News & Events

  • 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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  • 12 June 2013

    10th Anniversary of ECIKS: A New Deal for the Economy of Kosovo


    Vienna, 12.06.2013- On it’s 10th Anniversary, the “Economic Initiative for Kosovo – ECIKS” has presented today in Vienna its Position Paper: A New Deal for Kosovo – Creating Sustainable Economic Growth. The paper includes detailed recommendations for the country’s economy in 10 different...

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  • 05 March 2013

    ECIKS successfully ends the IPAK Vienna Project


    From November 2006, ECIKS has been officially representing the Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo (IPAK) in the German-speaking countries with the close support of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). This has also been the first official economic representation of Kosovo abroad. After 6 years of a successful...

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  • 01 March 2013

    Llamkos to build new plant worth 40 million Euros


    The management of the steel galvanizing and production plant "Llamkos", which was acquired by Core Group in 2011, has promised 350 new jobs.

    "Core Group" has decided to build a “Nano-Steel” plant in the company‘s space in Vushtrri. This plant will transform old solid steel into reinforcement steel (Rebar)...

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  • 24 February 2013

    Tender for new power plant to be announced in March


    The construction of new power capacities continues to be a priority for the government of the Republic of Kosovo. The Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, says that in early February, the Project Steering Committee has approved the projects draft documents and has taken the decision to open the four-week period...

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