Publications Archives

Challenges of the Economy

December 25, 2020

Interview of Head of Secretariat of Albania Investment Council, Diana Leka (Angoni)

Of paramount importance remain the justice reform and the consolidation of institutions, fair elections, and the exit from the pandemic still conditioned by the unexpected and the economic recovery in 2021. Priority sectors…


2020 has been a difficult year for the country, after the earthquake and unprecedented consequences following the …


Vision on how to overcome the current crisis

September 24, 2020

 Vision on how to overcome the current crisis


Expert Opinion

By Dr. Diana Leka (Angoni)

Head of Secretariat, Albania Investment Council*


The current status of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, the Triple Helix model of cooperation – and the global health crisis affected by COVID-19, entails a moment of reflection and calls for an exigency on the need for integrated and systematic cooperation between government-universities-business. A …


Albania Investment Council – an effective public-private dialogue platform

April 30, 2020

Interview of Head of Secretariat, Ms Diana Leka to Bankieri Magazine.

Since its inception, AIC has addressed issues that have a direct impact on the investment climate, namely: informality, tax control, administrative disputes, investment incentives, inspections, property security, etc.


What is Albania Investment Council (AIC)?

Albania Investment Council is a public-private dialogue platform (established on a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Albanian Government …


A sizeable informal economy and the low usage of bank cards and POS terminals

January 31, 2020

     Interview of Head of Secretariat, Ms Diana Leka to Bankieri Magazine.
The informality level, especially in coastal cities, remains particularly problematic, so businesses operate in informality, which is why they may prefer not to install POS terminal to hide their turnover, but also as part of unfair competition.

Informality has been one of the main pillars of our work, from …


All IC Efforts on Improving Policy Dialogue on Country’s Investment Climate-Main Challenges and Key Priorities

September 16, 2019

Albania’s Challenges on Investments

June 27, 2017

Speaks Ms Diana Leka, Head of Secretariat of Investment Council in Albania 

In the second half of the year, it is expected a revitalisation of private investments, influenced also by the expected political stability following the parliamentary elections.

But, important challenges lay ahead. In a interview for FIAA’s June Newsletter, Ms Diana Leka, Head of Secretariat of Investment Council in Albania, stated …


Interview of Ms. Diana Leka, Head of Secretariat of Investment Council by FIAA

June 16, 2017

 “As a small economy, although quite strategically located, stability remains crucial in all aspects, but more specifically as relates to laws and institutions”


FIAA: What is your impression of the current business investment climate in Albania? 

While, at the macro policy level – initiated structural reforms on energy, pension, NPLs, land property, fiscal rule and transparency of public management money, territorial reform …


How to Promote the Sector to Reach 50 thousand jobs

April 3, 2017

Speaks in an interview for Monitor Magazine, Ms Diana Leka, Head of Investment Council Secretariat.

Diana Leka, Head of Investment Council Secretariat says that we are in economy oriented toward services and we should focus our attention in this direction. However, she adds that to be competitive, there should be quality in the provision of services. In the analyses of Investment …


Albania, a small market, but with remarkable opportunities for investors

April 18, 2016

The stability of fiscal policies and legislation, increased trust in the services offered by the administration to the business and the reinstatement of trust in the courts are some of the main elements to work with in order to boost investments, both foreign and domestic. Diana Leka, Head of the Secretariat of the Investment Council, thinks that efforts …


The business is confused, simplify laws

October 23, 2015

The business is confused, simplify laws

The heavy burden caused by tax audits, unclear and ever-changing legislation, ineffective appealing system, low capacities of the administration, are some of the main complains from the business. Proposed recommendations…

An interview with Ms. Diana Leka, Head of Investment Council Secretariat

Simplify the laws, train the inspectors, fight informality and unregistered …


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