News & Events

  • 23 October 2012

    Kosovo 98th in World Bank’s “Doing Business” ranking

    For the first time since Kosovo's involvement in the World Bank report "Doing Business", in 2013 Kosovo marks the greatest progress in this ranking. Compared to last year, when the country was in position 117, this year it is listed as the 98th out of 183 countries. This means that Kosovo has improved by 19...

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  • 14 October 2012

    Privatization of power distribution network completed

    Kosovos Minister of Economic Development , Besim Beqaj and representatives oft he consortium Çalik & Limak have signed the contract for the privatization of the power distribution network KEDS.

    Minister Besim Beqaj considered the signing of the contract for the privatization of the power distribution...

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  • 08 October 2012

    Bechtel and Strabag compete for Kosovos second highway

    The U.S. Bechtel and the Austrian Strabag have entered the race to build Kosovo’s second highway between Prishtina and Han i Elezit. The Ministry of Infrastructure, confirmed that the two companies have submitted their documents in the call for expression of interest.

    Both these companies were the main...

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  • 02 October 2012

    Diaspora annual remittances about 600 million EUR

    In the panel discussion, "The Role of the Diaspora in Kosovo's Economic Development", it was announced that the Diaspora remittances of about 600 million Euros make up about 14% of Kosovo’s GDP.

    It was also said that only a very small proportion of remittances are used for investment, and that they are...

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  • 26 September 2012

    Kosovos Pension Saving Trust invests 14 million euro in government bonds

    The issuing of bonds by the Government earlier this year is proving successful. In addition to banks and other financial institutions, Kosovos‘s Trust has also invested around 14 million Euros in bonds . For this year, the government has planned to collect 74 million Euros from...

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  • 22 September 2012

    Kosovo secures EBRD membership votes

    The news portal Telegrafi, citing government sources, has learned that the Republic of Kosovo has secured enough votes to become a member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    After Kosovo's membership in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), it could soon become part of...

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  • 21 September 2012

    INVITATION: Round Table Kosovo in Lausanne, Switzerland, 26 October 2012

    The Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Central Europe (SEC), the Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo (IPAK), The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Switzerland, the Economic Initiative for Kosovo (ECIKS), and other partners are inviting to the Round Table “Investment and...

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  • 15 September 2012

    Tender for the development of Brezovica reopened

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry has reopened the tender for the partial revitalization of the winter tourism complex in Brezovica writes the daily newspaper „Koha Ditore".

    Required in this tender, opened from September 7th until October 22nd is the contraction of a private company that will provide tips and...

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  • 12 September 2012

    The tender for Kosovo Telecom authorized

    The Government Committee for the Privatization of Kosovos Post and Telecom has authorized the opening of the tender for the sale of 75% shares of this enterprise.

    The decision of the commission for the opening of the tender for the sale of PTK came 11 days later than the date specified as the final one in the planning...

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  • 10 September 2012

    Kosovo and Turkey avoid double taxation

    Kosovo and Turkey are continuing their economic cooperation. Following the agreement in the customs area, the finance ministers of the two countries have signed an agreement in the field of taxation.

    Kosovos Finance Minister, Bedri Hamza stated the importance of this agreement: "We signed another agreement that will deepen...

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  • 06 September 2012

    Prishtina-Skopje highway to be an international project

    Ministry of Infrastructure has made a step forward in the Pristina-Skopje highway project.

    On the 12th of this month, the ministry will internationally announce the competition for the construction of this highway. Officials from the ministry stated that the interest in the construction of this highway...

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  • 05 September 2012

    Kosovo Miracle on the London Stock Exchange

    For more than two weeks Kosovo has experienced an image change in the British and World Press. Kosovar company Fox Marble has been admitted to trade in the London Stock Exchange (AIM), the first company to do so in the region.

    The acceptance of "Fox Marble" in the London Stock Exchange was followed by numerous articles...

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