Joint action plans for roma integration at local level

13 February 2019 Tirana, Albania

The second national workshop of the joint European Union/Council of Europe ROMACTED Programme, held in Tirana, aimed at building the capacity of Albanian local authorities and roma communities to prepare and implement plans and projects for roma inclusion, with a view to promoting roma...

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Strengthening the criminal justice capacities on “Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Money Laundering” in Albania

7 February 2019 Durrës, Albania

During 6-8 February, the joint Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility Programme Action against Economic Crime in Albania (AEC) is supporting the capacities of representatives of the National School of Magistrates, Academy of Security, Regional Directorates of the Albanian State...

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Pre-electoral assistance support to 2019 local elections in Albania

6 February 2019 Tirana, Albania

Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Olsi Dekovi, and François Friederich, Head of the Election Assistance Division of the Council of Europe, met today with the Chairman of the Albanian Central Election Commission (CEC), Klement Zguri, in Tirana. The meeting focused on areas of common...

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28 January - Data protection day

28 January 2018 Tirana

Today - Personal Data Protection Day, the Albanian Data Protection Commissioner presented the "Play and Learn - Happy Onlife" initiative. In the premises of the 9-year school "Kosova" an informative activity took place with the presence of students and teachers from several schools of Tirana....

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Seventy years of the Council of Europe – a website to explore our European story

18 January 2019 Strasbourg

Today the Council of Europe is launching its 70th anniversary website – a place to explore our history, understand our mission and learn how our work is as important now as it ever was. Initally in English, a French version will follow soon. Faqja është në anglisht dhe varianti frëngjisht do të...

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Consultative rounds on Social Housing secondary legislation kick off

15 January 2019 Tirana

The adaption of the law “On Social Housing”, in May 2018, marked a very important development by setting new standards on preventing forced eviction of vulnerable groups and introducing 5% quota for Roma beneficiaries per all the six housing programmes prescribed. In order to effectuate the law...

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Third training on “Asset tracing and identification for purposes of seizure and confiscation in a criminal case”

10 January 2019 Albania

Some 50 representatives from district prosecutor’s offices, regional police directorates, offices of the General Directorate of Customs and Taxation, the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, the Financial Supervision Authority and the Central Bank of Albania, benefited from...

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Albania should step up its efforts to combat money laundering, says Council of Europe report

headline 17 December 2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the Albanian authorities to step up their efforts in pursuing launderers and confiscating their assets connected to significant proceeds-generating offences, and tackling terrorist financing related...

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Cascade training of Albanian magistrates on effective remedies for length of proceedings

14 december 2018 Albania

As part of the European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, the Action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” in Albania aims at improving the capacity of the judiciary...

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