International Donors’ Conference ‘Together for Albania’

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International conference organised by the European Union (EU) on 17 February 2020 aimed at supporting reconstruction efforts after an earthquake that struck Albania in November 2019.

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The EU, its Member States, the Western Balkan partners, representatives from other countries, as well as from international organisations and international financial institutions, including the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank, attended the conference. It was chaired by the President of the European Commission in the presence of Albania's Prime Minister. A presentation of the post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) preceded the opening of the pledging session.

Following the conference, it was reported that €1.15 billion had been pledged to support Albania in recovering from the effects of the earthquake.

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Balkan Insight, 05/02/2020: Albania Sets Quake Repair Cost at Over Billion Euros https://balkaninsight.com/2020/02/05/earthquake-reconstruction-would-cost-more-than-1-billion-albania-gov-says/
Hürriyet Daily News, 17/02/2020: Turkey to attend int’l donors’ conference for Albania https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-to-attend-intl-donors-conference-for-albania-152112
Reuters, 17/02/2020: International donors pledge 1.1 billion euros for Albania after earthquake https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN20B1TI
Kathimerini, 17/02/2020: EU supports quake reconstruction in Albania http://www.ekathimerini.com/249660/article/ekathimerini/news/eu-supports-quake-reconstruction-in-albania
EurActiv, 18/02/2020: Donors pledge an ‘overwhelming’ €1.15 billion for Albania quake recovery https://www.euractiv.com/section/enlargement/news/donors-pledge-an-overwhelming-e1-15-billion-for-albania-quake-recovery/
Swissinfo.ch, 18/02/2020: Swiss pledge millions to earthquake-stricken Albania https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reconstruction-efforts-aid-_swiss-pledge-millions-to-earthquake-stricken-albania/45565106
The Sofia Globe, 18/02/2020: Bulgaria provides additional 200 000 leva to help Albania recover from earthquake https://sofiaglobe.com/2020/02/18/bulgaria-provides-additional-200-000-leva-to-help-albania-recover-from-earthquake/
Radio Poland, 18/02/2020: Poland pledges EUR 2.7m to help Albania recover from earthquake https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7785/Artykul/2457435
Balkan Insight, 18/02/2020: Albania Hails ‘Magic’ Donor Pledges for Earthquake Recovery https://balkaninsight.com/2020/02/18/donors-pledges-1-2-billion-euros-grants-and-loans-for-albania-earthquake-reconstruction/
Hungary Today, 18/02/2020: Albania Earthquake: Hungary to Provide Aid for Church Reconstructions https://hungarytoday.hu/albania-earthquake-hungary-to-provide-aid-for-church-reconstructions/

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European Commission: Website of the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania' https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/international-donors-conference-albania-earthquake_en
European Commission: Press Release, 17/02/2020: EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after the earthquake in Albania https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_249
European Commission: Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, following the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania' (17 February 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_276
European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič at the International Donors' Conference for Albania (17 February 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_272
European Commission: Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania' (17 February 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_270
Swiss Federal Council: Press Release, 17/02/2020: Switzerland commits CHF 10.2 million following November earthquake in Albania https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78129.html
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: M. Jean-Yves Le Drian’s participation in the donors’ conference for reconstruction efforts in Albania and meeting with the Albanian Prime Minister (17 February 2020) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/albania/news/article/albania-m-jean-yves-le-drian-s-participation-in-the-donors-conference-for
UN Development Programme: News, 18/02/2020: International community pledges €1.15 billion to support Albania post-earthquake https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/International_community_pledges_euro_1_point_15_billion_to_support_Albania_post_earthquake.html
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: News, 18/02/2020: Donors’ Conference for Albania https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/donors-conference-for-albania

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