News & Events

  • 27 November 2013

    Kosovo's economy to grow by 4 per cent in 2014


    Prishtinë, 27 November 2013 – As part of the fifth and final review of the Kosovo’s economic performance under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, held discussions with the Kosovar authorities during November 6-18, 2013.

    Kosovo’s economy has continued a pattern of...

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  • 27 November 2013

    Kosovo lawmakers pass 2014 budget

    Prishtinë, November 2013 (Reuters) – Lawmakers in Kosovo approved on Thursday, Nov 21, the proposed budget for next year.

    The 1.6 billion-euro draft budget – that targets a deficit of 2 percent of national output, which the government plans to fund mainly through treasury bills – was approved by 59 votes to 31 in the 120-seat...

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  • 26 November 2013

    Kosovo motorway opens ahead of schedule

    Prishtinë, 26 November 2013 - Contractor Bechtel and its joint-venture partner Enka have finished constructing a 77.4km motorway in Kosovo a year ahead of schedule.

    The €800 million contract for the four-lane Route 7 motorway included 15 bridges and runs from Morina at the southwest border with Albania to Trudë, north of the...

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  • 25 October 2013

    The Austrian company ATI GmbH invests in the agriculture sector


    ECIKS PRESS RELEASE, 25 october 2013

    Vienna, October 25, 2013 - ATI GmbH — an Austrian company producing agricultural equipment and operating fruit farms — has started its investment in the agriculture sector in Kosovo. The project receives financial support from the Austrian...

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  • 09 October 2013

    Kosovo: €700,000 for advertising in CNN and BBC


    Prishtina, 1 October 2013 - Koha Ditore reports that two 30-seconds advertisements, which promote Kosovo as an attractive place to invest, will be broadcasted in two biggest television networks, CNN and BBC.

    The contract with CNN will have a value of 400,000 euros while with BBC it will be 300,000. One...

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  • 27 September 2013

    Increase in the production and consumption of electric power in Kosovo


    24 September 2013 - Kosovo has produced 1.97 million ton of coal and 1,718.4 GW/h electric power from its plants. This is a 26% increase from the output of the same period last year.

    The latest data published by “Power Balance” for April, May and June, indicate that Kosovo has also...

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  • 27 September 2013

    Kosovo and Albania to sign a contract for the 400KW line next month


    23 September 2013 - Kosovo and Albania are expected to sign a contract for the construction of a 400KW electric power transmission line.

    Head of Kosovo Transmission, System and Market Operator (KOSTT), Naim Bejtullahu, announced “that the project had been stalling due to Albania’s...

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  • 27 September 2013

    Kosovo: VAT removed for primary products

    10 September 2013 - Kosovo government has decided to remove the VAT for primary products produced by domestic businesses. Thanks to this tax relief, 20 thousand farmers from all over Kosovo will benefit.

    The Minister of Finance, Besim Beqaj, said this measure was taken with the intention to motivate local manufacturers and to...

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  • 21 August 2013

    Siemens turbines set for Kosovo's first wind farm

    Prishtinë, 19.08.2013 – Kosovo could become a wind energy producer in the near future as a 45MW wind project in the village of Zatric is on track to enter the construction phase with Siemens turbines next year.

    The project could use Siemens 3MW direct drive turbine
    Christoph Kapp, chief executive of NEK, the...

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  • 21 August 2013

    Invitation: Energy Market South East Europe 2013

    Prishtinë, 18.08.2013 - For South East Europe the energy sector is the key to regional economic growth, increasing prosperity as well as a potential door opener to the European Union, as the natural resources in South East Europe offer diverse investment opportunities. In addition, by establishing the European Community the South...

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  • 21 August 2013

    Balkan Venture Forum 2013

    Prishtinë, 17.08.2013 - The 4th Balkan Venture Forum 2013, will be held in Tirana, Albania on November 14-15, 2013.

    The BALKAN VENTURE FORUM (BKVF) plays an active role in the European innovation scene. It fosters start-ups and high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurship and internationalization of Balkan start-ups through contacts with blue chip...

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  • 21 August 2013

    Kosovo draws more foreign investments

    Prishtinë, 16.08.2013 (SETimes) - Foreign investment in Kosovo is on the rise, with experts citing the country's young population, growing economy and natural resources as key factors.

    Foreign direct investment in Kosovo increased by about 7 percent this year, compared to the same period last year. Most of Kosovo's foreign...

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