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U.S. Embassy Statement

An interagency delegation, including representatives from the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security, and the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center is visiting Albania January 27-28 for meetings with President Nishani, Prime Minister Rama and other Albanian officials to discuss counterterrorism cooperation. Albania is one of several countries in the region the delegation is visiting.  The ...
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Ambassador visits civil society organizations in Korce

During a January 24 trip to Korce, Ambassador Arvizu and Public Affairs Officer Valerie O’Brien visited the Regional Development Agency of Korce (RDA), a successful Democracy Commission grantee. The Director of the Destination Management Organization (DMO)—another successful Democracy Commission and USAID partner—joined RDA staff in the meeting. Directors of both RDA and DMO briefed the ...
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Ambassador Launches First Call for Proposals for 2014 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

On January 24, Ambassador Alexander Arvizu and Public Affairs Officer Valerie O’Brien traveled to Korce where they launched the first call for proposals of the U.S. Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants Program for 2014. The event brought together civil society organizations and local government representatives of Korça, Pogradec, Erseke and Devoll districts. While addressing the ...
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Manual on the Albanian Insolvency Law to Help Financial Stability

Last week, USAID and a local NGO, Assist Impact, in partnership with the School of Magistrates, announced the launch of the “Manual on the Albanian Insolvency Law” to support business development in Albania and recognized the 140 Albanian judges who completed training on modern bankruptcy and insolvency practices.  This manual and training represents the culmination ...
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ACT NOW Coordinator Discusses Corruption in Albania with Foreign Languages High School Students

On January 28th, as part of the Embassy’s Speakers Bureau program, the ACT NOW Coordinator Elizabeth Barnhart had a very stimulating presentation with students of the Foreign Languages High School on Corruption and its effect on the society.  Her presentation laid the ground for an interactive discussion with students on the causes of public corruption, ...
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