Investment Council – “On the Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism”

October 15th, 2018

Tirana, Monday, 15 October 2018 / The Investment Council (IC) held a regular meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr Arben Ahmetaj. The agenda for this meeting was “On Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism.” In his speech, IC Chair, Minister Arben Ahmetaj said that “Although the tourism sector has a substantial growth, its formalization remains a challenge …


Focus Group Meeting 'On Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism' (28 September 2018)

Secretariat holds consultation meetings with key stakeholders ‘On Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism’

September 28th, 2018

In the framework of the upcoming Investment Council meeting ‘On Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism,’ the IC Secretariat has organized consultation meetings with representatives of central/local government, tourism associations, chambers of commerce, etc. In early July 2018, a survey was launched by the Secretariat with focus on ‘Informality and Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector,’ covering issues related to i) fiscal …


Detailed legal information on 11 different categories of taxpayers, GTD-EBRD

September 11th, 2018

General Tax Directorate (GTD) with the support of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has undertaken a wide information campaign for taxpayers through the use of information platforms which provide complete and detailed information on 11 different categories of taxpayers (GTD News, September 2018).

Lack of updated information on tax legislation and liabilities has been reported to the Secretariat of …


National park of Thethi, Northern Albania

On Informality in Tourism

September 3rd, 2018

In its upcoming meeting (late September 2018), Albania Investment Council will discuss ‘Informality and Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector’. In this framework, the Secretariat is conducting an analysis to identify and highlight main business concerns and provide relevant recommendations to address issues related to informality in the sector. The focus of the Technical Note will be mainly on the main …


Picture: Unknown Lady Justice on the Old Bailey in London

Some models of Investor Grievance Mechanism

August 3rd, 2018

Secretariat of Albania Investment Council publishes a material prepared in the framework of Investment Council Meeting XIII (18 June 2018), where it was discussed the “Legal Framework on Investments, Current Debates and Challenges.” Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the current legal framework on investments and to facilitate the process of preparing a legal framework harmonized with good international …


Investment Council – For a Simplified Legal Framework ‘On Investments’

June 18th, 2018

Tirana, 18 June 2018 / On Monday, Albania Investment Council (IC) held a regular meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr Arben Ahmetaj, with the special participation of EBRD Vice President, Mr Alain Pilloux, and new EBRD Director for Western Balkans, Ms Zsuzsanna Hargitai. In the agenda of this meeting was ‘Legal Framework on Investments in Albania, …


Launching of the Regional Investment Reform Agenda for the Western Balkans Six (RIRA)

June 4th, 2018

In May 2018, in Tivat, Montenegro, Ministers of Economy of the six Western Balkan countries approved a Ministerial Statement, in the framework of the implementation of Regional Multi-Annual Plan (MAP REA). Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA), part of REA, was drafted by the working group of the Investment Committee of the South East European countries (SEEIC/JWGI) with the support of …


Legal Investment Framework, Main Concerns of Business Community

May 23rd, 2018

On Wednesday, Albania Investment Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy and International Finance Corporation (IFC) organized a discussion table on the legal framework for investment in Albania.

The meeting was attended by around 60 participants representing foreign and local business associations such as AmCham, Italian Chamber of Commerce, ATTSO, DIHA, ICE, FIAA, Advantage Austria, ACERC, AITA, Nordic …


Albania Investment Council, 15 April 2015 – 15 April 2018

April 15th, 2018

It has been three years since the establishment of Albania Investment Council by the Albanian Authorities with support from the EBRD. The main objective of the IC was to intensify the dialogue between the government and the private sector, improve the business climate and promote good governance. In his speech at the launching of the Investment Council, Prime Minister Mr Edi …


EBRD ‘Transition Report 2017-2018’ presented in Tirana

April 11th, 2018

Tirana // 11 April 2018. The EBRD ‘Transition Report 2017-2018’  was presented also in Tirana. This is an annual publication on the progress of the reforms and economic development in 37 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia and South-East Mediterranean. Present in the presentation panel: Governor of Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, Head of EBRD RO, Mr Matteo …


Investment Council is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the EBRD and the Central European Initiative.