State Budget Annual Funds allocated to Political Parties in 2022

Open Data Albania is examining the public funds that political parties have benefited from the 2022 State Budget, in the form of Annual Financial Assistance. The Electoral Code, the Law on Political Parties and several decisions of the Reformation Commission recognize the right of Political Parties, participating in parliamentary elections, to collect funds from the State Budget every year. The funds’ distribution is based on…

Revision in the 2022’s State Budget: expenditure increase or reduction, based on the programs

The government approved on July 29, 2022, the Normative Act no. 12, for the revision of the 2022 Budget Plan. The latter is the second Normative Act introducing amendments in the Budget. Earlier, through Normative Act no.3, the Budget was amended in March 2022. Budgetary expenses in the initial Plan amounted in 637.69 billion ALL, but in March the government planned an increase with 10…

Socialist Movement for Integration, Electoral Funds and Expenditure, 2021

Open Data Albania is examining the funding and spending, during  the 2021 Election Campaign, for the electoral subject Socialist Movement for Integration, SMI. In the 2021 Election Campaign, the SMI has declared funds in the amount of 35 955 359 Lek. The latter comprises only funds collected by the party itself. Whith the funds created by party candidates, the overall proceeds administered by the the…

Concentration of the Hydrocarbon market in Albania

The analytical team at Open Data Albania is examining the Albanian market of “Fuel and Oil”, to assess whether there is the premise for concentration of one/few operators with a dominant position in the market. To achieve this, we used budgetary market purchases (purchases paid from the State Budget) and state fuel subsidies for farmers as a sample, given that information about the companies open…

Public Expenditure by Function Per Capita, Comparative Analyses Albania versus EU countries

Open Data Albania is researching the distribution of public money based on Functions in the State Budget by comparing per capita expenditures in EU countries and the region. This will display the focus of the Governments to the various functions and sectors, as well as government standards in spending on these functions. Government or Budget Functions aim to guarantee the provision of services such as:…

Planed PPP concessionary costs on taxpayers, 2018-2023

Open Data Albania is looking into the state budget costs for Private Public Partnership  concessions (PPP) covered by public funds for the period 2018-2023. The article identifies the planned payments year after year; and provides an overview of progress made through the years by concessionary companies. This investigation is based on the Budget Report accompanying the Annual Budget Law. The six-year period (2018-2023) under review…