Please provide an overview of corruption situation in Albania, including Albania commitments and steps to combat corruption, the role of the parliament and the national auditing authority, the question of voice and accountability and the role that civil society and media plays in Albania for taking action? At the sectoral level, we are especially interested in Natural Resources and Environment sector.
The overall legal and institutional anti-corruption frameworks are mostly in place in Albania, and the government has adopted an anti-corruption strategy and action plan 2007-2013. Albania’s public procurement system has been improved, mechanisms for checking conflict of interest of politicians and high-ranking public officials are in place, and procedures for the establishment of new businesses have been streamlined, thereby limiting opportunities for bribery.
Chêne, M. Albania: overview of corruption and anti-corruption. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2011) 10 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 289]