“As far as the future situation in the country is concerned, 43% of respondents believe that the trend will be a negative one”, the survey states.
On the other hand, German businesses make a negative assessment about things which up until yesterday, were seen in a more positive way. Meanwhile, the things that they were asked about in this survey include labour cost, productivity and motivation of labour force, their skills, education and access to qualified labour force. “It looks like access to qualified labour force at a competitive cost, continues to attract and keep foreign investors in Albania”, German experts say, adding that a negative trend was seen in factors which have a direct impact on doing business including legislation, public administration, economic policies, transparency in public tenders and fight against crime and corruption. “For years, these have been the main factors that German businesses have considered to be problematic in the way business is done in Albania”, the survey also states.
Qualified labour force is leaving the country
German businesses have also complained about the current situation of emigration in Albania, which, according to them is causing losses in labour force. “43% of German businesses believe that the situation concerning labour force is critical/alarming”, the survey adds. Meanwhile, as far as the reasons that lead to this departure of labour force are concerned, around 70% of respondents believe that these reasons relate to the bad economic situation in the country and other problems such as healthcare or education system.