Tirana, Albania
2000 - 2001 IPF Fellow

Albanian fellow Aldo Bumci promotes justice and international cooperation in Southeast Europe

During his IPF fellowship, Aldo Bumci examined cross-border cooperation between Albania and Montenegro and proposed economic reforms. In 2005 he was appointed to the post of Minister of Justice of Albania. His article "Religion, Media and National Security in Albania" published in the IPF book Islam and Tolerance in Wider Europe.

Affiliation: sworn in as Albania's Minister of Justice in September 2005; previously Deputy Executive Director of the Albanian Institute for International Studies
e-mail: bumci@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/bumci/

Fellow project
2000 - 2001:
Albania-Montenegro cross-border cooperation and northern Albania's economic recovery
The objectives of the project are to study new cross-border activity between Albania and Montenegro, analyze the level economic activity in the Shkodra region stimulated by trade with Montenegro, provide a comprehensive picture of Montenegrin incentives for cooperation with Albania and devise recommendations for stimulating further cooperation, and develop a policy paper on how the findings impact the future stability of Southeast Europe.

Working groups: Comparative Studies, Southeast Europe: Conflict Prevention, Cross-Border Cooperation Outside European Union

Relevant countries: Albania, Serbia, Montenegro