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E-Newsletter 2020



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FIAA partners with Tirana Economic Forum in its II edition  

The second edition of Tirana Economic Forum, entitled “PATHS TO PRAGMATIC REFORM”, was held on January 30th, 2020, in Tirana. Tirana Economic Forum is a high-level meeting of the most influential Albanian and international political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing Albania and the world. ....Read more

FIAA’s Get Together Event

FIAA hold its end of year Get Together in late November 2019, bringing together in a very warm atmosphere a large part of the Foreign Business Community, representatives of the diplomatic bodies along with several representatives of the Authorities and state institutions in the country. ... Read more

FIAA Board meets with RCC Experts for the implementation of IRAP 

Being the only foreign business representing organization in Albania, FIAA met with the RCC Representatives (Regional Cooperation Council), and the Ministry of Finance and Economy, to give its views and perspectives on the implementation of Individual Reform Action Plan (IRAP) within the MAP REA Regional Investment Reform Agenda...Read more

FIAA receives Canadian Mission in Tirana  

Minister/Counselor Mrs. Edith St-Hilaire, in charge for Commercial Sector at the Canadian Embassy in Rome and Mr. Matthew Kalisz, First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, paid an official visit during October in Tirana. During the visit, they met FIAA Representatives Mr. Perparim Kalo, Board Director and Mr. Perparim Alikaj, Chairman of FIAA Committee of Mining...Read more

Investment Council discusses on Investment Potentials and Priority Sectors

Chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Ms Anila Denaj, Albania Investment Council discussed “On Investment Potentials and Priority Sectors” during its scheduled meeting in October 2019. In her opening speech, Minister Denaj said that the meeting is a good opportunity for all the parties to dialogue the promotion of vital sectors of the economy...Read more

Vodafone Launches 5G

Vodafone Albania brings the first 5G experience in Albania. Vodafone has reached another milestone for Albanian electronic communications market by being the first operator to bring 5G experience to Albania.

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Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania Awarded for 2019 Results and Achievements

Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania has received the following awards from the prestigious international magazines and independent branding arbiter:

  • Global Banking Finance – Best Digital Bank Albania 2019
  • – Best Bank Governance Albania 2019
  • Superbrands - Albanian Superbrand for 2019.

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NOA is certified by the European Code for Microfinance 

October 17 was a special day for European microfinance. Organized jointly by the Microfinance Center and the European Microfinance Network in Brussels, brought together representatives of microfinance institutions and associations, who seek to continually improve their services. The General Executive Director of NOA, Mrs. Herjola Spahiu participated in this event. During the event, the European Commission certificated NOA as a testament for the European standards that NOA has developed in the Albanian microfinance sector. 

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"Expectations for 2020"

Learn more how the FIAA Board Members perceive the year ahead! 

IMF Mission - FIAA Meeting

IMF Tax Administration Mission on Medium Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) visited Tirana during November and meet with FIAA Representatives. During the consultations with the FIAA, were discussed the main concerns and challenges Business is facing while operating in Albania. The main focus the business was giving in the .... Read more

FIAA participates the World Bank Consultative Meeting with Private Sector

The World Bank Group (WBG) has been preparing the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) update for Albania. The first SCD for Albania was submitted to the WBG Board and published in 2015. The updated SCD is required as the evidence base to prepare the next Country Partnership Framework (CPF) that would define the engagement between the WBG and Albania in the next 5 years..Read more

FIAA Tax and Financial Committee

After the Ministry of Finance and Economy  released the Draft Law “On invoices and the system for monitoring the transactions" and the meeting of the Fiscal Council, the FIAA Tax and Financial Committee met at the beginning of November to comment and discuss on these drafts along with other changes and draft amendments part of the Fiscal Package 2020...Read more

FIAA organizes Roundtable on the Draft Law on Invoices and the System for Monitoring the Transactions

Over the last months, FIAA has circulated for consultation among its members the Draft Law on "Invoices and the System for Monitoring the Transactions". The changes proposed in this draft law are expected to have a broader impact for business in Albania in the next year....Read more

Bulgarian Minister of Transportation, Information Technology and Communication visits Telekom Albania

Bulgarian Minister of Transportation, Information Technology and Communication, Mr. Rossen Jeliazkov, visited Telekom Albania during his official visit in Tirana, which was focused on the future of economic and strategic cooperation between Albania and Bulgaria. Telekom Albania is currently the biggest Bulgarian investment in Albania.

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Philip Morris Introduces Unsmoke Campaign in Albania

With the message: “If you don’t smoke, don’t start; if you smoke, quit; if you do not quit, change”, Philip Morris Albania has introduced UNSMOKE campaign through a dedicated event in October.

This campaign was introduced for the first time in Albania at an event in which awareness to success stories, detailed information on the concept and opportunities for adaptation in daily life were very well combined.

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