ALBANIA COUNTRY STRATEGY PAPER 2017-20
ALBANIA COUNTRY CONTEXT
Political and economic situation The Albanian government, which took office in September 2013 and was re-elected in 2017, has put the country on a firm path of comprehensive reforms and towards preparing for EU accession. Albania was granted EU candidate country status in June 2014. Justice reform, public administration reform, investments in the infrastructure and education, and generally improving the climate for local businesses and foreign investors are high on the government agenda. These reforms are necessary to improve Albania's competitiveness and create more jobs.