Women in Albania Run 33% of SMEs
Albanian Daily News
Published November 17, 2016

Women in Albania own 33% of
small and medium sized businesses. This is said in a study carried out by the
ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Commerce and Enterprise.



In Albania, most businesses are part of
small and medium sized businesses which are the biggest contributors of the
GDP.



Currently, small and medium sized
businesses occupy 98-99% of the total number of businesses and 33% or one third
of these businesses are led by women.



Minister Milva Ekonomi says that the
government is determined to support business women. “Part of the government’s
program is support for enterprise and this also includes support for women who
own a small or medium sized business. We’re supporting these businesses through
several funds, such as the fund for competition, fund for creativity,
craftsmanship, but also other programs that support women in business, such as
loans for business women and donors’ programs,” said Ekonomi.



Ekonomi said that in 2017, the legislation will
be examined to see current gaps and to carry out the necessary changes in the
legislation, with the scope of creating a friendly and stimulating environment 





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