Albania Raises Monthly Bottom Wage by 5% to 21,000 Leks (152 Euro)

TIRANA (Albania), May 26 (SeeNews) – Albania has decided to increase the monthly bottom wage in the country by 5% to 21,000 leks ($190/152 euro), the labour ministry said.

The decision will enter into force on July 1 for the public sector and on January 1 for the private sector.

The move aims to align Albania’s minimum wage with that in the rest of Southeastern Europe (SEE), the ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Monday, quoting labour minister Spiro Ksera.

Ksera quoted a study according to which last year Albania had the lowest bottom wage in SEE - 142 euro, followed by Bulgaria with 148 euro and Romania with 161 euro.

(1 euro=138.0 Albanian leks)

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