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kosovo-economy-enjoys-unstoppable-wave-of-remittances-04-12-2016
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.

kosovo-smes-harvest-first-benefits-of-energy-efficiency-03-09-2016
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.

kosovo-exports-score-meagre-growth-for-2015-03-07-2016
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.

energy-and-transport-dominate-ebrd-s-balkan-summit-in-london-02-22-2016
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.

kosovo-mulls-new-laws-tackled-in-birn-report1-02-12-2016
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.

kosovo-fuel-prices-pushed-down-by-international-markets-01-11-2016
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.

austria-applies-for-kosovo-s-dedicated-telephone-code-01-06-2016
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.

kosovo-to-conclude-its-400-kv-transmission-with-albania-12-10-2015
10 Dec 15

Kosovo Close to Finishing Power Cable to Albania

Kosovo is close to completing its part of the German-financed 400kV electricity transmission line to Albania - which will lower import costs and create a common 'Albanian' power market.

us-company-to-construct-kosovo-new-power-plant-11-11-2015
12 Nov 15

Kosovo Says US Firm Will Build Power Plant

The Ministry of Development on Tuesday claimed it had reached an agreement with the US company Contour Global to build the new Kosovo e Re power plant.

bosnia-s-visa-row-with-kosovo-is-costing-millions-to-its-private-sector-experts-warn-10-26-2015
26 Oct 15

Bosnia’s Visa Row with Kosovo ‘Costing Millions’

Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Kosovo decreased by 20 million euros after Pristina demanded that Bosnian citizens obtain visitors’ visas.

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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.

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21 Aug 15

Kosovo Business Chief Invites Serbian Investment

After the head of Kosovo's Chamber of Commerce invited Serbian businessmen to invest in Kosovo, a Belgrade economist has greeted the idea but warned of significant obstacles.

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14 Jul 15

Kosovo to Reform Taxes To Help Businesses and Poor

Kosovo MPs will vote on significant tax reforms on Thursday, expected to lessen the burden on the poorest members of society as well as boosting businesses and investors.

Culture and Lifestyle

shok-couldn-t-get-the-oscar-but-it-made-the-history-02-29-2016
29 Feb 16

Kosovo Film Makes History Despite Oscars Disappointment

The short film ‘Shok’ (‘Friend’) failed to win an Oscar but the conflict drama made history for being the first movie shot in Kosovo ever to be nominated for a prestigious Hollywood award.

14 Jan 16

Kosovo War Movie Nominated for Oscar

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world-bank-probes-role-in-kosovo-evictions-02-25-2016
29 Feb 16

World Bank Probes Role in Kosovo Evictions

Thousands are to be evicted from Kosovo villages surrounding a new power plant as the World Bank investigates its own actions in the ‘flawed’ resettlement programme.

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

29 Aug 13

Kosovo Eyes Guest-Workers Deal With Qatar

Politics and Society

birn-s-kosovo-war-crimes-film-debuts-in-serbia-04-28-2016
05 May 16

BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Debuts in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will screen at the upcoming BELDOCS international documentary festival.

04 May 16

EU Visa Liberalisation Recommended for Kosovo

03 May 16

UEFA Votes to Admit Kosovo as Member