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  Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Republic of Albania, or Albania (Albanian: Shqipëria, meaning Land of the Eagles), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Albania is one of Europe's poorest countries, with half of the economically-active population still engaged in agriculture and a fifth said to be working abroad.
Albania is aided financially from abroad, notably by Greece and Italy.
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 Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under the Angiò, in the 13th century, the names "Albania" and "Albanenses" indicate the whole country and all the population, as it is demonstrated by the works of many ancient Albanian writers such as Budi, Blanco and Bogdano.
Albania consists of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain, the highest mountain, Korab in the district of Dibra reaching up to 2,753 m.
Albania's coastline on the Ionian Sea, near the Greek tourist island of Corfu, is becoming increasingly popular with foreign visitors due to its relatively unspoilt nature and good beaches.
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 Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bordered by Montenegro in the north, Kosovo in the north-east — both still formally part of Serbia-Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia in the east, and Greece in the south, has a coast on the Adriatic Sea in the west, and a coast on the Ionian Sea in the southwest.
Albania became part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires before succumbing to a wave of invaders in the Middle Ages, losing most of its original population and finally becaming a part of the Ottoman Empire in 1478.
Albania after the communist regime was overthrown, as all the ex-communist countries, the country was left with an obsolete industrial base and a pattern of industrial capacity wholly unsuited to its needs.
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 Albania - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Republic of Albania is a country in southeastern Europe.
Until 1990, five years after the death of Hoxha, Albania was an isolationist communist state.
Since the occupation by the Ottomans, the majority of the Albanians has been muslim, even though religion was prohibited during the communist era.
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 Country Cases
Albania is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic sea, south of former Yugoslavia, north of Greece, and west of Macedonia.
Albania is a water-rich country, with an annual average of 3,080 m3 per capita, the highest in Central and Eastern Europe.
In each district this is done by the District Team, which forms a selection committee composed of a WUA development officer, a supervisor, a representative from the Agriculture Department and one from the newly created Water User Association Development Section.
www.worldbank.org /wbi/pimelg/case3.htm   (12092 words)

 Albania Country Case Study
During the Post WWII period, Albania was probably the most isolated and repressive of the former East Bloc countries.
local and district levels of government, local governments currently do not have much autonomy but are at the front line in terms of dealing with the problems of the people.
There is a rural micro-credit scheme in 10 of the 37 districts of Albania, spread across 240 villages.
www.worldbank.org /participation/AlbaniaCase.htm   (1283 words)

 Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.
Several districts are then grouped a qark (county or prefecture), of which there are 12.
The Eastern Orthodox (20%) and Catholic Church (10%) are the other main religions in Albania, though in Albania religious fanaticism has never been a serious problem with people from different religions leaving in peace and even getting married without any problem.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/al/Albania.htm   (776 words)

 Albania: a community approach to reducing mine risks
After the mining and shelling of Albania's border with Kosovo, an ICRC team staffed with Croatians trained 15 Albanian Red Cross volunteers and one coordinator in developing mine/UXO awareness programmes.
Most of the volunteers were trained in northern Albania and the programme is now to be extended to areas where explosions of military depots have left an unknown quantity of unstable munitions lying around and in the hands of the local population.
In June 2000, the ICRC and a clearance NGO carried out a joint assessment mission to determine the extent of the mine/UXO problem in the three most severely affected districts in northern Albania, where the ICRC is promoting the resumption of clearance activities.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList201/D0879524C7AA9050C1256CB80046DB18   (294 words)

Albania is the poorest country in Europe, with an estimated 1992 per capita GDP of under $400.
Albania's relations with her neighbors in the former Yugoslavia are therefore dominated by their treatment of 3 million or so ethnic Albanians, many of whom are denied full human rights.
Field research in both Albania and Kyrgyzstan shows that farmers are aware that access to both grazing land and farmland is essential for a successful transition towards sustainable, market-oriented agriculture, and that lack of progress on the former threatens their livelihood.
www.spatial.maine.edu /~onsrud/Landtenure/CountryReport/Albania.html   (6691 words)

 USAID CP FY2000: Albania
The challenge of Albania's transition from an authoritarian, command-driven system to one which is democratic and market-oriented is intensified by the frailty of its critical economic and political institutions.
Given Albania's critical importance to stability in the region and the USG's commitment to assisting the new GOA and its reforms, USAID believes continued assistance at the requested levels for FY 2000 is necessary to help ensure the sustainability of reforms in economic restructuring, democracy and the social sectors.
Albania's capital market is still in a very early stage of development and USAID has concentrated assistance in developing the institutional and regulatory capacity of the Albanian Securities Commission (ASC) and the Tirana Stock Exchange.
www.usaid.gov /pubs/cp2000/eni/albania.html   (7220 words)

 Districts of Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albania is divided into 36 districts, or rrethe.
Several districts are then grouped into a counties or prefectures, of which there are 12.
See also: ISO 3166-2 codes for districts of Albania
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Districts_of_Albania   (74 words)

 Albania - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Only during the 6th century BC did the Illyrians venture significant raids against their immediate neighbours, the Greek kingdom of the Mollosoi in northern Epirus (present southern Albania), the kingdom of Macedonia and the kingdom of Paionia (now in northern Republic of Macedonia).
In 1914, the great powers agreed to try and unify Albania under a neutral prince, but Prince William of Weid proved an unsuccessful leader and came into conflict with his War Minister, Essed Pasha (a former warlord who had ruled much of central Albania).
The collaborators were of limited use, however; the "Skanderbeg Division" of the Waffen SS had under three thousand men, with low morale and discipline.
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 Albania Counties
In mid-1991, the number of rrethe (districts) in Albania was increased from 26 to 36.
Albania was still part of Turkey at the beginning of the 20th century.
Districts: The districts that are part of this county.
www.statoids.com /ual.html   (673 words)

 SEELINE - Criminal Code: Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From the statistics I got in the Tirana District Court, the total number of divorces for 2000 was 461, for 2001 it was 398, and for the year 2002, it was 602.
Because of its geographical location, Albania is a country of origin, transit, and destination in the trafficking industry.
Having established a consensus on the current situation in Albania, the meeting proceeded to identify the specific problems which were associated with incidents of violence against women in Albania, and later to address the available various strategies for preventing their occurrence.
www.seeline-project.net /CCR/AlbaniaCCR.htm   (6677 words)

 Freedom in the World 2001 - 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Albania’s political rights rating improved from 4 to 3, and its civil liberties rating improved from 5 to 4, due to slow progress toward stabilization and improved parliamentary elections during the summer.
Albania’s first parliamentary elections since 1997 were held over four rounds in June and July.
Berisha’s control of districts in northern Albania adjoining Kosovo means that the region has remained an area where such activities remain strong.
www.freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2002/countryratings/albania.htm   (518 words)

 Agenda 21 - Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Soil erosion, deforestation, and pollution from fertilizers and pesticide runoff are notable throughout large portions of the countryside and are economically significant since approximately 75% of the country's land resources is devoted to two sectors, agriculture and forestry, which together account for 50% of GDP (1995).
The opening of the country was associated with the free movement of people, and Albania began for the first time to experience the onset of AIDS in its population.
Albania is a country of a high density population.
www.un.org /esa/agenda21/natlinfo/countr/albania/social.htm   (2634 words)

 Albania - Simple English Wikipedia
About four million (4,000,000) people live in Albania.
Albania is next to Serbia and Montenegro, Greece and Macedonia.
There are 36 districts (or rrethe) in Albania.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albania   (150 words)

 Albania - DHA: 04-10.Oct.97   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Albania Situation Report from the UN Resident Coordinator Period Covered: 04-10 October 1997 HIGHLIGHTS - Government of Albania signed a Letter of Intent with the IMF, requesting USD 12 million to support the countrys economy.
Vlora A police operation in the Cole quarter of Vlora culminated in the capture of gang leader Myrtaza Caushi and confiscation of 1,000 assorted weapons and 45 kg of cannabis.
UNICEF distributed on 10 October, 1 MT of biscuits to the humanitarian NGO -Comunitta di Sant Egidio- to be delivered to the families of Lezha and some villages on the North of Albania.
www.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/97b/0061.html   (616 words)

 EMBASSY OF GREECE: PRESS OFFICE - News Flash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Athens yesterday pledged to support Albania's Socialists, the officially declared winners of that country's general elections, saying Greece would be willing to offer assistance to assist Europe's poorest country.
With final results still to come after Sunday's runoff vote in 34 districts, Albania's Socialist party prepared to form a new government, which is expected to put an end to the chaos and bloodshed that swept the country over the past four months.
Athanassakis, the Greek contingent, as part of the peacekeeping force to Albania, is set to begin its gradual withdrawal from the country on July 18.
www.greekembassy.org /press/newsflash/1997/July/nflash0708.html   (243 words)

 Global Beat: Albania: State Of The Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite Albania's acute poverty, many Albanians opened their homes to provide shelter to the incoming refugees and the government spared no effort, organising humanitarian relief and putting the entire country at the disposal of NATO.
As a result, in the eyes of its people, Albania has secured its position as the spiritual motherland of all ethnic Albanians nation, and as such expects to play a prominent role in future pan-Albanian aspirations.
Despite the recent clampdown on localised criminal gangs, the Albanian authorities remain incapable of combating the steady growth of organised crime, which appears to be consolidating its activities in the country's capital and two main ports, Vlore and Durres.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/balkan/ICG030100.html   (733 words)

 Northern Epirus (Albania): Greek occupation, 1914-1916
The treaty of London (1913), which ended the Balkanic conflict, assigned most of Epirus to Greece, but the northern districts remained within Albania, with the opposition of the Greek population of the area.
On 7 March 1914 Prince of Wied arrived in Albania and the Greeks of the southern districts of Albania rebelled against their inclusion into the principality, and formed the provisional government of
The incorporation of Northern Epirus to Albania was confirmed by the Commission of Border Delimitation in 1921.
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 Voices from the Region: Albania - JURIST: The Law Professors' Network
An exclusive interview with the President of the Republic of Albania, Rexhep Meidani, plus academic commentary and reports from Albanian human rights workers interviewing Kosovo refugees...
Comming from a communist system in Albania there are a lot of human rights violations, thereby we aim to create a Monitoring and Documentation Center, directed by professionals.
The second stage of our work which has actualy started, with the information that is going to be collected in different districts of Albania, we think that will be helpful for the different international organisms structures which operate in the Kosova crisis and also for our future work, studies and documentation.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /albania.htm   (1062 words)

 ALBANIAN CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (ACER)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The project successfully identified the current corporate governance challenges in Albania, and the groups and individuals concerned with addressing those issues.
The national training program that was organized in the five main districts of Albania engaged local journalists, entrepreneurs, and government representatives/policy makers.
Before specific policy objectives can be identified and advocated for, a critical mass of understanding of the issues which together form the concepts/principles of good corporate governance needs to be established.
www.cipe.org /programs/corp_gov/cgi/acer.htm   (707 words)

 USAID FrontLines: July-August 2005 - Country Spotlight: Albania
“Albania is addressing corruption, but it is a hard and difficult process because it is deeply embedded as a way of life and doing business here,” said USAID Mission Director Harry Birnholz.
In Elbasan, the third largest city in Albania, most of the poor are from gypsy communities on the outskirts of town, Bashmili said.
Albania loses about $1.2 billion per year because of graft and unpaid taxes, according to a recent World Bank study.
www.usaid.gov /press/frontlines/fl_julaug05/spotlight.htm   (2786 words)

 Albania - GKIndia
Albania shares borders with Montenegro and Serbia to the north, with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the northeast, and with Greece to the south; to the west are the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Greek is widely spoken in the Gjirokastra and Saranda districts in south Albania.
Three religions coexist in Albania: Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
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 Articles - Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The language is Albanian, although Greek is also spoken by the Greek minority in the south regions of the country.
In the area of Gorë in the Kukës district is spoken a Slavic language called Gorani.
This is the only area in the world where this language is spoken.
www.worldhammock.com /articles/Albania   (1941 words)

 Rule of Law Through Technology : Refugee Service Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
AMURT is present in Tirana, Albania and providing a various forms relief support to the refugees.
In Macedonia, IMC is engaged in similar activity and has established tent and mobile health clinics to assist in the care of the displaced refugees (dental, primary care, and OB/GYN).
Established a field office in Albania that includes physicians and public health specialists who are assisting refugees in Kukes, Tirana, and surrounding areas.
pbosnia.kentlaw.edu /services/albania/ngo   (1131 words)

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The MICS survey was launched together with another UNICEF study: "Assessment of Social and Economic Conditions in the Districts of Albania," in a public ceremony at Tirana's Rogner Hotel today.
In addition to the figures on child mortality the MICS study also found: - Albania's adult literacy rate is 88% - a sharp decrease over the rate of ten years ago.
The MICS study represents a major achievement in Albania's ability to measure progress of critically important social and economic indicators according to international standards.
www.unicef.org /albania/15June2001.doc   (477 words)

 Albania - Gurupedia
World War II, the (mainly communist) resistance led by Enver Hoxha seized control when the Italians left.
Also unofficially Greece government makes money by selling visas unofficially to Albanian citizens, who are not allowed to travel freely abroad.
CIA - The World Factbook -- Albania -
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 Encyclopedia: Districts of Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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