News & Events

  • 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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  • 15 February 2013

    Kosovo and Turkey continue negotiations on Free Trade Agreement

    The Free Trade Agreement Negotiating Group led by the Ministry of Trade and Industry has continued negotiations with their Turkish counterparts about the free trade agreements, in particular the initial positions on industrial products.

    Until the next round of negotiations, the parties agreed...

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  • 12 February 2013

    Metals dominate Kosovos exports

    The Statistical Agency of Kosovo (ASK) has published the "Foreign Trade Statistics December 2012".

    According to the Statistics Agency of Kosovo (ASK), exports in December 2012 were worth 20.5 million Euros, while imports were 211.8 million euro.

    According to the data, the largest group of exports is made up by metals: 43% of...

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  • 08 February 2013

    New ECIKS Project: Kosovo SME Promotion Program

    The Economic Initiative for Kosovo (ECIKS) as a consortium leader, in partnership with the KMU Forschung Austria, has been awarded with the implementation of the project Kosovo SME Promotion Program (KOSME). The project started on October 16, 2012 and will last 36 months. KOSME is financed by the Austrian Development...

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  • 05 February 2013

    Diaspora, third most important factor in Kosovo’s economic development

    Despite the fact that the global crisis has gripped a large number of EU states, where a significant number of Kosovar immigrants live, the Diaspora continues to be one of the biggest contributors not only in households but in the budget of the Republic of Kosovo. However, the majority of...

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  • 01 February 2013

    Committee approves draft documents for the project "Kosova e Re"

    The Steering Committee for the power plant project “Kosova e Re” has examined the new developments in connection with the preparation of the Call for Proposals and the transaction structure for the new power plant "Kosova e Re", after the removal of the existing power plant “Kosova B” from this...

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  • 01 February 2013

    Nearly half a million Euros for the transaction adviser for Prishtina-Shkup highway

    The Prishtina-Shkup Highway transaction advisor will cost the Ministry of Infrastructure about half a million Euros . This tender of the Ministry of Infrastructure was won by the Albanian consortium "Cavasola Scamoni LLC and CSM Adonino Askolli".

    Of the three...

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  • 29 January 2013

    GAP: Investment in energy, transport and agriculture

    The Institute for Advanced Studies (GAP) has published an analysis on the possibilities of financing specific projects in Kosovo by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), after Kosovo's membership in this institution. The analysis is mainly focused on current investments by the EBRD in the...

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  • 25 January 2013

    International tender for Brezovica

    The Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee for the privatization of the skiing resort Brezovica has approved the call of the expression of interest to identify investors for the Brezovica Development Project.

    The Minister of Trade and Industry and head of the committee, Mimoza Kusari-Lila has promised dynamism in the key processes...

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