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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 …


IC Newsletter for 2017

March 20th, 2018

The Secretariat of Albania Investment Council publishes the IC Newsletter for 2017, reporting on the main achievements of the Albanian Investment Council during the past year.

Some of the main highlights are:

Is there a potential for new investments in Albania – in the BPO sector? What should the approach be as relates to the market needs for “Quality Labour Force”?
On the …


Secretariat of AIC participates in the Annual Conference of EBRD-Supported Investment Councils in Tbilisi, Georgia

March 16th, 2018

On 15-16 March 2018, the Secretariat of Albania Investment Council participated in the Annual Conference of EBRD-Supported Investment Councils in Tbilisi, Georgia. Purpose of this 2-day event was sharing of respective key achievements for 2017, lessons learnt and disseminating best practice. 

Main issues tackled during the specific sessions were related to the shaping of economic policy, led by EBRD’s Eastern Partnership …


Investment Council discusses the Functioning of the e-Permits Platform, in the Framework of the Deregulation Reform

February 13th, 2018

Investment Council held on Tuesday its 12th Meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr Arben Ahmetaj. In the agenda of the meeting was the presentation and discussion of the main findings of the Secretariat on the functioning of the e-Permits Platform, as part of the Deregulation Reform, as well as the launching of the process for the …


New Publication on Data and Impact of Foreign Enterprises in the Albanian Economy

January 11th, 2018

In December 2017, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) in collaboration with the Bank of Albania, published for the first time the Report “Foreign Enterprises in Albania 2014-2016,” with data on foreign enterprises, and their impact in the Albanian economy.

Some of the main findings of the report show that in 2016, FDI flow has increased by 5.9% from 2015. As …


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