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Press Conferences

 

Starting from 2009, the Bank of Albania organises regularly press conferences on the Bank of Albania Supervisory Council's monetary policy decision-making, during which the Governor explains the decision to the public and the analysis that led to that decision-making.

You will find below Governor's speeches at the regular press conferences, with questions and answers, by year.

 

2017


In today’s meeting, the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania reviewed the Quarterly Monetary Policy Report....
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 01.11.2017
The analysis of available data indicates that the economic activity in Albania continued to improve, while inflation declined in July and August. The divergence between the performance of economic activity and the performance of inflation appears to reflect the effect from supply...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 03.10.2017
Question: About yesterday’s statement by the IMF mission, what is your opinion about what the IMF pointed out that public investment through PPPs pose substantial fiscal risks, in the framework of the Government’s EUR 1 billion programme, and the recommendation for th...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 03.10.2017
The new economic and financial information, analysed in the Interim Monetary Policy Report, suggests that the Albanian economy continued on the positive development track. Economic activity continued upward, medium-term inflationary pressures are in line with the target, financia...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 05.07.2017
Question: In a press release, the Konfindustria held the Bank of Albania responsible for not intervening in the money market. According to them, the high depreciation of the euro and an artificial appreciation of the Albanian lek was a result of the informality in the spending of...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 05.07.2017
The new information analysed in this quarterly monetary policy report has resulted overall in line with our expectations. New economic and financial data show economic growth accelerated and main macroeconomic balances improved during the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. In...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 03.05.2017
Question: Some surveys conducted by the Bank of Albania last year showed an increased presence of the euro in the market, while at the beginning of this year, you announced some de-euroisation policies to encourage the use of the national currency. More specifically, what do thes...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 29.03.2017
Welcome to our press conference, which will introduce the main findings of the Quarterly Report and the Supervisory Council decision on the monetary policy stance. As this is our first meeting for 2017, first of all let me wish you a successful and prosperous year to you and to t...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 01.02.2017
Question: Yesterday the government launched the “1 billion project” inviting firms and banks in a public private partnership for the realisation of a series of projects. Do you think the government will use the citizens’ savings in banks for this project? Also,...
Published by GOVERNOR'S OFFICE on 01.02.2017
The new information analysed in this monetary policy report has been – overall – in line with our projections. Data from the real and financial sectors show an improving economic activity, inflation rising gradually towards the target, and a favourable financial envi...
Published by GOVERNOR’ S OFFICE on 21.12.2016
Question - Governor, the arrangement between Albania and the International Monetary Fund ends, in a few months. At least, according to the public statements of the government, the arrangement will not be in the current format any more, but it will be a more relaxed arrangement. D...
Published by GOVERNOR’ S OFFICE on 21.12.2016

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