Mr. Constantin von Alvensleben, Board Member of FIAA, Country Manager at Voltalia Albanie sh.p.k and the Chairman of FIAA’s Energy Industry Council, represented FIAA in the #Business2030 Conference organized in May 31st by the United Nations Albania and the Embassy of Sweden in Albania, which brought together international and local businesses, policy makers and experts discussing and focusing on sustainability practices and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Read More
FIAA Annual Assembly Meeting 2023
FIAA is happy to announce the election of 4 new members in the Board of Directors elected during the Annual Assembly Meeting 2023 held in May 16th.
FIAA’s Management thanks all the Members for the support and cooperation throughout 23 years existence of FIAA in Albania!
Special thanks for the continuous commitment in the FIAA BoD to the leaving members Mr. Ante Frens, Mr. Bozhidar Todorov and Mr. Gasmen Toska.
Congratulations and Welcome to the new BoD members:
Mr. Constantin von Alvensleben, Country Manager at Voltalia Albanie
Mr. Emil Georgakiev, CEO and Member of Board of Directors Chief Executive at ONE Albania
Mrs. Rigela Gegprifti, Country Head at Statkraft Albania/Devoll HPP
Mrs. Stela Dhami, MBA, LEED GA, Managing Partner at Colliers Albania
Along with the existing serving President Mr. Alessandro D’Oria, Board Members Diego Pisa, Sokol Elmazaj and the Executive Director Ms. Marinela Jazoj.
We will continue to work together for a Better Investment Climate and a Stronger Foreign Business Community in Albania!
Blerina Memo, ACCA Elvis Ponari, MBA, MSc
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Roundtable Meeting of the Tax Committee of FIAA
The Tax Committee of FIAA met with the larger base of the members and made a presentation of the key Changes and main challenges encountered in the Newly approved Law on Income Tax that will be effective from January 1st 2024. In this meeting was present Mrs. Zarina Taja, Director of Fiscal Harmonization Directory in the Ministry of Finance and her Team, who have been continuously cooperating with FIAA Representatives during the Draft Law consultation phase.Read More
FIAA in the Business Climate Forum 2023
The President of Foreign Investors Association of Albania – FIAA, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria was invited by the Government of Albania to the Opening Session of the Business Climate Forum 2023, “Business climate, productivity and human capital”, as the main representative of the Foreign Investors Community in Albania.
During his word, Mr. D’Oria delivered a clear message to the Government of Albania, highlighting that while recognizing the big potential for investments the country has, there are still many challenges that the Government has to continue working on. There is need to further improve the business climate and only a synergic work between the institutions and the business can improve the conditions on which we are all committed.
Referring to the title of the Forum, Mr. D’Oria added that “We all agree that Productivity growth is the fuel that powers a thriving economy and leads to more jobs and a better quality of life which leads to a sustainable economic growth. Business is the backbone of the economy and the Government needs to proceed in this direction, taking actions by understanding the factors that drive productivity growth and designing policies that support businesses to become more efficient and competitive.
As FIAA, we want to avail our support and together work to tackle these challenges and ensure that everyone benefits from a productive and thriving economy.
FIAA thanks the Government of Albania for the efforts taken to improve the business climate of the Country and will the continue the cooperation and dialogue with the Foreign Investors Community in Albania.
FIAA revitalizes the Energy Industry Council and elects the New Chairman
The members of the FIAA’s Energy Committee gathered in March 31st to discuss on the common concerns and challenges of the Energy Industry in Albania.
During this meeting, it was agreed that the role of the Energy Committee to go to another level, by formally establishing the Energy Industry Council, which will serve as a platform for dialogue and consultation with the Albanian institutional bodies and beyond.Read More
Joint press statement following the 12th meeting of the EU-Albania Stabilization and Association Council
The EU-Albania Stabilization and Association Council (SA Council) held its twelfth meeting on 16 March in Tirana. The meeting was chaired by Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.Read More
FIAA organizes the Conference “Energy Challenges towards Transition and Sustainability”
In March 10th, FIAA together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania and the State Agency for Strategic Programming and Aid Coordination (SASPAC) organized the Conference “Energy Challenges towards Transition and Sustainability”.Read More
FIAA’s Executive Director met with Ambassador of France and Rector of the Polytechnic University
At the initiative of H.E Elisabeth Barsacq, Ambassador of France in Albania and Professor Andrea Maliqari, Rector of the Polytechnic University, Ms. Marinela Jazoj represented FIAA in a discussion together with the French Chamber of Commerce in Albania on the collaboration opportunities, which would help to connect Business with Academia. The main focus of discussion was the potential of business to support and develop the Newly graduated Students from Polytechnic University of Tirana by offering them internship opportunities.Read More
FIAA’s Human Capital Committee organizes a Breakfast Meeting with Government’s representatives
The newly established Human Capital Committee under FIAA, chaired by Mrs. Odeta Melo and the FIAA Executive Director Mrs. Marinela Jazoj organized a discussion meeting with the Minister of State for Children and Youth Ms. Bora Muzhaqi, Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Albana Tole and Director for Higher Education Policies and Scientific Research Mrs. Ermelinda Durmishi. This meeting was a follow up of the Human Capital Committee’s Agenda having as key focus the establishment of a joint Working Group with the Government Representatives and altogether identify gaps and set priorities, which would support the Human Capital Development and Retention in Albania.Read More
Investment Council puts forward Recommendations for Facilitating the SMEs’ Transitioning to Alternative Energy Sources
The Investment Council (IC) hold a plenary meeting to discuss the SMEs’ challenges to transition to alternative energy sources chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mrs. Delina Ibrahimaj, with the special participation of the EBRD’s Managing Director for Policy Strategy and Delivery, Mr Christoph Denk. In this Meeting, FIAA was represented by Dr Constantin von Alvensleben, FIAA/Voltalia, which currently is the biggest Solar project with construction of the Karavasta solar plant with 140 MW.Read More