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FIAA’s business lunch with EU Delegation to Albania and Ambassadors

May 15, 2024
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FIAA’s Board conducted yesterday a very fruitful business lunch with the Head of the EU Delegation to Albania, Mr. Silvio Gonzato, the Ambassador of Austria, Mr. Christian Steiner, the Ambassador of Greece, Mrs. Konstantina Kamitsi, and Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Albania, Mr. Hubert Perr. The meeting aimed to follow up on the good cooperation that FIAA has established with the EU delegation in Albania since its very start based on the fact that most of FIAA’s businesses are coming from EU countries.

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Colliers certifies the first BREEAM Excellent Building in Albania

April 2, 2024
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FIAA’s member, Colliers has announced the prestigious achievement of Park Avenue Tower being awarded the first BREEAM green certification in Albania, achieving an Excellent rating by BRE, the British Institute renowned for its stringent standards in commercial building sustainability (link: https://bregroup.com/products/breeam/).  Throughout the entire certification process Park Avenue Tower was advised by Colliers, licensed sustainability advisers by BRE.

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Meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador of Norway to Albania

March 18, 2024
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FIAA’s Executive Director, Ms. Marinela Jazoj held a business dinner with H.E Mr. Andreas Gaarder, the newly appointed non-resident Ambassador in Albania. During the meeting they discussed on the current business environment in the country and the role of FIAA Business Network on the improvement of the doing business climate towards a European entrepreneurship culture.

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Albania’s rising importance in the renewable energy field highlighted in FIAA’s energy conference

March 18, 2024
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FIAA is proud to have completed a very successful second edition of its flagship energy conference, which this year was again organized in collaboration with the Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure and focused on the topic Energy Transition Toward the Green Agenda.

Two hundred participants attended the event which gathered experts from many European countries to discuss on relevant energy issues related to Albania and the Western Balkans in general.

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FIAA starts the Spring season with a new President and a highly motivated Board

March 4, 2024
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The new President and four Board Members were elected in February 29th in the Annual Assembly of the association. On this occasion, FIAA congratulates and welcomes Mr. Balazs Revesz, CEO of Vodafone Albania, as a new Board Member and its new President, Mr. Mirsad Haliti, Member of the Management Board of Procredit Bank Albania as a new Board Member and is glad to have reconfirmed for a further mandate as Board Members Mr. Diego Pisa, CEO of Teleperformance Albania and Mr. Sokol Elmazaj, Partner at Boga & Associates.

 

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Meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Albania

February 16, 2024
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FIAA’s Deputy President Dr. Constantin von Alvensleben and Executive Director Ms. Marinela Jazoj met with the new Japanese Ambassador in Tirana, Her Excellency Ambassador Kato. At the focus of the discussion was an exchange of views on the current Albanian business climate and challenges ahead.

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Meeting of FIAA’s Tax Committee and Double Taxation Draft Law

February 9, 2024
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FIAA Tax Committee members, under the leadership of Mrs. Alba Paparisto, during the monthly meeting of February had in its focus some of the main issues which are hampering the business operations. The committee agreed on collecting a list of top ten issues that need to be addressed at the government to ensure that Albania’s business climate remains attractive for foreign investors. This list will be the basis of FIAA’s negotiations with the government in the tax areas for the upcoming months.

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