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05 Sep 16

'Shadow' Economy Thriving in Balkans, Study Shows

New survey blames high rate of people working in hidden economy in Balkan region on mistrust in state institutions - and unfair tax systems that penalise those on low incomes.

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22 Aug 16

Bad Roads Blamed for Macedonia-Kosovo Trade Decrease

The promised but as yet unbuilt highway stretch that would link Macedonia and Kosovo is taking a costly toll on Macedonian companies as trade between the two countries plummets.

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21 Jul 16

Kosovo Eyes 3.7 Per Cent Growth in 2016

The Central Bank of Kosovo expects significant growth in the economy in 2016, although the widening trade deficit remains a cause for concern.

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28 Jun 16

Kosovo Customs Earnings Rise Despite SAA

Despite the abolition of tariffs on a range of goods as a result of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU, Kosovo customs declared an 18-per-cent rise in revenues.

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01 Jun 16

Kosovo Claims Brezovica Project Can go Ahead

Kosovo officials claim French investors in the Brezovica ski resort have met a deadline to submit bank guarantees for the project - however, the future of the 410-million-euro scheme still looks unclear.

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24 May 16

Foreign Investors Content in Kosovo, Survey Says

A survey of 250 foreign entrepreneurs in Kosovo suggests that while most of their businesses are doing well, they want reforms to strengthen the rule of law as well as political stability.

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14 Apr 16

Surge in Remittances Powers Kosovo's Recovery

An increased flow of remittances to Kosovo in the last two years is among the key factors powering the country’s economic development.

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10 Mar 16

Kosovo SMEs Harvest Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Several Kosovo SMEs who used small EU grants to improve their energy efficiency have seen a major drop in electricity consumption and costs.

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08 Mar 16

Kosovo Exports Register Meagre Growth in 2015

Despite optimistic statements from the government and the International Monetary Fund, official statistics showed that Kosovo's exports grew by less than one per cent last year.

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23 Feb 16

Balkan Leaders Discuss Energy, Transport at Summit

Transport links and energy projects were high on the agenda as Balkan premiers met at an investment summit in London organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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12 Feb 16

Kosovo Mulls New Laws Tackled in BIRN Report

Kosovo’s parliamentary commission for budget and finances discussed the need for new laws on NGO microfinance institutions - as BIRN published an investigation on the Kosovo Enterprise Program.

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29 Jan 16

Kosovo's Image Scares Investors, Meeting Hears

At a meeting on a new law on strategic investment in Kosovo, participants blamed corruption, weak rule of law and the ongoing political crisis for the poor rate of foreign investment.

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26 Jan 16

IMF Welcomes Kosovo’s Economic Upturn

In its first review of the agreement, the IMF said Kosovo’s economy is recovering as reforms pay off - but warned that political stalemate may have a negative impact.

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11 Jan 16

Global Market Trends Lower Kosovo Fuel Prices

Fuel companies in the country said that further price drops are to be expected during 2016 due to the situation on the international markets.

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06 Jan 16

Kosovo Expects Own Telephone Code in March

Minister says Kosovo should finally get its own telephone code in March - although Serbia has indicated that it will continue to oppose this development.

Culture and Lifestyle

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15 Sep 16

Rapper Wounded in Albania-Kosovo Hip Hop Feud

Rappers on both sides of the Kosovo-Albania border are involved in increasingly bitter feuds that some in the media are likening to the 'wars' between hip-hop fans in the US in the 1990s.

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

10 Aug 16

Kosovo’s Dua Lipa Set to Sing in Albania

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30 May 16

Kosovo Businesses Query Benefits of EU Trade Deal

While Kosovo and EU officials have hailed the stability pact as a milestone, local producers fear a flood of cheap imports - and opposition MPs remain worried about the political implications.

29 Feb 16

World Bank Probes Role in Kosovo Evictions

14 Dec 15

Kosovo Cows Give Birth to American Calves

25 Jun 15

Balkan Economies Brace for Impact of Grexit

05 Mar 15

Kosovo Case Mounts up Against Bank Sackings

17 Oct 14

Channelling Kosovo Remittances into Investment

Politics and Society

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22 Sep 16

Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.