AIS partner in the C1-EU-NPA Project, in Fulfilling the Negotiating Chapters (Cluster 1), and in 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[1] in partnership with CSDG organizations ; ISP and the Albanian Helsinki Committee.  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…

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…

[Week 15.11.2021- 21.11.2021] Covid – 19 Situation with Vaccinations, Infections, and Mortality

Please find below an update on Albania’s situation with Covid-19, for the week 15.11.2021- 21.11.2021, 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: –           Vaccination with 3 doses 41 527 Persons–           Vaccination with 2 doses 936 539 Persons–           Vaccination with the First Dose 1 055 690 Persons–           In Percentage, it results…

2022 and Concessions, Public Private PPP Partnerships planned

Open Data is researching new government plans for Concessions and Public Private Partnerships PPP for 2022. The data were obtained from the Ministry of Finance and Economy from the Draft Law on Budget 2022, which was sent for approval to the Assembly. Seven new Concessions or PPPs worth about ALL 214.5 billion or EUR 1.75 billion are planned for 2022, thus constituting about 11% of…

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…

[Week 08.11.2021- 14.11.2021] Covid – 19 Situation with Vaccinations, Infections, and Mortality

Please find below an update on Albania’s situation with Covid-19, for the week 08.11.2021- 14.11.2021, 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: –           Vaccination with 3 doses 26 995 Persons–           Vaccination with 2 doses 922 134 Persons–           Vaccination with the First Dose 1 046 328 Persons–           In Percentage, it results…

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…

[Week 25.10.2021- 31.10.2021] Covid – 19 Situation with Vaccinations, Infections, and Mortality

Please find below an update on Albania’s situation with Covid-19, for the week 25.10.2021- 31.10.2021, 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: –           Vaccination with 3 doses 8 230 Persons–           Vaccination with 2 doses 904 858 Persons–           Vaccination with the First Dose 1 031 588 Persons–           In Percentage,…