Expert Reports

Analytic and strategic documents

Review of anthrax situation in Albania

Situation and preventive measures of Anthrax until 2012, when PAZA project proposed amended strategy for control of Anthrax. It also presents the disease situation during 2013-2014. Includes a table and a graph with of all the Anthrax outbreaks 2006-2014.

Toni Kirandjiski / 27.04.2014 / 9 pages

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Review of the anthrax situation in Albania: July 2015

Full information on Anthrax situation in Albania until the amended approach in 2012 (also graph, table and map). Disease situation during 2013-2015 period. Includes tables and graph with information about vaccination process and list of villages with Anthrax outbreaks 2013-2015.

Toni Kirandjiski / 16.07.2015 / 11 pages

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STRATEGY TO CONTROL ANTHRAX

Anthrax control strategy providing the full information in terms of preventive measures, suspected cases, reporting, procedures to sent the samples in the right way to the laboratory. All the instructions in case of confirmed cases and investigation after. Vaccination plan, cooperation institutions as well as costs and budget. Includes a table of villages where all animals have to be compulsory preventively vaccinated and also the procedures for cleaning and disinfection.

Toni Kirandjiski / 16.07.2015 / 11 pages

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Cost Benefit Analysis, a decision tool to support decision on anthrax vaccine supply in Albania: Local improved production vs importation

Cost Benefit Analysis, comparing the imported vaccines with the local production after possible improvement of the production conditions at ISUV. Includes tables with figures for investments, costs and factors for both options.

Toni Kirandjiski / 13.08.2016 / 7 pages

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ANTHRAX VACCINE

The technical details in order to keep the vaccine safe and effective. The packaging requirements and the labels that should be attached to the shipping box. Details about the transportation and keeping the cold chain.

Toni Kirandjiski / 13.08.2016 / 3 pages

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MISSION REPORT 28-29 June 2016  Visit to Gjirokaster region

Report about a field visit in Gjirokastra region and in Lab Martalloz village in Tepelene giving a clearer picture about the Anthrax situation and the vaccination process in this region.

Robert J Connor / 30.06.2016 / 3 pages

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STRATEGY TO CONTROL ANTHRAX – 2016

Anthrax control strategy for 2016, mentioning the obligation of reporting the Anthrax cases, measures to be taken in cases of suspected disease and confirmed one, after the laboratory confirmation. Field investigation procedure, risk assessment and annual reporting of outbreaks. Costs and payment for vaccination. Includes 5 Appendixes about clinical signs of Anthrax, safe disposal of carcasses, correct sampling , cleaning and disinfection and a full list of anthrax hotspots 2014-2016.

Toni Kirandjiski / 15.03.2017 / 18 pages

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Action plan for anthrax control strategy 2017

A summary table about the action plan for controlling Anthrax in 2017. Containing all the actions that should be taken, the responsible person, relevant dates and their status.

Toni Kirandjiski / 15.03.2017 / 5 pages

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Anthrax Communication Plan – June 2016

Communication plan for Anthrax, which foresees coming trainings, awareness materials, video spots, TV commercials and participating on a dedicated TV program. Involvement of schools is also part of the plan.

Toni Kirandjiski  / 13.08.2016 / 4 pages

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Field visits and investigation

MISSION REPORT 04 – 07 October 2016 Meetings in Anthrax ‘hot spots’

Report on informative meetings in Gjirokaster, Sarande and Vlore regions to raise awareness about Anthrax.

Esa Karalliu, Ardit Kaci / 10.10.2016 / 2 pages

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Report on field visit on anthrax outbreaks – 21 December 2017

A field visit in Gjegjan, Kukës, for a positive anthrax case. Contains tables with the basic information of the case and all the other general information about the livestock at risk in that area. Also it gives the detailed information on the outbreak and the description of the disposal place, together with the photos.

Ardit Kaci / 21.12.2017 / 4 pages

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Report on field visit on anthrax outbreaks – 13 December 2016

A field visit in Melgushe, Shkoder, for a positive anthrax case. Contains tables with the basic information of the case and all the other general information about the livestock at risk in that area. Also it describes all of the details about the outbreak. Includes photographs from the place of disposal and the infected farm.

Toni Kirandjiski / 13.12.2016 / 6 pages

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Report on field visit to Gjirokaster to follow up Anthrax case in human and animals

Report about visits in Tepelene and Gjirokaster in the general directorates and laboratories , on site visit of the infected human at the regional hospital in Gjirokaster to investigate Anthrax outbreaks

Toni Kirandjiski  /25.06.2014/ 4 pages

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Bluetongue outbreak in Greece near border with Albania and Macedonia

A full operational plan to protect Albania from a possible Bluetongue outbreak. Information on the outbreak in Greece, near the Albanian border. Contains a table with the general work plan for immediate actions. The monitoring plan and the instructions for the private and state veterinarians. General information about the bluetongue disease (incl. photos).

Toni Kirandjiski 10.03.2015  / 18 page

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Documents and Reports

Indicative Budget for implementation of the Bovine Brucellosis Control Programme (BBCP)
in 2016

This document describes a detailed approach and methodology on how to calculate, even with limited data, the necessary budget for the BBCP in 2016. It considers systematically all occuring costs, such as collection of blood and milk samples, laboratory analysis, disinfection and compensation payments.

Toni Kirandjiski / 2016 / 6 pages

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Implementation of the Bovine Brucellosis Control Programme
Monitoring activities of the PAZA II Field Coordinators

The document demonstrates the approach for systematically monitoring the implementation of the BBCP all over Albania

Toni Kirandjiski / 2016 / 3 pages

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Potential use of vaccine for Bovine Brucellosis control in Albania

This document summarizes information from scientific literature for the vaccine available for bovine brucellosis control and present their advantages and disadvantages. Potential use of vaccines for bovine brucellosis control in Albania will depend on different factors including the causing agent of bovine brucellosis in Albania.

Toni Kirandjiski / 2016 / 6 pages

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PROGRAMI I KONTROLLIT TE BRUCELOZES NE GJEDHE

ShVSh, 2016, 16 pages

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MISSION REPORT  2-3 July 2014 Field visit to Diber region

Report on a field visit of the Team Leader to Dibra region to assess the mass TB testing of cattle. Briefly describes the findings at the Veterinary Offices in Peshkopi and Burrel and the discussions with the Regional Director of Agriculture.

Robert Connor 07.07.2014/ 3 pages

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Preliminary considerations for tuberculosis control programme in Albania

A document separated in 2 parts: The first one gives a full overview of the foreseen tuberculinisation of cattle in September 2014 and the second one is a case study in Bllice village in Peshkopia region. Each part contains their relevant details, conclusions and recommendations.

Toni Kirandjiski 10.03.2015/ 15 pages

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PROGRAMI I KONTROLLIT TË TUBERKULOZIT NË GJEDHË

Passive and active surveillance for each farm category to control bovine tuberculosis. The measures that should be taken in accordance with Albanian legislation regarding the notification, identification, animal movement, sampling, vaccines,  treatment and slaughter. Costs and benefits of implementing this control programme.

Toni Kirandjiski 06.02.2017/ 12 pages

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Preliminary considerations for development of the Laboratory Information System (LabIS)

This document is about the finalizing of the information of the animal health in Albania related to the submitted specimens and laboratory results. It presents the general characteristics of LabIS, the current situation and its disadvantages. The report closes with recommendations for the new protocol for the specimen submission and laboratory data processing.

Toni Kirandjiski 27.09.2014/6 pages

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Report on BTSF LSD training in Sofia 

Document about a LSD workshop held in Sofia, where PAZA II DSE participated. It presents a full overview of the contents of the training course, the most important points for Albania, the current situation in Albania and also the recommendations about the vaccination, control, trainings, laboratory diagnosis, awareness etc.

Toni Kirandjiski 19.12.2016/ 16 pages

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Final report 2014 Spring Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Albania

Report on the first ORV campaign in Spring 2014. Description of the vaccine baits, transport, storage and distribution, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 29.09.2014/ 22 pages

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REPORT on the 2014 Autumn Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Albania

Report on the second ORV campaign in Autumn 2014. It describes the vaccine baits, the cold chain during the storage and transportation of the vaccine, the laboratory tests performed, distribution and the evaluation of bait distribution process, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the technical details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 10.12.2014/ 28 pages

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ORAL RABIES VACCINATION IN ALBANIA

A detailed description about the monitoring plan of ORV. Information about the needed documentation, all the arrangement with the contractor, data analysis, implementation and post-vaccination monitoring.

Toni Kirandjiski 17.09.2014/ 8 pages

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ORAL RABIES VACCINATION IN ALBANIA
Post vaccination strategy

File about the strategy of post vaccination monitoring, describing the areas to be covered, the sampling from foxes, the laboratory tests and presentation of results.

Toni Kirandjiski 17.09.2014/5 pages

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Analysiis of nucleotide sequences of fox rabiess isolate DR-0914 from Albbania

A study about the analysis of nucleotide sequences of Lyssavirus, taken from three brain samples of foxes. Testing includes several methods. The results of the study are given in this report, concluding that the red fox sampled in Albania in 2014 (numbered DR-0914 in this study) was infected by rabies antigen, infectious virus and viral RNA.

Evelyne Picard-Meyer and Florence Cliquet 07.01.2015/13 pages

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REPORT  On the Post ORV Monitoring in Albania Second Phase – autumn 2014

A short description of the ORV Autumn 2014 campaign. Monitoring and supervision of foxes shooting, samples taken for each district, collaboration with hunters and Ministry of Environment. Report closes with some recommendations about the coming campaigns.

Haki Zoto 10.03.2015/ 4 pages

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REPORT on the 2015 Spring Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Albania

Report on the third ORV campaign in Spring 2015. It describes the vaccine baits, the cold chain during the storage and transportation of the vaccine, the laboratory tests performed, distribution and the evaluation of bait distribution process, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the technical details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 13.08.2015/34 pages

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Report on Post Vaccination Monitoring of Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaigns in
2014

Full details on post vaccination monitoring of ORV of 2014. All about the samples, laboratory results, quality of distribution; for each of the two campaigns. Some conclusions are given at the end of this report.

Toni Kirandjiski 18.08.2015/9pages

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REPORT on the 2015 Autumn Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Albania

Report on the fourth ORV campaign in Autumn 2015. It describes the vaccine baits, the cold chain during the storage and transportation of the vaccine, the laboratory tests performed distribution and the evaluation of bait distribution process, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the technical details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 02.03.2016/36 pages

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REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MONITORING CAMPAIGN AFTER ORAL RABIES
VACCINATION (ORV) IN ALBANIA

Report starting with a short description of the project and specifically ORV and its monitoring protocol. Information about the fourth ORV campaign, its post vaccination monitoring and the problems encountered during this monitoring process.

Ylli Pema 01.2016/7 pages

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REPORT on the 2016 Spring Oral Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Albania

Report on the fifth ORV campaign in Spring 2016. It describes the vaccine baits, the cold chain during the storage and transportation of the vaccine, the laboratory tests performed distribution and the evaluation of bait distribution process, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the technical details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 13.08.2016/37 pages

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The European Union’s IPA 2012 programme for Albania

Report on the sixth ORV campaign in Autumn 2016. It describes the vaccine baits, the cold chain during the storage and transportation of the vaccine, the laboratory tests performed distribution and the evaluation of bait distribution process, also documentation and public awareness. File includes all the technical details of the evaluation of bait distribution process, together with several graphs, tables and maps.

Toni Kirandjiski 02.03.2017/40 pages

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STATE VETERINARY SERVICE

Training programme on inter-institutional links in the reform of the veterinary service

PAZA Project 15.12.2016/11 pages

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REPORT ON A CONSULTATIVE MEETING OF REGIONAL CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER IN SUPPORT OF THE REFORM OF THE ALBANIAN STATE VETERINARY SERVICE 

The CVO aimed to communicate the broad findings and recommendations of the consultative meeting of the Veterinary Advisory Group. The PAZA II Project aimed to support and moderate the consultative discussions as part of its inception activities, and disseminate information on the strategies for the control of brucellosis, anthrax and rabies. Analysis of problems related to Animal movement control, Animal identification and registration, and Traceability.

PAZA Project 1-2.04.2014/7 pages

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NOTES ON A MEETING OF REGIONAL CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICERS

Meeting of the CVO with RCVOs, PAZA Project and staff from FVM. Discussion on various aspects of the recognition, reporting, diagnosis and control of anthrax, and brucellosis.

PAZA Project 13-15.05.2014/11 pages

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NOTES FROM A MONTHLY MEETING OF REGIONAL CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICERS 

Comments of the participants on the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in the vaccination campaign to control brucellosis in small ruminants.

PAZA Project 10-11.06.2014/14 pages

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REPORT ON THE CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE REFORM OF THE ALBANIAN STATE VETERINARY SERVICE 

Detailed report about the discussion and analysis in one of the consultative meetings about State Veterinary Service Reform in Albania.

PAZA Project 04-07.03.2014/28 pages

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REFORM OF THE ALBANIAN FOOD SAFETY & VETERINARY SYSTEM 

A proposed structural change of the State Veterinary System in Albania. Includes two problem tree analyses related to the State Veterinary Service of Albania

Robert Connor 16.07.2015/3 pages

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND WATER ADMINISTRATION

Mission Report of HRD Expert including a new draft structure for the Veterinary Directorate at MARDWA and draft job descriptions. A draft curriculum and timetable for the 3 day training programme for government veterinarians in the concept of ‘One Health’ and ‘Farm to Fork.’

Ann Southall 17-25.05.2016/52 pages

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Results of Survey of hardware and RUDA system status

A survey carried out to see the way RUDA system is used in every region. Contains questions about the people working in the system, the devices used and their condition and the main problems faced on the way.

Alban Hasa 01.07.2014/3 pages

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National Strategy for Control of Brucellosis in Sheep and Goats

Small Ruminants Brucellosis control strategy, describing the full vaccination plan and post-vaccination monitoring. Details about procedures for private and official veterinarians and for CVO as well. Budget and payments requirements, as well as a surveillance plan. Communication plan and raising the awareness about the public health are also included.

Toni Kirandjiski / 27/09/2014 / 17 pages
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Brucellosis in sheep and goats-vaccination of replacement – Action Plan 2014

A summary report  about the vaccination campaign against Small Ruminants Brucellosis. It briefly presents the good points, things to improve, human cases, responsibilities of CVO, private and official veterinarians, postvaccinal objectives and some proposals.
Toni Kirandjiski / 27/09/2014 / 3 pages
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Meeting with the PAZA II Field Coordinators to review the brucellosis vaccination campaign in 2015

Report about the findings after discussion with the field coordinators about the Small Ruminants Brucellosis vaccination campaign. The findings include topics as vaccine vials, animals identification, vaccine distribution, coverage of vaccinated villages and flocks etc. It also includes a table which provides a summary of the field visits.
Toni Kirandjiski / 13/08/2015 / 9 pages

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 Revision of brucellosis in small ruminants situation in Albania

A report giving full information on SR Brucellosis situation, control measures and vaccination until 2012. The new strategy for the control of Brucellosis in sheep and goats. Several tables and graphs displaying the coverage of vaccination, number of vaccinated flocks and farms etc. Also the details about post vaccination monitoring. Includes the Bibliography of activities and reports produced by PAZA about the Small Ruminants Brucellosis (Annex 1).

Toni Kirandjiski / 02/12/2015 / 18 pages
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BRUCELLOSIS IN SMALL RUMINANTS CONTROL PROGRAMME

Outline of the measures to be taken during 2017 and 2018 to improve control of Brucellosis in sheep and goats in Albania. This Programme adapts the measures outlined in the National Strategy to the actual situation and is proposing to do mass vaccination already in 2017 and not in 2018 as originally foreseen in the Nation Strategy.

Toni Kirandjiski / 24/02/2017 / 16 pages
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Republic of Albania MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CONSUMER PROTECTION PHASE II

Report on the first Training of Trainers workshop, containing the aim and the objectives of this training, programme, outputs and the results.

Ann Southall 23.03.2016/19 pages

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND WATER ADMINISTRATION PHASE II

Report on the second Training of Trainers workshop, containing the aim and the objectives of this training, programme, outputs and the results. Also includes photos from the training.

Ann Southall 12.04.2016/22 pages

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND WATER ADMINISTRATION PHASE II

Mission Report No. 5 of Human Resource Development Expert. Contains information about training on anthrax hotspots, training with veterinary council and the programme for Farm to Fork training.

Ann Southall 16.09.2016/24 pages

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND WATER ADMINISTRATION PHASE II

Mission Report No. 6 of Human Resource Development Expert. Contains information about Farm to Farm training and observation of workshops.

Ann Southall 04.11.2016/9 pages

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND WATER ADMINISTRATION

Mission Report No. 7 of Human Resource Development Expert. Contains the aim, objective, outputs, main issues and evaluation for Farm to Fork workshop. Lists of participants for each district.

Ann Southall 02.02.2017/19 pages

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PROCEDURES FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

Protocol for the proper cleaning and disinfection in farms where Brucella spp. is present.  General hygienic measures.

Toni Kirandjiski 15.03.2017/4 pages

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Livestock Market Construction: Environmental and Biosecurity Considerations

Report on two potential sites to build livestock markets: Arbane and Laknas. Detailed plan about required documentation, environmental issues, technical details and health & safety considerations. Includes training modules for veterinary inspectors of livestock markets.

Scott Crossett 20.10.2016/119 pages

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STUDY TOUR TO CROATIA

Report on the visit to Croatian veterinary institutions and organizations participating in the creation and implementation of the veterinary policy and system in Croatia. Includes a table with the detailed agenda.

PAZA Project 13.08.2016/13 pages

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Report of the Study tour in Croatia

Report of DSE on the visit to Croatian veterinary institutions and organizations participating in the creation and implementation of the veterinary policy and system in Croatia. Observations on the relevance of the Croatia’s veterinary system to Albanian conditions.

Toni Kirandjiski 13.08.2016/8 pages

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CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY REPORT ON THE STUDY VISIT IN CROATIA 

Report on the visit to Croatian veterinary institutions and organizations participating in the creation and implementation of the veterinary policy and system in Croatia.

Ylli Pema 15.08.2016/13 pages

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