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Investment Council Discusses On Investment Potentials and Priority Sectors

October 4th, 2019

Tirana, 4 October 2019 / Chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj, Albania Investment Council discussed “On Investment Potentials and Priority Sectors.” Attended the meeting the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Ms Belinda Balluku (as a special guest), as well as other public and private sector representatives—IC members.

In her opening speech, Minister Denaj said that the …

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Discussion meeting on investment promotion and sources of economic growth

September 24th, 2019

“Investment Promotion and Priority Sectors” is the next agenda item to be discussed by the Investment Council (IC) in early October. Secretariat’s analysis, being prepared for this meeting, will aim to encourage the debate on sustainable growth options for investments and potential resources. The analysis will focus on the latest dynamics of the country’s economic growth as well as real …

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Are businesses consulted on new taxes and tariffs imposed by municipalities? What is their view on the balance between local services and tariff payments?

September 13th, 2019

The private sector plays an important role in the development of a country’s economy and local governments play a crucial role in improving the business environment and providing the best services.

The Law “On Local Self-Government” (Law no. 139/2015) introduced several novelties regarding local government functions as well as new competencies aiming at increasing decentralization and empowering Local Government Units (LGUs) …

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Investment Council Meeting – Consultation of the Draft-law “On Invoices and the System for Monitoring Transactions”

August 29th, 2019

Tirana, Thursday, 29 August 2019 / Albania Investment Council (IC) held a special meeting at the request of IC Chair, Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj with the topic of discussion: Consultation of the Draft-law “On Invoices and the System for Monitoring Transactions.” Participated in this meeting the Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship, Mr Eduard …

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