The Albanian Supreme State Audit Institution (ALSAI) participates in a Workshop on “Fiscal Rules and Independent Fiscal Institutions – The Opportunities to Ensure Fiscal Sustainability”

21.03.2019

On March 6, 2019, a Workshop on “Fiscal Rules and Independent Fiscal Institutions – The Opportunities to Ensure Fiscal Sustainability”, was held in Vienna, Austria.

 

The Roundtable gathered around 55 participants including senior fiscal policy officials from Western Balkan countries as ministers, deputy ministers, general budget directors, SAI representatives and members of independent institutions (Fiscal Councils). It was also attended by representatives of the European Commission, European Fiscal Council, EBRB and EUROSTAT. This workshop, was also attended by deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Mr. Erjon Luçi and from The Albanian Supreme State Audit Institution attended Mr. Azmi Stringa, Director of the Budget Audit Department and Ms. Valbona Gaxha, Head of Department at the same department.

 

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The workshop was welcomed by Linda Van Gelder, World Bank Country Director for the Western Balkans Region. The objective of the workshop was to exchange experiences, knowledge of a practical approach in designing fiscal rules and empowering their supportive role in public financial management practices. It was also discussed on the operational challenges in the establishment of these independent structures and challenges for maintaining their independence.  

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