An EU-funded programme to boost SME competitiveness in Albania
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Union and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism and Entrepreneurship in Albania launched a new EU-funded support programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
”The enlargement process requires Albania to be a well-prepared country, with a strong economy and business able to compete with those of EU member states. The strengthening of SMEs through support in innovation and entrepreneurship is an investment in Albania as a future competitive EU member able to benefit from the enlarged internal market,” the head of the European Union delegation to Albanian Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, stated.
”We welcome this on-going commitment from the EU and the EBRD to supporting SME development in Albania. SMEs form the majority of businesses in Albania and programmes like this which focus on knowledge-transfer and competitiveness, are very relevant”, Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism and Entrepreneurship in Albania, added.
The EBRD is currently offering unique support to small and medium-sized enterprises, by helping them access a combined range of advisory services and finance. This programme is part of an on-going commitment from the EBRD and the EU to supporting SME development in Albania.
The new SME advisory programme follows on the previous 1 million euro EU-funded EBRD advisory programme in 2008 and will aid small and medium-sized enterprises in Albania to tackle the internal challenges impeding their growth. Since the start of its operations in Albania, the EBRD has invested almost 1 billion euro in some 70 projects in various sectors of the country’s economy, the Bank reported.
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