Fiscal Package and 2017 Budget, Negotiations with IMF Start
Albanian Daily News
Published October 22, 2016

The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has arrived in Albania
to complete negotiations with the Albanian government over the fiscal package
and the 2017 budget and the partial deletion of obligations for businesses.



Reports
say that a part of discussions will be focused on the new relation that Albania
will create with the IMF, because in February, the current agreement will come
to an end. The government has already officialized the pay increase for this
administration for two categories, by 17 percent for police and 10 percent for
teachers, and there are rumors that there will also be a 3 percent increase for
pensioners. The mission held its first meeting with the governor of the Bank of
Albania, Gent Sejko, and it will hold another meeting with the Minister of
Finance, Arben Ahmetaj and experts of the line Ministries.



The
IMF mission is being led by Anita Tuladhar and will be in Albania for two
weeks.





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