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Albania as a market

The Trade Council in Zagreb can assist you with commercial cases in Albania.

Since 1991, Albania has been an independent democratic state. The country joined the WTO in 2000, NATO in 2009 and in 2014 it became an official candidate for accession to the European Union. 

Albania, with a population of 2.8 million, grew from the poorest nation in Europe in the early 1990s to middle-income status in 2008, with poverty declining by half during that period. The transition from a centrally planned to a market-oriented economy, together with international aid and other strategic assistance over the last decades, helped Albania to make progress.

The country’s economic transformation continues to build on its huge potential and opportunities. During the last few years, Albania has embarked on a broad-based reform program focused on macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability, financial sector stabilization, energy concerns, pensions and territorial administration. 

Significant progress propelled by the ongoing reforms has created the conditions for rebounding business confidence and domestic demand, including early signs of increased investment and an export-led recovery. Maintaining the reform momentum and implementation is critical for Albania’s continued economic growth and its aspirations for European Union (EU) integration.

 Source: World Bank, WTO & European Commission


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