Albanian Parliament approves the ‘Law on Regional Development and Cohesion’

Albanian Parliament approves the ‘Law on Regional Development and Cohesion’

The Assembly of Albania, in the plenary session of July 29, 2020, under the chairmanship of Mr.Gramoz Ruçi, among others, reviewed and approved the draft law ‘On Regional Development and Cohesion’.

This Law drafted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Albanian Development Fund (ADF), with the support of the Program of the Swiss and Austrian Governments for Regional Development in Albania (RDPA), through the regional development policy aims towards:

a. A sustainable development, balanced social and economic, as well as territorial cohesion, in the territory of the Republic of Albania; Reducing inequalities, between and within development regions, and improving the quality of life for all citizens;

b. Increasing the competitiveness of development regions, through strengthening their innovative capacities, maximum use and evaluation of natural resources, human resources and economic characteristics;

c. Preserving and strengthening the specific identity of the development region;

d. Supporting inter-regional, inter-regional and cross-border cooperation of local self-government units, for the social and economic development of development regions.

At the end of the discussions, the plenary session approved the draft law with 81 votes in favour, 9 against and 3 abstentions.

To learn more about the plenary session follow:,%20dt.%2029.7.2020.pdf