'The Albanian economy is not going through stagnation. It remains a healthy economy and its growing trends are not dropping off.' This is the response to opposition's accusations by Advisor for Economy to Albania's PM, Suzana Guxholli.
In an interview for AS, Guxholli said that such untrue accusations are SP's way of how to play its role as opposition.
'If we were to refer to the economic results of Albania, if we were to refer to estimations from international reports and institutions, it results that Albania is part of those few economies which, fortunately, were not involved in the vortex of the crisis and which maintained their economic growth.
Albania, as part of the world economic system, felt the wave of shocks of the crisis that is extending in time and that is transforming from one form to another. The effects of the current crisis in the Albanian economy consist in growth trends reduction,' Guxholli said.
Guxholli refutes also all SP's accusations for a supposed increase in public debt and for government's inability to keep it under control as a result of an increase in costs.
'The level at which the public debt will be maintained is already established. The aim of the current government has been to maintain it below 60 percent and the public debt is in fact below that level. The debt below 60 percent, which still is below European average, is a healthy debt because it has low service costs. The Albanian government has never requested any debt to finance salaries, pensions, ect?' Guxholli stated.
According to PM's advisor, the public debt has been used only for investments which serve to an increased quality of life for Albanian citizens.
The objective of the government is to keep the public debt under control, namely under the level of 60 percent, while the budget deficit is aimed to be kept at the level of 3 percent.
Published on: August 31, 2012 - 8:48 am