On January 31, 2022, AULEDA, the local economic development agency, participates as an organization that provides services for SMEs in the next meeting of the national investment council chaired by the Ministry of Finance and Economy Ms. Delina Ibrahimaj. In this meeting, the pillars of the government’s intervention to improve the business climate in the country and to approve the agenda of the investment council for 2022 were discussed. The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of all members and partners of KI including other representatives from the public and private sectors and development and development agencies.
By – laws and laws related to fiscalization, income tax, banking system, employment, electronic commerce and other regulatory areas for improvement as previously identified by KI and business associations and chambers of commerce, were presented at the meeting
During the open discussion session, business representatives such as the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Diaspora Chamber of Commerce, Producer’s Associations, the Albanian Council of Agriculture, etc., described this initiative as highly anticipated while expressing their support to help in proactively with their expertise according to the relevant fields of intervention.
The director of the Local Economic Development Agency AULEDA in her intervention places emphasis on two main pillars for sustainable business development, the support of SMEs with specific financially supported programs for the digitization of services and products based on innovation, scientific research and technology digital production according to the Industry 4.0 concept
After this session, The Secretariat presented the voting results for the KI Agenda 2022 which included the opinions of all members of the KI (2015 – 2016). The voting results showed that the members of the KI consider as priorities for discussion in the KI Agenda 2022 the topics that have to do with improving the quality and availability of skills for the labor market, how can Albania become a more competitive destination in the Western Balkans, public consultation and transparency of government acts and initiatives with the business community, the current challenges faced by the private sector in terms of receiving energy.