News & Events

  • 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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  • 11 December 2012

    EBRD interested in infrastructure projects

    A delegation from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development led by Manish Vasistha and Alexandry Chirmiciu has visited Kosovo. This was the first visit of a delegation from the EBRD after Kosovos acceptance into this international financial institution.

    During a meeting with the Minister of Infrastructure,...

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  • 06 December 2012

    EBRD may finance new power plant "Kosova e Re"

    Even before Kosovo’s formal membership in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development taking place on December 17, the bank has already made plans for projects they might be interested to finance. In a radio interview, EBRD officials stated that they are looking at options to finance the new power plant "Kosova e...

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  • 06 December 2012

    Kosovo Tax Administration and Customs collect more than 1 billion Euros

    According to government forecasts, two of the most important institutions for the collection of budget revenues, Customs and Tax Administration, will collect more than 1.1 billion Euros by the end of this year. So far, these two institutions have managed to collect over 1 billion...

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  • 26 November 2012

    Second stretch of Kosovo Highway completed

    The second stretch of the national highway "Ibrahim Rugova" has been completed. This section will be inaugurated on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Albania's independence.

    The Government has promised that this section of the highway will be completed and released for traffic before November 28th: "The goal of...

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  • 16 November 2012

    Kosovo full member of EBRD

    Kosovo became a full member of another international institution, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), bringing the number of its member countries to 66.

    In a press release, Kosovos Prime Minister Hashim Thaci stated that the EBRD membership news has been confirmed over the telephone by the president of the bank, Suma...

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  • 16 November 2012

    German companies have invested 540 million Euros in Kosovo

    Germany leads the list of foreign direct investments in Kosovo. From 2007 to 2012 investors from this country have invested 540 million Euros. This was announced by Kosovos Minister of Trade and Industry, Mimoza Kusari-Lila, at a meeting of the Kosovo-German Chamber of Commerce.

    The Minister of Trade...

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  • 31 October 2012

    Promoting investments in Lausanne, Switzerland

    During the event “Investment and Trade Opportunities in Kosovo”, held in Lausanne on 26 October 2012 and organized by ECIKS / IPAK-Vienna in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Central Europe SEC, the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Switzerland and, Swiss companies were invited by high government...

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  • 30 October 2012

    Kosovo Budget 2013: 1,586 Billion EUR

    In a press conference, the Finance Minister Bedri Hamza stated that Kosovos consolidated Budget for the year 2013 will be 1,586 billion Euros. The Minister said that from this budget, 30 million Euros have been allocated to the start of the highway Prishtina-Skopje.

    Hamza said that they have discussed the second revision of the...

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