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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Investment Council discusses the findings of the business survey on tax administration and informality

December 6th, 2017

TIRANA, December 6 – Albania Investment Council (IC) held on Wednesday its eleventh 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 IC Survey conducted by the Secretariat with 146 companies, in collaboration with University of Epoka, during July – September 2017. The purpose …

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Secretariat of Investment Council consults with experts and other stakeholders preliminary findings on the performance of e-permits portal

October 25th, 2017

TIRANA, October 25 – The Secretariat of Investment Council organised on Wednesday a consultation meeting on a technical level about “Construction e-permits Portal – Its impact in raising the transparency and the improvement of investment climate in the country.”

The meeting was attended by over 20 representatives from architectural studios, Agency of Territory Development (ATD), National Agency of Territory Planning (NATP), …

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New information helpdesks for taxpayers, GTD, EBRD and ADISA sign agreement

October 11th, 2017

TIRANA, October 11 – General Tax Directorate, Agency for the Delivery of Integrated Services (ADISA) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of ‘Helpdesks for taxpayers,’ under the support of EBRD.

These helpdesks will be established first in Fier, south-west Albania and in Kruja, north Albania, to provide clear and updated information to taxpayers, especially …

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The Secretariat discusses Survey’s preliminary findings on Tax Administration and Informality with business representatives

October 5th, 2017

TIRANA, October 5 – The Secretariat of Albania Investment Council held a focus group meeting with representatives of business associations and fiscal experts to discuss the preliminary findings of the Survey “On some Aspects of Investment Climate” conducted by the Secretariat during July – September 2017. The survey’s objective is to mark the progress on some main business concerns, mainly …

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