A new chapter opens for investors, says Albanian PM

A new chapter opens for investors, says Albanian PM

Tirana, April 15, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama declared today that the government is committed to offer maximum support for investors.

Present in an activity for the presentation of the Investment Council, the head of the government said that there exists a very positive experience, where there’s been cooperation with the business community, financial institutions and chambers of commerce, in order to address problems that exist with the economy.

Rama said that in the past 18 months, a significant amount of efforts have been made to transform the practice of doing business, from an environment suffocated by arbitrariness into an environment of action and cooperation.

The PM declared that the Investment Council is a novelty, which aims at creating a mechanism that thanks to the support and expertise of EBRD will offer an opportunity, to address problems of enterprises and facilitate the process of investments.

Rama said that in the weeks to come, parliament will examine the bill on investments, which aims at offering more freedom of investments and goes one step further in the support that the state gives to investors. According to the head of the government, this bill will open a new chapter for investments and investors in Albania.

Rama promised a significant expansion of the range of agricultural funding, putting the government in the role of intermediary in these investments, in order to make the banking sector more accessible for the farmer. /ibna/