Horizontal FacilityThe European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Parliament of Albania adopts amendments to the Electoral Code

23 July 2020 Tirana, Albania

The Parliament of Albania adopted amendments to the Electoral Code after a long period of consultation with political parties and civil society organisations and with the support of international partners. The Council of Europe and the European Union through the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility II,...

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Strengthening the capacities in Albania to implement Targeted Financial Sanctions

17 JULY 2020 Webinar

A webinar on “Targeted Financial Sanctions related to the financing of terrorism and proliferation financing” was organised via videoconferencing in Tirana, Albania, on 17 July 2020 in the framework of the CoE/EU Horizontal facility II Action against Economic Crime in Albania. The objective of...

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Supporting the electoral reform in Albania through advice and recommendations on political finance legislative and institutional framework

15 May 2020 Tirana, Albania

The Council of Europe and the European Union continue to support the reform process in Albania through the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility II, Action against Economic Crime in Albania (HF-AEC-AL). The Action has provided two Technical Papers with comments and recommendations on legislative amendments...

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