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
 
 
 
 
   
 


19 December 2006

The challenges posed by the implementation Albania’s Interim Agreement with the EU, which entered into force on 1 December, were discussed into a workshop held on 19 December 2006 by the Albanian Institute for International studies with the financial support of the Soros Foundation. Representatives of the private and public businesses sat for the first time in the same table across from the representatives of the government.

Business representatives expressed their concern over the direct consequences deriving from the implementation of the Agreement due the imposition of numerous restrictions which are about to ensue losses for the local production. However, they all pointed to the need for constant communication and functional dialogue between interest groups and the government, which has not been forthcoming so far. This constant two way communication is necessary to identify difficulties and work out solutions.

The Albanian businesses strongly voiced their concern over the Government’s indifference towards the flow of information as regards the cost/benefit implications of the Interim Agreement on the Albanian undertakings.  This relates particularly to the lack of efforts on the part of the government to structure and communicate to the interest groups information as it relates to Albania’s obligations in the context of the enforcement of the Interim Agreement.

The workshop underlined the need for the institutionalization of the public-private dialogue as a necessary condition to enforce the Agreement to the benefit of all sides concerned. The participants in the workshop demanded that the Government demonstrate greater responsibility vis-à-vis the local businesses in order to create the necessary conditions for their adjustment to the newly created situation due the implementation of the Interim Agreement.