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Corruption – a challenge for you

Corruption –  a challenge for you: this was the title of the awarenessraising lecture held by Mr. Herbert Steiner, mid-term expert of the AC Twinning Project. The lecture was interactively presented to students of the second year of the bachelor studies in Economics and Law, at the University “Aleksander Xhuvani” of Elbasan. Issues regarding definitions of corruption, perception of corruption, Albanian legal provisions on anti-corruption, case-law and also gender issues and anti- corruption were discussed and questioned.

TAC Präsentation auf der EU Assistance Ausstellung

On 10th May, in the frame of #EuropeWeek2017, in the premises of EU Info Center, the EU Assistance fair was organized, where the Twinning Project against Corruption was presented.

Workshop über die Finanzierung politischer Parteien und Wahlkampagnen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 10, 2017 a workshop on the finances of political parties and electoral campaigns was organised in the premises of the Central Election Committee (CEC) in Tirana, with a focus in bringing the best practices of EU in our institutions. The workshop was led by Mr. Arne Koitmae, Deputy Head of the State Electoral Office of Estonia, with the support of Mr. Kimmo Vikman, leader of the Component of Political Party Finances in the Project. The workshop dealt interactively with the monitoring in practice of the finances of political parties as well as the study of several cases by evidencing the role of the responsible controlling authorities in Estonia and Albania, in cooperation with other law enforcement bodies. The participants were public officials from the Legal and Finance Department of the CEC.

The second Steering Committee Meeting of the Anti – Corruption Twinning Project

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 28th March 2017 the second Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning against Corruption gathered in a round table high representatives from central and independent public institutions, the European Union Delegation, representatives from the Council of Europe and the Austrian and German partners of the twinning project.

The newly appointed Minister for Local Issues as well as the National Coordinator against Corruption, Mr. Eduard Shalsi participated in the meeting and expressed his interest and his direct involvement in the well-going of the AC Twinning Project.

After the presentation of Mr. Helmut Weichart, MS Leader of the Project, discussion took place regarding the common work achieved in the past quarter-year of the project, the problems encountered and the future challenges for the Beneficiary Institutions:  HIDAACI – High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and the Conflict of Interest, CEC- Central Elections Committee, HAS – High State Audit, and IDP Office – the Commissioner for the Right of Information and Protection of Personal Data.

The project has been enabled thanks to the support of the EU, which with a financing of 3 million euros contracts 44 Austrian and German experts to assist for a period of 30 months the Albanian institutions in strengthening the policies and the human resources in the fight against corruption.

Meeting on the exchange of the best anti-corruption practices.

A meeting on the exchange of the best practices #againstcorruption between the responsible institutions in Albania and Kosovo, with the presence of TAC.

The first Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning against Corruption

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

The first Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning against Corruption gathered in a round table high representatives from central and independent public institutions, the European Union Delegation and the German and Austrian partners of the twinning project.

This meeting enabled discussions on the up –to- date achievements and results wrapped in the first quarterly report of the project, September- December 2016, including the office of the National Coordinator Against Corruption, the support of the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflict of Interests in the frame of the law on the conflict of interest and the law on the declaration of assets, the Commissioner of the Right of Information and Protection of Personal Data and the cooperation between the High State Audit and the enforcement institutions in the country.

All these elements are included in the eight components of the projects that has entered its full implementation phase.

Through the Twinning Project against Corruption five Albanian institutions will be assisted by their counterpart institutions of two EU member states, Austria and Germany in the fight against corruption.

The project has been enabled thanks to the support of the EU, which with a financing of 3 million euros contracts 44 Austrian and German experts to assist for a period of 30 months the Albanian institutions in strengthening the policies and the human resources in the fight against corruption.

High-Level Open forum on Anti-corruption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Detlef Kreutzer, key speaker in today’s High-Level Open forum on Anti-corruption, organized by the OSCE Presence in Albania in cooperation with the Minister of State for Local Issues in his responsibility as the National Coordinator against Corruption, on 9th December, marked as the International Anti-Corruption Day.

Drawing attention on the importance of this phenomenon, Mr. Kreutzer, Resident Twinning Advisor in the biggest Anti-Corruption Project financed by the EU in Albania, ended his speech with these 3 sentences: “Corruption is a system. Corruption has a system. Therefore, it can only be combated with a system. Thank You!”

GRECO and Council of Europe – Anti-Corruption

 

Anlässlich des Internationalen Antikorruptionstags hat der Präsident der Staatengruppe des Europarates gegen Korruption (GRECO), Marin Mrcela, heute folgende Erklärung abgegeben:

„Die Bekämpfung der Korruption ist nicht nur eine Frage neuer Gesetze, sondern auch eine Frage der Ethik und des individuellen Verhaltens und dies schließt häufig eine Veränderung im Herzen und im Geist der Menschen ein.

Korruption schädigt die Wirtschaft und beeinträchtigt das potenzielle Wachstum und die Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen sowohl im öffentlichen als auch im privaten Sektor. Sie untergräbt das Vertrauen in demokratische Institutionen und bedroht die Menschenrechte und die Rechtsstaatlichkeit.

Korruption verringert die Gleichheit und Fairness in unseren Gesellschaften.

Wenn korrupte Praktiken als akzeptabel betrachtet werden oder ungestraft bleiben, verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen dem, was ethisch und dem, was unethisch, ja sogar kriminell ist. Unser Vertrauen in demokratische Werte, in die Bedeutung der Integrität, wird geschwächt.

Wir müssen jeden Einzelnen für die zahlreichen verheerenden Auswirkungen der Korruption sensibilisieren und deutlich machen, warum wir sie ablehnen müssen, warum sie keinen Platz in unseren Gesellschaften hat.“

GRECO hat dieses Video veröffentlicht, um zur Sensibilisierung für die durch Korruption verursachten Schäden und die Notwendigkeit, sie entschieden zu bekämpfen, beizutragen.

http://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/international-anti-corruption-day-9-december