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On Draft Unified Investment Law, consultation with business stakeholders

June 25th, 2019

Tirana, 25 June 2019 / Albania Investment Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MFE) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) organized two consultation round tables on the Draft Unified Investment Law, published by the Albanian Government for comments on the Register for Public Notification and Consultation (7 May 2019). With the participation of around 40 representatives …

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Investment Council Meeting – ‘On Investments and Legal Security on Property’

May 30th, 2019

Tirana, Thursday, 30 May 2019 / Albania Investment Council (IC) held a regular meeting “On Investments and Legal Security on Property” chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj. The Meeting was attended also by the State Minister for the Protection of Entrepreneurship, Mr Eduart Shalsi, and the General Director of State Agency of Cadastre, Mr Artan Lame.

Minister Denaj …

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Secretariat of Investment Council consults with experts and stakeholders preliminary findings “On Investment Promotion and Legal Security on Property”

May 17th, 2019

TIRANA, 17 May 2019 – On Friday, the Secretariat of Albania Investment Council held a technical consultation meeting “On Investment Promotion and Legal Security on Property,” with 25 representatives from state institutions, private companies, business associations, chambers of commerce, municipalities, experts, etc. Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the preliminary findings and potential recommendations for intervention drafted by the …

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Round table on VAT Reimbursement Strategy and Informality in 2019

April 10th, 2019

Tirana, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 / Ministry of Finance and Economy in cooperation with the Secretariat of Albania Investment Council held a consultation table with around 20 companies, chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj. Purpose of this roundtable was holding an open discussion with companies from the sectors of agri-processing,  active inward processing regime (fason regime) …

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Investment Council Meeting – ‘On Inspections’

January 29th, 2019

Tirana, Tuesday, 29th January 2019 / Albania Investment Council (IC) held a regular meeting “On Inspections” chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj. In her speech, Minister Denaj said that one of the priorities of the government is to create a favourable business climate. She underlined the importance of formalization through the establishment of fair rules, …

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On Legal and Institutional Framework in Tourism

December 14th, 2018

In follow up of the discussions held “On Formalization and Competitiveness in Tourism” during IC Meeting XIV (15th October 2018), Secretariat publishes a paper underlining a summary of the legal framework in the field of tourism, relevant institutions and their competences, as well as the concrete incentives applicable to entrepreneurship in the field of tourism.

The tourism industry has increased its …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Investment Council is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the EBRD and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)