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E-Newsletter 2023, Issue III

July 2023


Dear Reader!

With the trust that you are all doing well, we are glad to share with you our Electronic Newsletter, reflecting different actions taken by FIAA Members, as well as views, insights and approaches towards the business climate during April - June! 

Wishing you all a very nice summer!

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FIAA's Annual Assembly Meeting 2023

In May 16th, 2023, FIAA hold its Annual Assembly Meeting to elect 4 new members in the Board of Directors. FIAA’s Management thanks all the Members for the support and cooperation throughout 23 years existence of FIAA in Albania!..Read more

FIAA’s Chairman participated in the Reception with the Board of Directors of EBRD in Tirana

In June 22nd the Chairman of FIAA, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria participated to a official Reception with the Representatives of the EBRD Board of Directors who visited Albania from 21 to 23 June 2023. The purpose of these visits, which take place every three or four years, is to bring the Directors up to date with the progress of transition, as well as to allow them to witness the impact of the Bank's activities..Read more

FIAA in the “Business 2030” Conference

Mr. Constantin von Alvensleben, Deputy President of FIAA, the Country Manager at Voltalia Albanie and Chairman of FIAA’s Energy Industry Council, represented FIAA in the Business 2030 Conference organized in May 31st and June 1st by the United Nations Albania and the Embassy of Sweden in Albania. The Conference brought together international and local businesses, policy makers and experts who altogether discussed on sustainability practices and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..Read more

FIAA’s Energy Industry Council Manifest on Current Matters of the Energy Industry

FIAA’s Energy Industry Council’s members have held regular consultation and meetings and have finalized the Manifest on Current Matters of the Energy Industry. This manifest has introduced the most current issues of the industry and the Council is looking forward to further discuss and tackle them in a Roundtable meeting with the representatives of the Ministry..Read more

FIAA’s Human Capital Committee contributes in the Working Group with Ministry of Education and Science

Following the meeting of the FIAA’s Human Capital Committee with the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Minister of State for Youth and Children, FIAA was officially informed by the Ministry of Education and Sports on the establishment of a common Working Group in support of the labor force in Albania..Read more

FIAA’s Tax Committee ongoing actions

Following the call of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the FIAA’s Tax Committee have continued the series of meetings for and discussions on the draft instructions issued for the new law on Income Tax and other relevant documents, to become effective from January 1st, 2024..Read more  

             Business Environment Insights

IMF Staff Completes a Staff Visit to Albania

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Anke Weber conducted a staff visit to Albania during June 13-19, 2023, to discuss recent macroeconomic developments, the economic outlook, and policy priorities. At the end of the visit, Ms. Weber issued the following statement: “The Albanian economy has outperformed expectations in 2022, growing by 4.8 percent, on the back of strong consumer demand, tourism inflows and construction activity..Read more

Albania’s Market Research Overview 2022, by Colliers Albania

Colliers Albania recently has published the Market Research Report covering the recent activity in the Albanian Real Estate Market.  Albania`s real estate market is steadily increasing its share in country`s GDP. Every submarket is registering high growth levels with hospitality, office and residential leading the way. At a slower pace, retail and industrial submarkets are increasing throughout the country`s geography.            

For more information please read here

ANTEA’s Open Day 2023   

On June 10th, 2023, Antea Cement, a leading name in the cement manufacturing industry, hosted an extraordinary Open Day event at their Cement Plant premises in Boka e Kuqe, Kruje. Bringing together representatives of civil society organizations, the stakeholder’s community, and international organizations, as well as government representatives from the region and the local community. Under the slogan “Enter and discover the story behind Antea Cement and have fun!” participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in an informative and entertaining day of exploration. 

For more information please read here

Vodafone celebrated 21 Years in Albania

Vodafone Albania celebrated 21 years in Albania, as one of the most sustainable brands in telecommunication industry. During a celebratory event in may they introduced a broadcast with their clients and key achievements through the years.  

For more information click here

Coca-Cola Bottling Shqipëria

Coca-Cola celebrated its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, which took place from June 17-25, 2023. As a global partner and founding sponsor of the Special Olympics since 1968, Coca-Cola aims to create a better and shared future by helping promote an inclusive society where everyone can thrive. The Special Olympics World Games are a unique event that creates an unparalleled social and emotional impact by empowering over 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 190 countries and territories to showcase their abilities, build connections, and feel included in society.

For more information please read here


Abkons is thrilled to be part of the transformative Kosovo Compact program as the Environmental and Social Consultant (ESoC), funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and implemented by the Millennium Challenge Account Kosovo (MCA Kosovo). Our partnership with Royal HaskoningDHV has already kicked off with enthusiasm, as we embark on three remarkable projects: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Just and Equitable Transition Acceleration (JETA), and American Catalyst Facility for Development (ACFD).

For more information please read here








Interview with Mrs. Stela Dhami, Managing Partner, Colliers Albania   


Discussion table on "Increasing cooperation with the private sector and expectations for the future in the fight against corruption"  

The Minister of Justice of Albania at the same time National Coordinator against Corruption, Mr. Ulsi Manja invited key business organizations and chambers of commerce to a roundtable meeting to discuss on the reconstruction of a new trust relationship with the Directorate of Anticorruption at the Ministry of Justice..Read more

FIAA in the Business Climate Forum 2023

The President of Foreign Investors Association of Albania–FIAA, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria was invited by the Government of Albania to the Opening Session of the Business Climate Forum 2023, “Business climate, productivity and human capital”, as the main representative of the Foreign Investors Community in Albania..Read more

FIAA’s Executive Director meets with representatives of the Trade Promotion Agency of the Principality of Asturias, ASTUREX

Executive Director Ms. Marinela Jazoj welcomed in the FIAA’s premises the representatives of the Trade Promotion Agency of the Principality of AsturiasSpain, ASTUREX, Mr. Bruno Lopez, Director of Asturex and Ms. Belinda Ordiz, Responsible for Promotions and New Markets..Read more 

EBRD have published Results Snapshot for Albania!

Snapshots provide a credible narrative supported by data and evidence about #EBRDimpact

Read more  

Deloitte Albania Tax News on the New Law on Income Tax

Deloitte Albania has recently published the tax news on the New Law on Income Tax. 

For more information please read here

MELIA Durres Albania opened doors for a new destiny

#MeliaDurresAlbania, in May 2023, has written a new chapter in the history of Albania. Meliá Hotels International has officially opened the doors of a new destiny, #Albania.

For more information please read here



Membership to FIAA is open to all Foreign Investors, Representative companies and International Organizations working in Albania.


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Recommendations for improvement of the Business Environment in Albania  

Manifest on Current Matters of the Energy Industry 





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