Green27+

GREEN 27 – the Albanian NGO coalition on board of the regional initiative

Towards an articulated voice for EU negotiations   All countries in the Western Balkans are looking at EU integration as the common horizon of the future. Despite the efforts made so far, the NGO community remains critical on the progress, especially related to the transposition and the implementation of Chapter 27. More than 33 NGO …

Water: A resource in need of management

European environmental acquis and principles of integrated water resources management in the Albanian perspective. Albania is the second richest country in Europe in terms of water resources, with a significant water area, calculated as twice the territorial area. The beauties and values of our water resources are invaluable, and it is easy to notice this …

Why does waste float?

Erni Kocani, URI As a developing country, Albania continues to face numerous environmental problems. Demographic change, rising consumption, low education on environmental issues and many other factors of a free economy cause mismanagement of the amount of waste generated. During the drafting of the report on the assessment of the level of approximation of European …

Is Nature Destruction a Wise Way to Development?

Vjosë-Narta is a wonderful wetland complex along the Adriatic coast of Albania, a small country in the Mediterranean, blessed with fascinating landscapes and very high biodiversity values. The site, extending over a complex of habitats, including lagoons, salt-marches, coastal dunes and riverine forests, is part of the Albanian network of protected areas, (Protected Landscape – …

Why do they put animals in prison?!

Genti Kromidha, GREEN27 “Daddy, why did they put the animals in prison here” – my daughter asked me while we were having lunch in one of the restaurants around Tirana. Just one night ago, it happened that I was preparing the evaluation report on the level of approximation and implementation of the European Directive on …

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