Freedom House ranks Albania as partly free country.

By bne IntelliNews January 20, 2012
Albania was ranked as partly free country according to the 2011 Freedom in the World survey of US non-government organisation Freedom House that rates the level of political rights and civil liberties throughout the world. However, the country experienced a decline in the rating due to violence against demonstrators in the anti-government protest in January 2011, flawed municipal elections from May and the failure of the courts to impartially adjudicate a corruption case against a senior government politician. On the descending scale from 1 to 7, where 1 is the highest grade, Albania received 3 for observing political rights and civil liberties. Under the Freedom House methodology, partly free counties are characterised by some restrictions on political rights and civil liberties, often in a context of corruption, weak rule of law, ethnic strife, or civil war. The survey defines 87 countries as free, 60 as partly free and 48 as not free.

Related Articles

Albania calls tender for supervision of sewerage project.

Albania has called a tender to select a company to supervise the construction and supplies for a sewerage system and waste water treatment plant in Velipoja area, the European Commission informed ... more

Albania's govt approves changes in concession agreement for Devoll project.

The Albanian government has approved changes in the concessionary agreement for the Devoll Hydropower cascade, which formally enables Austrian EVN to exit from the project, the cabinets press ... more

Albanian parliament panel endorses EUR 12.7mn EBRD loan for dam safety project.

The economy and finance committee of Albanias Parliament has approved a EUR 12.7mn loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to be used to fund a project for upgrading ... more

Notice: Undefined index: subject_id in /var/www/html/application/controllers/IndexController.php on line 335