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.

Related Links
Balkan Insight, 05/02/2020: Albania Sets Quake Repair Cost at Over Billion Euros
Hürriyet Daily News, 17/02/2020: Turkey to attend int’l donors’ conference for Albania
Reuters, 17/02/2020: International donors pledge 1.1 billion euros for Albania after earthquake
Kathimerini, 17/02/2020: EU supports quake reconstruction in Albania
EurActiv, 18/02/2020: Donors pledge an ‘overwhelming’ €1.15 billion for Albania quake recovery, 18/02/2020: Swiss pledge millions to earthquake-stricken Albania
The Sofia Globe, 18/02/2020: 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
Balkan Insight, 18/02/2020: Albania Hails ‘Magic’ Donor Pledges for Earthquake Recovery
Hungary Today, 18/02/2020: Albania Earthquake: Hungary to Provide Aid for Church Reconstructions

European Commission: Website of the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania'
European Commission: Press Release, 17/02/2020: EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after the earthquake in Albania
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)
European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič at the International Donors' Conference for Albania (17 February 2020)
European Commission: Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the International Donors' Conference 'Together for Albania' (17 February 2020)
Swiss Federal Council: Press Release, 17/02/2020: Switzerland commits CHF 10.2 million following November earthquake in Albania
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)
UN Development Programme: News, 18/02/2020: International community pledges €1.15 billion to support Albania post-earthquake
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: News, 18/02/2020: Donors’ Conference for Albania

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