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Kosovo is given the green light to clear customs goods in Albania

By   /  19/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Kosovo is given the green light to clear customs goods in Albania

Kosovo businesses will be able to clear goods imported through Albania in Durres. Ministries of Finance of both countries agreed in Tirana to open a new joint customs point. “We have decided to open a new joint customs point in Durres for goods that are destined to Kosovo”, said the minister of Finance of Kosovo, […]

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Albania is aiming to achieve a 6% economic growth rate starting from 2017

By   /  27/12/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Albania is aiming to achieve a 6% economic growth rate starting from 2017

Albania is aiming to reach a 6% economic growth a year. This ambitious declaration has been made by the minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj during a meeting held today with journalists to analyze the 2016 performance. Ahmetaj said that economy has made a serious correction and that it has returned into a positive cycle of […]

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2017 budget approved in principle after a 16 hour marathon session in parliament

By   /  02/12/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on 2017 budget approved in principle after a 16 hour marathon session in parliament

Next year’s budget is voted only by the majority, opposition boycotts The parliamentary session, where the 2017 state budget was approved in principle, lasted for more than 16 hours. This session turned into a parliamentary marathon, where a part of it was accompanied by debates, while the rest was accompanied by speeches that saw a […]

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Agreement between Albania and IMF

By   /  04/11/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Agreement between Albania and IMF

The Albanian government says that it has struck a good deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the 2017 state budget. On its part, the IMF says that it conditions the agreement with the way how the Albanian government will solve the issue of state arrears. Ahmetaj: We expect many positive things in 2017 […]

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IBNA Analysis/Novelties of the 2017 budget in Albania

By   /  25/10/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on IBNA Analysis/Novelties of the 2017 budget in Albania

The Albanian government has drafted the 2017 budget, which belongs to an electoral year and as it has happened in the past, it couldn’t escape politicization. The main part of this new budget consists of the decision not to increase taxes and to increase salaries and pensions up to 17%. This is good news for […]

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IBNA Analysis/Albania’s economic performance

By   /  18/10/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on IBNA Analysis/Albania’s economic performance

Tirana, 18 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj analyzes the economic and financial performance in Albania, by offering a full picture of the 2015 developments. He says that the 2015 budget was the budget of the consolidation of the reforms undertaken by the Albanian government. “The 2015 budget reestablished macro economic […]

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IBNA Analysis/The increase of salaries and pensions and financial effects in Albania

By   /  07/10/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on IBNA Analysis/The increase of salaries and pensions and financial effects in Albania

Tirana, 7 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Edison Kurani Government in Albania will make the first increase of salaries for state administration employees next year. There will also be an increase on pensions. Thus, a few months ahead of the June 2017 parliamentary elections, the Albanian government decides to increase salaries and pensions. Prime […]

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Who will fund the Road of Arber?

By   /  16/09/2016  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Who will fund the Road of Arber?

Tirana, 16 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency For the construction of the Road of Arber, another important road segment from the east to west of Albania, the government is looking into two possibilities, that of funding it from the state budget and the possibility of a partnership between the public and private sector. Minister of […]

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Economic growth in Albania amounts to 2,96%

By   /  13/09/2016  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance  /  Comments Off on Economic growth in Albania amounts to 2,96%

Tirana, 13 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency In Albania, economic growth for the first quarter of the year was 2,96%, declared today the Minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj. Ahmetaj said that he was optimistic about the progress of the Albanian economy and said that the economic growth of the first quarter is the biggest in […]

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