, both on consumer purchasing power and on government…

Unconditional Transfer for Local Government, State Budget 2014-2023, Election Year

Open Data Albania is disclosing detailed information regarding the value of the Unconditional Transfer granted by the Central Government – through the State Budget –  to Local Municipality Administration. The figures are being provided for a period that starts from 2014 to present day. In 2015, due to the then Territorial Reform, the country’s administrative division into Local Government Units changed. The changes were also…

State Treasury fund transfers to Political Parties, 2012-2022

This Dataset was prepared in the frame of the Datathon Albania 2023 event. The data, graphs, visualizations and findings were prepared by the team of fellows, part of Open Data Youth Network. The Datathon was implemented, as part of the “Open Data Access and Transparency Project activities in sectors exposed to the risk of corruption” project, supported by Sida – Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency. In the span…

Donors of the Three Major Political Parties. 2011-2021 List

This dataset was prepared within the framework of the Datathon Albania 2023 event. The data, graphs, visualizations, and findings were worked on by the youth team, part of the Open Data Youth Network. This Datathon is carried out as part of the project “Open Data Access and Transparency Project activities in sectors exposed to the risk of corruption,” supported by Sida – Sweden International Development…

The Reconstruction Fund: Budgeting and Consolidation Plan, 2020 – 2023, revisions in the State Budget

The Albanian Government’s Reconstruction Program, introduced in Brussels at the donors’ conference, held in February 2020, presented damages and the need for intervention in the amount of Euros 1.076 billion or (about ALL 131 billion at the February 2020 exchange rate). This figure was calculated by the Albanian Government as damages and the need for intervention after the Consequences of the Earthquake of November 26,…

Ranking of 30 Major Beneficiaries based on the value of transactions received from the State Treasury, 2019-2022

The companies benefitting large sums of money from the State Treasury throughout the twelve months of 2022 are Shoqëri e Thjeshtë Intekar – ASL,  Kastrati, G.P.G. Company, Gjoka 87 and Salillari. Source: Open Spending Albania Comments and Analyses: Open Data Albania Open Data Albania, using well-structured data present in the Open Spending Albania platform, has been identifying and ranking the 30 (thirty) economic operators with…

Concessionary Companies, funds collected from the State Treasury, January 1st to December 31, 2022

Open Data Albania is ranking the concession businesses, otherwise known as Private and Public Partnerships, based on the size of the funds  benefited from the State Treasury throughout 2022. During this year, ALL 9.73 billion were distributed to concession companies directly from the budget. There are a few concessions, which are paid through Public Funds that, are not listed here, such as three concessions in…

British Visas: Applications from Albanian Citizens and Approval Rate, Comparative view with the Region and the World

The data used for the purpose of this article was obtained from the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom. Visa application includes any visa application made by citizens of a particular country, such as for family reunification, for studies, for work, for business, for visiting, etc. In 2022, it emerges that 36,760 Albanians applied for a visa in the United Kingdom, which is…

Audiovisual Media Ownership, based on capital and indirect control, March 1st, 2023

Open Data Albania is disclosing the ownership regarding business companies that operate as Audiovisual Media in the Republic of Albania. Audiovisual Medias are licensed by the AMA and categorized as: National Private Licensed Audiovisual Entities and Private Analogue Audiovisual Entities. The research focuses on the number of licenses issued by category, shareholders and final owners of audiovisual media. On March 1st, 2023, there are 51…

Albanian asylum seekers in the EU and EFTA throughout the years, based on the destination, age group and types of court verdicts

Open Data Albania is examining the data concerning Albanians seeking asylum in European Union and EFTA countries. The statistics for EU asylum seekers do not include UK asylum requests, having already left the Union. Asylum seeker is any third-country national or stateless person, who has submitted an application for international protection or has been included in such an application as a family member during a…

The crime ratio in the Republic of Albania, 2004-2021

Open Data Albania is examining the data regarding the crime ratio in the country. This indicator reveals the incidence of criminal offenses (crimes or misdemeanors), pondering how the statistics we’ve retained compare versus a fixed number of people, trying to offer an much accurate overview of the distribution of crime in the country as possible. As a rule of thumb, the crime ratio expresses the…

The 2023 Budget based on Governmental Functions and Programs, Initial Plan, revisions to the annual plan

This article aims to draw attention to the planning of budget expenditures based on different functions for the year 2023 and their categorization by Government program. The data were extracted from the Plans approved by the Law on the 2023 Budget (Law No. 84/2022). For 2023, the planned expenditures amount to 698 billion Lek. The largest portion of expenditures is composed by the function of…