News & Events

  • 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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  • 22 January 2013

    80 million Euros from Government Bonds in 2013

    For the second consecutive year, the Government of Kosovo plans to collect funds for the state budget through the issuance of government bonds. This year, the government plans to collect 80 million Euros from the issuance of these bonds.

    Funds received from the issuance of bonds are not intended for any particular...

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  • 15 January 2013

    EBRD interested in the energy, infrastructure and private sector

    Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci met with senior representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). At this meeting, Prime Minister Thaci praised the decision of the Board of Governors for the membership of the Republic of Kosovo in the institution and thanked the EBRD...

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  • 12 January 2013

    Kosovar banks with over 250 million Euro profit

    For the last 12 years, commercial banks in Kosovo, recorded a profit of over 250 million Euros. This profit was mostly achieved due to the high interest rates on loans, which on average are about 15%.

    The Bank's net profit has tripled in recent years, despite an interest rates reduction on loans and increased...

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  • 11 January 2013

    EC allocates 65 million Euros for Kosovo

    The European Commission (EC) has allocated 65 million Euros to support Kosovo's efforts to implement the EU's agenda for reforms. Funds will be used to reform the judicial system and public administration, investments in education and regional development and to provide housing and jobs for the families of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian...

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