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E-Newsletter, Q3-2015

October 2015


Dear Reader!

We are pleased to share with you the latest news through the third edition of our e-Newsletter. 

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Roundtable Discussion on issues of the FIAA Business Environment Survey 2015

 Foreign Investors, International Institutions and other Stakeholders in Albania were gathered to discuss the main findings of the FIAA Business Environment Survey. The Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Mr Arben Ahmetaj was present in this roundtable ... Read more

Meeting with the EU Delegation Ambassador in Albania

By mid September, FIAA Board of Directors met Mrs Romana Vlahutin, Ambassador of EU Delegation in Albania. The Chairman Pedrazzi, shared with the Ambassador some of the recent actions of FIAA and expressed the necesity of cooperation with the European Delegation in most of these actions.FIAA representatives presented to the Ambassador the newest initiative of FIAA ...  Read more

Cooperation with Secretariat of the Albanian Investment Council  

FIAA is having a regular communication and collaboration with the Albanian Investment Council in which adresses all the concerning business issues that foreign Investors face in Albania. FIAA Representative in this Council, Chairman Pedrazzi will present FIAA for the period ... Read more

Brainstorming Meetings on Albanian Potentials for New Investments in AgroProcessing, Tourism and BPO Sectors  

Various stakeholders in the Agropreocessing, Toursim and BPO Sectors in Albania have been called by FIAA to be part of discussions on Albanian Potentials for Investments in these sectors. These meetings are conducted on the framework of the project on Attracting Investments in Albania which aims the identification of the main potentials which are considered as attractive for new/more investments in the country... Read more

Second Roundtable on Technical and Economic Development Areas

During September 2015 the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship organized the second roundtable on Technical and Economic Development Areas (TEDA), headed by Minister Ahmetaj and with the participation of representatives from the diplomatic body in Tirana, representatives of chambers of commerce and international partners.... Read more

Status of “Strategic Investor” in Albania

The new law on strategic investments foresees that Strategic investors with a special status will be considered Businesses of foreign businessmen whose investment in Albania will be of EUR 1ml to EUR 50 ml worth. The new law provides several facilities for strategic investors related to bureaucracies and other aspects during the implementation of their investment in Albania .... Read more

The New Law onTourism in Albania- Benefits for Investors

The New Law on Tourism was discussed with the stakeholders and approved in late July 2015 by the Parliament. The new law on tourism provides a range of changes for the tourism sector, aiming to transform it into one of the most important economy sectors in the upcoming years. According to the new law, a foreign company chosen by the Ministry of Tourism will evaluate  .... Read more

Amended Law on Concessions and Public Private Partnerships in Albania

On July 27th 2015, the Albanian Parliament approved Law no. 77/2015 "On amendments and additions to Law no. 125/2013 “On Concessions and Public Private Partnerships”, changed. Under this law, public private partnership can be accomplished in one of the following forms: - As public works concession; - As public service concession; - As public works contract and ..... Read more

Telekom Albania is now the new name of Albanian Mobile Telecommuncations

From July 2015, Telekom Albania is the new name of the telecommunication company Albanian Mobile Telecommuncations! As stated by them, after 20 years of success and innovation in the market, this company who brought wireless communication in the country is now offering its services under the Telekom brand identity.

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EBRD and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania boost long-term financing in Albania

"Risk-sharing facility opens up new lending channels to growing companies"The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania are joining forces to boost medium and long term financing for fast-growing companies in Albania, by participating in a risk-sharing agreement of up to €10 million.

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ALBtelecom Business Academy and Eagle Mobile graduates the 1st Class of professionals

Support for the innovation in agribusiness, greenhouses, a great potential to be exploited!

The largest telecommunication company in Albania, ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile has also taken a significant step in the field of training and preparation of professionals.38 professional employees from various companies and public institutions are graduated from the Business Academy of ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile, which a year ago was licensed for professional education by the National Service of Employment within the policies of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth.

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TELEPERFORMANCE information on the Report for CCo Service Providers

Everest Group recently released its report titled “Contact Center Outsourcing (CCO) – Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2015”. This report analyzes the changing dynamics of the CCO landscape and assesses service providers across several key dimensions.

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Interview with Mr Erion VELIAJ, Mayor of Tirana

“Tirana Economic Council a Forum which will discuss municipal decisions will be established in October”!

Interview with Mr Dietlof MARE, Vodafone Albania Chief Executive Officer and FIAA Vice President

“We will continue investing in new technologies in Albania”

Business Environment Index, Albania 2015

 BEI is the Business Environment Index which makes quarterly monitoring of changes in business environment in Albania through regular structured surveys among entrepreneurs to identify major trends and business barriers as well as monitor their development in time to set the mirror for policymakers. BEI is an initiative financed by Slovak AID - Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic and is being implemented by Business Alliance of Slovakia in cooperation with Foreign Investors Association of Albania.If intereseted to have more information on BEI please contact us!





Statement on the Fight against Informal Economy in Albania

 September 2015

"Fighting the informality is the only way to prevent the further increase of the taxes"


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