Partnership between state and private sector vital for Sustainable Development Goals

October 27th, 2015

Combination of effective state and private sector key, says EBRD President

A new partnership between the state and private sector will be crucial if countries are to achieve the recently approved Sustainable Development Goals, EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said this evening.

And an institution such as the EBRD, one with a public policy mandate but focussed on the private sector, is …


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For better tax inspection and insolvency procedures

October 5th, 2015

Tirana, October 5th, 2015

Two important issues were discussed in the Investment Council Meeting organized in the premises of the Albanian Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism Trade and Entrepreneurship, on October 5th 2015: recommendations related to improvements of tax inspections as well as the new draft Law on Bankruptcy. Both issues have been considered by the business associations as critical …


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Why Albania must foster private sector development and boost competitiveness

July 24th, 2015

Holger Muent, EBRD’s Director for the Western Balkans, says in an interview that if Albania is to increase its GDP and be prepared to enter the European Union, it must strengthen its private sector and boost its competitiveness at the regional level and beyond. He also says the EBRD is ready to offer support to the proposed Adriatic-Ionian …


Foto: Agjencia Telegrafike Shqiptare (ATSH)

One step further to increasing investments

April 15th, 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the ceremony for the launch of the Investment Council:

Hello everyone,

The launch of this Investment Council is another important moment. An effort started 18 months ago to address as well as possible, as fast as possible and as deep as possible the complex problems of doing business in …


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Launching of the Investment Council in Albania

April 15th, 2015

On April 15th 2015, the Investment Council of Albania was launched at a high-profile event in Tirana, which gathered key decision-makers from the business community, as well as government officials and representatives of international financial institutions. The main objective of the Investment Council will be to tackle impediments to investment and to foster both domestic and foreign investment …


Memorandum of Understanding

February 24th, 2014

Albania and the EBRD signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at re-energising the country’s economic reform process in February 2014.

The Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for cooperation between the EBRD and the government of Albania in support of the country’s new National Economic Council, which aims to improve the development of the private sector, strengthen …


Investment Climate and Governance Initiative (ICGI)

January 10th, 2014

As a major investor in its countries of operation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been active for many years in promoting a better investment climate. To better concentrate these efforts, EBRD launched the Investment Climate and Good Governance Initiative (ICGGI) in 2014, piloting the approach in Albania.

The ICGI is designed to increase the …


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