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E-Newsletter, Q1-2015

April 2015

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Prime Minister Edi Rama presents reforms to FIAA members 

 Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced a number of reforms when he attended FIAA’s traditional annual Wishes for a Successful Business Year ceremony on 27 January, accompanied by ministers of the Government of Albania, ambassadors and members of the business community... Read more

Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania CEO Silvio Pedrazzi elected FIAA President

FIAA held the General Assembly Elections Meeting on 18 February to elect its new President and appoint five new members to its Board of Directors.In his opening speech, outgoing FIAA President Patrick Pascal welcomed all FIAA members and expressed his gratitude ... Read more

Albania Oil, Gas & Energy 2015 Summit held in Tirana 

FIAA was among the backers of the Albania Oil, Gas & Energy 2015 Summit held on March 17-18 in Tirana. The summit was attended by senior members of the Government of Albania including Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri, and Minister of Economic Development, Tourism ... Read more

Closing conference of the Virtual Action – Real Results project

 The Virtual Action – Real Results project provided support to businesses in meeting the challenges of the current economic climate. It aimed to help improve the competitiveness of the cross-border regions, and the various businesses that operate within them, by creating and promoting new tools; by raising awareness of economic ... Read more

Çalik Holding CEO Ahmet Çalik was awarded the 2014 Social Solidarity Prize by Albania’s Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. ErionVeliaj, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, awarded the prize to Mr Çalik in a ceremony at Zyber Hallulli Orphanage in Tirana in December. Çalik Holding owns Banka Kombëtare Tregtare.

Devoll Hydropower in February marked the start of construction of the Banja-Gramsh replacement road in a ceremony in Cekin attended by Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri, Minister of Infrastructure Edmond Haxhinasto and Stakraft Albania CEO Bredo Erichsen. The total road investment is €33 million, with construction expected to be completed by early 2016.

Raiffeisen Bank Albania CEO Christian Canacaris was elected Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks with a two year mandate in an association meeting held on 11 February 2015. Mr Canacaris replaced Seyhan Pencabligil, CEO of Banka Kombëtare Tregtare.

Trans Atlantic Petroleum completed the acquisition of Stream Oil & Gas in November 2014 and announced the appointment of Douglas Nester as the firm’s Vice President of Albania.

If your firm has news of its activities in Albania, please contact us.

FIAA establishes new European Integration Committee

The Board of Directors of FIAA has just established a new European Integration Committee to focus on legal issues arising from legal compliance with the EU acquis. The purpose of FIAA’s European Integration Committee is as follows ... Read more

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn meets business community representatives in Tirana

The European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn met representatives of the business community and civil society during a visit to Tirana on 23-24 March... Read more

Launching of the Albanian Investment Council

On April 15th 2015 in Tirana it was hold the launching ceremony of the Investment Council at the presence of the Albanian senior authorities, EBRD’s officials and representatives from the business ... Read more



Arben Ahmetaj – Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship

Government reforms will ease doing business in Albania

Silvio Pedrazzi – CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania and President, FIAA 

Clarifying the legal framework can drive investment in Albania

"Improving the business environment in Albania"– a co-operation between FIAA and the Business Alliance of Slovakia


Perceptions of the Albanian business environment

New FIAA members

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