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…