5 December 2007
Draft law “On Legal Aid” discussed

November 2007
Training courses on participatory governance

5 November 2007
Third report on monitoring the Assembly activity presented

2 November 2007
American University in Bulgaria evening with high school students

1 November 2007
Monitoring of commitments
deriving from the SAA

18 October 2007
Survey on European Integration issues

15-19 October 2007
Team training and supplement production on European Integration

15 October 2007
International Conference on public urban spaces in Albania

12 October 2007
National conference on strategic privatizations

5 October 2007
New draft-law against discrimination proposed

15 September 2007
Dialogue required on government-proposed amendment to law on non-profit organizations

14 September 2007
Activities on the draft-law on electoral reform

3 August 2007
Students and public life

20 July 2007
Debating the law regarding publishing and the copyright

11 July 2007
Debating some amendments of the law on the right for information

10 July 2007
Presentation of the project for a sharing budget

29 June 2007
Increasing the management capacity of the municipality and involvement of citizens in the decision-taking process

25 June 2007
Amendment proposal for the law 8503 regarding the right for information

21 June 2007
The employment of students graduated abroad in the public administration

30 May 2007
Dialog civil society - government aiming at the reduction of informality

11 May 2007
Second report on the activity of Albanian Parliament is published

4 April 2007
Memorandum of the farmers for exports complying European standards

29 March 2007
Monitoring of the parliamentary process of drafts law debating

28 March 2007
The civil society is in favor of the creation of a state committee against blood feud

16 March 2007
Monitoring of the migration strategy

26 February 2007
Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

18-20 February 2007
Parallel counting of votes

13 February 2007
The Civil Society demands the relaxation of conflictuality of the election campaign

3 February 2007
Local elections 2007 online by the MJAFT Movement

30 January 2007
Seminar on “Improving public transportation in the region of Tirana”

23 Janauary 2007
Memorandum of civil society to protect its own constitutional rights

18 January 2007
Call of the civil society for a civilized election campaign

22 December 2007
Winners announced for the “Public-private partnership” contest

19 December 2006
Workshop "Albania's Interim Agreement with the EU and its effects on the Albanian Business"

1 December 2006
Debate of the civil society about
the new draft law concerning the State Police

21 November 2006
Presenting the findings of the survey “Albania and the EU – Perceptions and Realities”

18 November 2006
The Conference “Albania and Greece – Mutual perceptions”

6-10 November 2006
Seminar on the challenges of European Integration

3 November 2006
Debate about book policies in the countries of Western Balkans

3 November 2006
AUBG closes recruitment ceremony with fourth-grade students of high schools in Tirana

1 November 2006

Organization that builds school
wins case against Albanian government

14 October 2006
Standards in pre-university education

10 October 2006

Presentation of the monitoring report ivote.com - January-July 2006

16 September 2006

Historical turns and the return of memory

1 November 2007

click here to download a copy of the monitoring report

The one-year monitoring process of commitments of the Albanian government following signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) was the focus of a project organized by the three NASO members: the Institute of international Studies, the Albanian Helsinki Committee and the European Center, supported by the Soros Foundation. NOSA has closely followed the political and economic developments and the initiatives undertaken by the government and other stakeholders in complying with the requirements emerging from the new level of relations with the EU.

Individuals engaged in the monitoring process ended up in the conclusion that in the political aspect, local elections of 18 February, 2007, as well as the election of the President of the Republic in July 2007 were characterized by a lack of consensus, political confrontation and weaknesses of the electoral infrastructure. They recommended the establishment of one Electoral Fundamental National Register and drafting of a plan including all the interested stakeholders.

In the economic aspect, the monitoring process shows that the Albanian government has adopted several reforms in modernizing the fiscal system, reducing the informal economy, simplifying the business registration procedures, reducing the corruption level and the organized crime. Despite the good intention of some reforms, some laws passed by the Assembly of Albania were controversial from the human rights viewpoints, while fight against corruption has, in several cases, not been effective. 

Reforms in the field of justice, according to the monitoring findings, were slow and not met in the terms envisaged in the law. The initiatives on changing the Law on the High Council of Justice, Law on Local Government and Law on Organization and Functioning of the Ministry of Justice have not only been timely, but even incomplete.
Progress in the field of minorities remains limited given that no initiative has been undertaken to amend the Law on Press. Functioning of pubic administration, based on the law-defining principles and criteria, as for instance the civil service, has reached no progressive status. The decentralization process has gone slow as the hitherto government progress has mainly been materialized in legal changes that regulate the financial aspects of decentralization.