Conference "Conclusion of the 3-year Albanian Government - Council of Europe – European Union Cooperation on Combating Corruption" (Tirana, Albania, 8 November 2012)

8 November 2012 Tirana, Albania

The conference, which was part of the Albanian Government’s programme of activities during its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, was held on 8 November 2012 in Tirana. In the last three years PACA has been the leading large scale project assisting anti-corruption reforms in the country, and...

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Constitutional Amendments on Restricting the Immunities Regime Adopted

18 September 2012

On 18 September 2012 the Albanian Parliament voted on the draft constitutional amendments aiming to restrict/abolish the immunity of MPs, judges and other high level officials. The draft submitted to vote was a joint Democratic Party (DP) -Socialist Party (SP) parliamentary groups’ proposal...

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Immunities reform

21 july 2012

During July 2012, draft constitutional amendments aimed at restricting or abolishing the immunities of certain categories of officials were submitted by the Democratic Party (DP) and Socialist Party (SP) parliamentary groupings (on 6thand 20th July respectively). Both of the drafts were largely...

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Comments and recommendations on the draft Teachers’ Code of Ethics

June 2012

In June 2012 PACA submitted comments and recommendations on a new draft Code of Ethics for Teaching Staff, elaborated by a working group of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) and Institute for Development of Education (IDE) with the aim of implementing previous PACA recommendations. The...

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Manual ‘Education against Corruption’

23 May 2012

On 23 May 2012 PACA hosted an event to disseminate the final draft manual on ‘Education against Corruption’, a curriculum manual for teachers at Albanian basic and secondary schools. The representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Institute for Development of Education...

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Code of Conduct for Teachers

17 May 2012

On 17 May 2012 PACA received recommendations from the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) on a new draft Code of Conduct for Teachers elaborated by the Institute for Development of Education (IDE). The recommendations, together with a commentary on the extent to which the new draft...

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Provision of the expert opinion on the amendments to the Albanian AML/CFT Law

27 April 2012

On 27 April 2012 PACA project delivered the expert opinion concerning the recently drafted amendments to the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism. The opinion assessed the conformity of the amending provisions with the relevant Recommendations of the Financial...

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Project extension

29 February 2012

On 29 February 2012 PACA held its 7th Steering Committee meeting that officially approved the extension of the project until 31 December 2012. Steering Committee also approved draft workplan which set up basis for the activities design during the extension period. Agenda of SC meeting List of...

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Study Visit to Rome, Italy: "Cross border Confiscation of Crime Proceeds"

8 February 2012

On 5-8 February, 2012 PACA will hold a study visit of Albanian judges, prosecutors and Ministry of Justice officials to Italy in the framework of assistance intended to enhance cross border cooperation for the confiscation of crime proceeds. The study visit follows the workshop of 20 December...

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Provision of the expert opinion on the AML/CFT secondary legislation

December 2011

In December 2011 PACA project delivered the expert opinion concerning the recently drafted secondary AML/CFT legislation (Instruction no. 20 of the Ministry of Finance of Albania concerning the reporting methods and procedures of the obliged persons and entities under the Law on Prevention of...

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