November 26, 2016

NALAS Executive Director Meets with AAM

NALAS Executive Director, Kelmend Zajazi visited AAM on December 24, 2015 as a first meeting after the new elections within the Association.  Mr. Zajazi met with AAM Chairwoman, Volata Ademi and the Executive Director, Agron Haxhimali. The meeting was about future cooperation serving new municipalities  in capacity building and about […]
November 26, 2016

Recyclable Waste Import Debated in Albania

The Albanian Assembly approved some legal amendments to allow imports of waste for recycling purposes upon the proposal of the Government.  These amendments to the Law on Integrated Waste Management were drafted to support the aim of the government that the recycling industry has made some major investments which are […]
November 26, 2016

AAM opposes Grants’ Distribution to Municipalities

The Regional Development Committee is a institution set up to review and select infrastructure project applications from municipalities from reps of central and local government.  The Committee met for the sixth time during July 2016. From the last decision of the Committee, as published in the official Magazine, 97.5% of […]
November 26, 2016

Municipal Transparency Report

According to a national report on municipal transparency and public information, published by BIRN Albania, municipalities meet only half of the legal requirements on the area. Transparency and citizens information is well covered by the Albanian legislation with three main laws and many bylaws and municipal regulations.  The laws provide […]
May 30, 2017

European Charter of Local Authorities for Public-Private Cooperation in Development and Job Creation Premise

European Charter of Local Authorities for Public-Private Cooperation in Development and Job Creation Premise Governments and governmental agencies are major protagonists of economic development cooperation. Nevertheless they sometimes lack sufficient attention towards the informal sector, mostly relevant in these issues, and often act with top-down approaches that may even result detrimental […]