How the private sector can accelerate the digitalization of the economy?

May 26th, 2021

Acceleration of digital agenda and business innovation for Albania – time to fully engage in and maximize current country’s intervention and support

Tirana, 26 May 2021/ RisiAlbania in collaboration with the Secretariat of Albania Investment Council hosted a virtual roundtable to explore and discuss with the private sector, the arising challenges and opportunities of doing business in a new digital era …


Investment Council discusses about the speed of the reforms in innovation in entrepreneurship

March 23rd, 2021

Time to quickly react since not everyone can go “fast digital”?

Tirana, 23 March 2021 / The Investment Council (IC) held a virtual plenary meeting to discuss main challenges and recommendations for fostering innovation in entrepreneurship, with a focus on the governance of the ecosystem, cooperation in the context of the “quadruple helix”, access to finance, and digital economy. The meeting …


Technical Discussion: Time to quickly react and accelerate business innovation process

March 12th, 2021

Albanian companies – not only consumers but can also producers of innovation?!

Tirana, 12 March 2021 / The Secretariat of Albania Investment Council, in collaboration with INNVEST, organized a focus group meeting to discuss at the technical level main business challenges to access innovation. The event attracted the attention of various stakeholders from the public and private sector, as well as …


Advantages and Challenges of the New Fiscalization Process — Discussion with the Business

January 22nd, 2021

Tirana, 22 January 2021/ The new fiscalization process started implementation on 1 January 2021, and besides the numerous advantages it brings, businesses are expected to face some challenges during the first phase of implementation. In view of this, the Secretariat of the Investment Council, in cooperation with the General Tax Directorate organized a technical discussion with the private sector (around …


Consultation of the Draft Law “For the Support and Development of Innovative Start-ups”

November 25th, 2020

Tirana, November 25, 2020 / The Secretariat of the Investment Council consulted with interested stakeholders the draft law “For the Support and Development of Innovative Start-ups”. Organised in collaboration with the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the meeting drew the attention of 50 participants, mainly representatives of chambers of commerce and business associations, …


Investment Council discusses challenges and recommendations to capitalize on the investment potentials in the agro-processing sector

November 10th, 2020

What interventions (government-business-donor) are necessary at the sectorial level to speed up agro-processing SMEs to expand current and/or new investments?


Tirana, 10 November 2020 / On Tuesday, the Investment Council (IC) held a virtual plenary meeting to discuss main challenges and recommendations for the promotion of the agro-processing investments, with a focus on vegetables, fruits, nuts and medicinal and aromatic …


EBRD launches assessment tool to help mitigate coronavirus impact

September 1st, 2020

Online Insolvency Assessment on Business Restructuring

Many businesses in EBRD regions affected by the pandemic will need restructuring support

National legislation assessment will assist in addressing gaps in insolvency frameworks

Online questionnaire will be available for public consultation until 31 October 2020 at


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is conducting an assessment on business restructuring tools in …


Efficient Use of Public Credit Guarantee Schemes Can Increase Small and Medium Enterprises’ Access to Finance in Albania

July 27th, 2020

Tirana, 27 July 2020 – Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Albania are significant contributors to the Albanian economy, accounting for 99.8 percent of active enterprises. They employ 79.8 percent of the workforce and realize around 69 percent of value added. This sector is generally characterized by high informality (especially in agriculture), limited availability of collateral, and low levels of …


Investment Council holds Plenary Meeting to Discuss Business Suggestions on the Country’s Economic Recovery post-Covid-19

June 5th, 2020

What could be in the focus of the future policy reforms to address recently emerged business concerns – liquidity, employment, fiscal burden, digitalization, attracting FDIs, etc.


Tirana, 5 June 2020 – On Friday, the Investment Council (IC) held a plenary meeting via Zoom teleconferencing to discuss key business suggestions for the economic recovery of the country post-COVID-19. The meeting was attended …


International Conference of Investment Councils: Understanding challenges and opportunities to quickly support businesses and governments

June 3rd, 2020

2-3 June 2020

Virtual Conference of the Investment Councils supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2020
“Supporting EBRD’s Countries of Operations in economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic: putting Investment Councils at the centre of the response”

The annual event brought together 12 EBRD-supported Investment Councils from Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, …


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