Selection Process of Government Institutions

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – The EITI is an international initiative aimed to develop and implement a mechanism to declare revenue generated from the use of Natural Resources through Extractive Industries, the publication of such data in an understandable format by everyone and their oversight in order to enable the general public to have information regarding income and public spending, contributing to a public debate and the establishment of mechanisms for good administration of these revenues for the benefit of communities. The EITI process can be further dimensioned and adapted according to the current context of each implementing country to meet the information needs of stakeholders as well as the needs to tackle the sector with important reforms based on this data. As set out in the EITI Standards Requirements, the EITI Standard Implementation requires effective oversight of the EITI process by all stakeholders. This is accomplished through the establishment and functioning of a Multi-Stakeholder Group, which includes government representatives, companies operating in this sector, and full, independent, active and effective participation of civil society, who are committed to work together to develop and promote the transparency and good governance of this sector.

The EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) was established by the Prime Minister’s Order no. 71, dated 21. 07. 2011, on the follow-up of Albania’s membership procedures as the implementing country of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the ongoing fulfillment of the obligations of this initiative.

The Multi-Stakeholder Group for EITI Albania is the decision-making body in charge of overseeing the implementation of EITI in Albania. This group is headed by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and consists of government representatives, companies operating in extractive industries and civil society. The Multi-Stakeholder Group approves the work plan for the secretariat, submitting the EITI annual report, ensures that EITI contributes to the public debate and supports the work of the Albanian EITI Secretariat.

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– Adopted by the Minister’s Order, no. 454 Prot, dated 30. 12. 2016 “Order for the adoption of the Regulation of the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) in the Membership Framework of the EITI International Organization”

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Members of the Multi-Stakeholder Group

The Multi-Stakeholder Group chaired by the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy consists of 16 representatives from whom, 6 representatives from the government, 5 from civil society and 5 from the companies operating in the extractive industry. Representatives from other institutions may also participate by the invitation of the chairman at the Multi-Stakeholder Group meetings.

The Selection of Representatives of State Institutions in MSG EITI and Current Representatives 

Representatives of State Institutions, MSG Members of EITI Albania shall be elected, mandated and replaced in accordance with the procedures described in Articles 7, 10 and 11 of the Internal Regulations: In order to maintain diversified thinking and broad representation, each interest group has the right to designate its representatives in MSG for EITI in Albania. The nomination process is independent within each subgroup. 

  • The Chairman of the MSG asks in writing to the Head of each Institution to present his representative to the MSG. Representatives of Government Institutions mentioned in point VII / b of these ToR will be appointed by the Heads of their Institutions within 15 (fifteen) days of receipt of the request. Representation in the MSG for this subgroup is not nominal, but relates to the task held by the person appointed to the institution he/she represents; 
  • Members of the first group (state institutions), whose appointment is dependent on the position held in the state administration, do not retain in the MSG a nominal position but related to the task they perform;
  • Each MSG member representing the MSG in the Albanian state must ensure that there is a minimum of 50% attendance at MSG meetings and 100% active participation in the EITI process so that the Institution maintains its member in MSG.

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Representatives of State Institutions, MSG Members are as follows: 

1.Mr. MEHMET HASALAMI, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy;

2.-⁄⁄- ,Ministry of Finance and Economy;

3.Mrs. TETIS LUBONJA, Ministry of Justice;

4.Mrs. MIMOZA SALLAKU, General Directorate of Taxation;

5.Mr. BILAL KOÇI, Albanian Geological Service;

6.Mr. ROBERT BESHELLO, National Agency of Natural Resources; 

All MSG members representing the State Institutions have an alternate/substitute representative. 

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