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Who we are

invest-in-albania.org is an independent, non-governmental news publication established voluntarily in June 2014 by Christian Fenner (German) and Jetlir Izairi (ethnic Albanian from Macedonia, born in Germany), founders of Manoolia.com, with the aim to help Albania in attracting foreign investors and tourists by offering Albanian News with a focus on Business and Tourism in English.

The daily-updated website will provide you with the latest news on the Albanian economy, foreign investments, tourism, lifestyle, and opinions of our readers.

Being a non-governmental website, invest-in-albania.org is a reliable and transparent source of information regarding Albania. Our staff thinks reliability and transparency are key factors, as we adhere to journalistic ethics and standards for factual reporting.

Our mission

We started IIA because of three reasons:

1st – We couldn´t find any relevant English news source on Albanian businesses & investments. So we thought, not only do we not know, what´s going on, but there are others who would like to know as well.

2nd – Also we wanted to enable Albanian startups and growing companies to show their successes to an international audience and offer information to investors.

3rd – Last but not least, we are lucky to be able to build our company Manoolia for Web Development and Online Marketing outsourcing in Tirana and we wanted to give something back to help Albania and the Albanian diaspora.

If you need further assistance, you can contact us below for general advice and short consultation.

If more is needed we will charge a fee of 50 EUR per hour.

Christian Fenner, Co-Founder of Invest-in-Albania.org
Jetlir Izairi,
Co-Founder of Invest-in-Albania.org

IIA Staff

Picture of Christian FennerChristian Fenner


Christian is a German entrepreneur who currently lives in Berlin and works as an Online Marketing Consultant. He has studied at the University of New York in New York, USA, and is the co-founder of the Tirana-based digital company Manoolia Sh.p.K.  and the founder and CEO of the Berlin-based digital consulting company digitaleheimat GmbH. As the initiator of Invest in Albania (invest-in-albania.org) initiative, Christian is responsible for holding meetings with potential investors.


jetlir-izairi-300x210Jetlir Izairi

Co-Founder & Editor

Jetlir is an Albanian Entrepreneur born in Germany. At Invest-in-Albania he’s responsible for content research, initiatives, and marketing. He has worked on various online projects as an online marketer and SEO with over 8 years of experience. His main interests include entrepreneurial activities, literature, and growing online projects. He can write/speak fluently Albanian, German, and English.



vjollca iiaVjollca Shehu

Editor in Chief

Vjollca holds the position of Editor-in-Chief at Invest in Albania. Graduated in Journalism and Communication at the  University of Tirana she started her career in journalism in 2011 by working first as a broadcaster at Radio Tirana 2 and then at Albanian Daily News as a social and culture journalist. At invest-in-albania.org, Vjollca is responsible for the latest news on several aspects as economy, sustainable development, tourism, lifestyle, foreign investments, etc. As an Editor in Chief, one of her primary roles is to hold meetings with potential investors who express interest to invest in Albania. She has a special focus on matters of green economy and other approaches to sustainable development and is part of a UNESCO global network of young enables of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and #ESDfor2030.

Ludjana Vero

Economy & Business

Valbona Beqiri

Tourism & Travel


Columnist editors are named under specific articles.


Being a non-governmental newspaper, invest-in-albania.org is a reliable and transparent source of information regarding Albania. Our staff thinks reliability and transparency are key factors to start collaborating with interested investors. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We adhere to journalistic ethics and standards for factual reporting.

Contact us

+355 69 70 78 981

Office in Albania

Albania, Tirana
Rr. Fadil Rada, Kati 9
Pallati 11, Apartmenti 40
Kati 10

Email: contact (at) invest-in-albania.org


Please read carefully the below-listed frequently asked questions (FAQ) and contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for after reading this section.

Who launched invest-in-albania.org?
Please read the “About us” category if you need more information about the invest-in-albania.org team.

If I want to invest in Albania, will your page provide the specific information I may need?
Yes. If you show interest in coming to Albania for tourism or investment purposes, we will provide the needed information for you.

Can I contact you if I am currently in Albania and I am facing problems (business registration, finding employees, finding a suitable office, etc.)?
Absolutely. We have a wide network of collaborators that may help you in finding an office/employee or additional help.

If I plan to come soon to Albania but I don’t know how to find employees there, will you help me?

Yes, we can help by publishing the job vacancies you provide on all Albanian employment websites and at the National Employment Service.

When it’s the best time to make an investment in Albania?
In every season of the year, Albania provides various opportunities for any kind of investment. During summer or winter, you may invest in entertainment services/activities or in seasonal products that people may be interested in since in Albania the number of tourists is increasing considerably every season. Only in the last year, it is estimated that Albania welcomed more than 4 million visitors (only in the summer season).

Which are the best Albanian cities/places for a profitable investment?
In Albania, the demographic shifts in the last years have increased the number of citizens in big cities such as Tirana (the capital of Albania), Durres (the biggest and the most important coastal city), Vlora (a very important coastal city with a stunning coastline), Shkoder (one of the biggest and most developed cities in northern Albania), Elbasan (a very important city in the middle of Albania). The high number of people living in these cities means that the size of the workforce is large and gives to an investor the possibility to hire the most qualified employees. On the other hand, if you decide to invest in a small city,  the workforce will be at a lower cost. Another reason to invest in small cities in the low costs of transport and taxes.

Which kind of investment is successful in Albania?

We have listed some of the key sectors where it is possible to invest and profit, considering that those sectors need further investments because of high consumers demand. Also, you may read some valid investment tips.

Here you can connect with Expats who currently live in Albania.