The Global Entrepreneurship Week provided an engaging platform for discussion during the Working Breakfast at the American Chamber of Commerce, featuring Minister of Entrepreneurship Delina Ibrahimaj. The central themes of the business environment, collectively addressed in the session, became the focal point of dialogue between AmCham committee leaders and Minister Ibrahimaj.
Minister Ibrahimaj underscored the collaborative efforts of institutions in the deregulation process, aiming to streamline procedures and laws to enhance functionality and establish a more efficient and equitable inspection process. Alketa Uruci, Chair of the Tax Committee, acknowledged the positive experiences with online applications but highlighted the need for improvement in several other procedures.
Neritan Mullaj, Executive Director of AmCham Albania, stressed the significance of the deregulation process and expressed ongoing AmCham concerns regarding public consultation on draft laws. These laws often receive final approval in parliament without undergoing business judgment. The Chair of the Legal Committee, Albana Karapanco, expressed the opinion that activation of the Economic Consultative Council (KEK) as a decision-making structure involving business organizations is a critical juncture that should reflect business opinions and demands for transparent operation.
Foreign investments are also influenced by the sustainability of laws. Adrian Shehu, Chair of the Investment Committee, emphasized the importance of establishing effective mechanisms in law implementation. Regarding this fact, the Secretary of the AmCham Board, Dritan Nako, emphasized that there are several laws regulating foreign investments that almost have the same foundation and continue to be the subject of modification. For this reason, better institutional coordination is needed.