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ALBANIA: High expectations for the commencement of EU membership negotiations


Isilda Mara

in: Riding the Global Growth Wave
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2018, March 2018 , pp. 68-71

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The drivers of growth will continue to be consumption, big infrastructure projects and tourism. The investments in infrastructure will be channelled through public–private partnerships, which boost growth in the medium term, but pose certain risks in the longer run. There are high expectations that after five decades of self-imposed isolation and three decades of involuntary exclusion, Albania will become part of the EU by 2025.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Albania