TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENTAIS Newsletter June 2019
Banking market in Albania changes. Four less banks operating in 2019 compared with previous year.
Four less banks than last year operated in Albania in the first half of 2019. Open Data Albania has explored the structure of the banking market in the country. The number of second-level bank licenses shrunk following purchases, acquisitions, and one case of volunteer liquidation. This has consequently affected even the original structure of bank sharesholders, which includes four foreign shareholders, and eight registered in Albania. Following changes in the market of second-level banks during 2018 and first half of 2019, the market results with less investors of EU origin.
Transparency in Health Engagement (THE) Project reaches its end. AIS, a local partner contributing to transparency and anti-corruption
Following two years of contribution and technical assistance to three main independent institutions, Transparency in Health Engagement (THE) Project completed its work. The project was enabled by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The main implementing party of this project was theb University Research Co., LLC with the Albanian Institute of Science AIS being its local partner. The project assisted the High State Audit (ALSAI), the High Inspectorate for Declaration and Control of Assets and Conflict of Interest (HIDCACC), and the People’s Advocate. The engagement of AIS, as the local partner organization in this project consisted of two training courses for ALSAI auditors and HIDCACC inspectors ; development of instruments for transparency and anti-corruption on Data Usability and RedFLag Algoritem, contributing to improving the self-declaration system.
The TV program “31 Minutes” – an attempt to qualitative journalism.
The TV program “31 Minutes ” is one of the attempts to qualitative journalism. The program is being broadcast for the last few months on the public television thanks to cooperation between the Albanian Radio and Television and the Albanian Center for Quality Journalism. The Albanian Institute of Science AIS joined the program supporters by helping journalists write their articles of an investigative nature. Promoting qualitative journalism based on facts and expertise is one of the most important elements relevant to freedom and quality of journalism in a courageous and independent manner.
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