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What Factors Hinder FDI Inflows to Albania?
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What Factors Hinder FDI Inflows to Albania?

TIRANA, May 3 The legal system and property issues continue to affect the stock of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Albania. This was confirmed by the recent index on Competitiveness in South Eastern Europe (SEE) by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to the index, the level of Foreign Direct Investment inflow...

Balkan Barometer 2017, Albania Neither Good Nor Bad
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Balkan Barometer 2017, Albania Neither Good Nor Bad

TIRANA, October 10 Albania has neither the best nor the worst performance among the Balkan countries regarding the Public Sentiment Index (BPSI). Yet it is the only country that made no improvement. This was stated in the Balkan Barometer 2017 by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). The Balkan Barometer is an annual public opinion survey...

Albania Improves on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Rankings
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Albania Improves on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Rankings

TIRANA, September Albania is the most competitive country in the region based on the fact that it ranks at number 75 in the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 of 137 countries issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This year, Albania improved by five places and according to WEF, it has the highest score compared to...

Albanian Agriculture Has the Lowest Budgetary Expenditures in the Region
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Albanian Agriculture Has the Lowest Budgetary Expenditures in the Region

TIRANA, September 21 Albania’s agriculture sector is currently contributing 20percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and about 44percent of the labor force in Albania works in this sector. Despite the above-mentioned, the country receives the lowest support from the state budget compared to the other countries of the region, Monitor magazine says. This...

Western Balkans Draft Joint Plan on Foreign Investments
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Western Balkans Draft Joint Plan on Foreign Investments

TIRANA, September 7 Albania and the five other countries of the Western Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia have completed the draft on investment cooperation. This is an initiative launched in the frame of the joint plan on regional integration. According to the Regional Cooperation Council, the investment draft includes: A specified...

Skills and Innovation Gap Affect Labour Productivity
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Skills and Innovation Gap Affect Labour Productivity

TIRANA, February 3 Labour productivity in Albania accounts for one-third of the regional average and one-fifth of the most developed EU member countries. This was recently confirmed by a report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). According to the report, the weak growth of labour productivity in Albania is related to...

Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017
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Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017

TIRANA, January 9 European authorities say that Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are the only countries in the region still in early stages regarding scientific and research developments. Meanwhile, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro made significant progress. The European Commission drafted several clear requests that should be taken into consideration during 2017. More concretely. Albania...

Albanians Say Corruption Has Increased
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Albanians Say Corruption Has Increased

TIRANA, December 20 Albanians are the most pessimistic in the region when asked if they expect a reduction in corruption. Corruption has increased during the last two years. Following the report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), another survey says that Albania is one of the most corrupt countries in the...