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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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06 Jul 15

Balkan States Weigh Impact of Greece’s ‘No’

Officials in the Balkans are weighing up the potential impact of the Greek referendum result on their countries amid warnings that a deepening of the crisis could damage economies in the region.

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10 Jun 15

Kosovo Offered IMF Deal if it Continues Reforms

The IMF has agreed a 185-million-euro aid package to Kosovo if the government there continues its work on an agreed package of reforms.

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22 Apr 15

EU Hails Balkan Transport Network Deal

Leaders of six Western Balkans countries meeting on Tuesday in Brussels agreed on plans for a regional transport network, to which the EU has pledged 130 million euros.

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14 Apr 15

Kosovo Signs French Deal for Brezovica Ski Resort

Kosovo signed a 409 million euro investment deal with a French consortium for its largest ski centre amid worries in the Serb community that local workers will be pushed out.

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13 Apr 15

Graft and Grey Economy Hindering Balkan Business, EBRD

A new survey from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, shows that corruption, competition with the informal sector, complex taxes and lack of access to bank loans are the chief complaints of business leaders in the Balkans.

Culture and Lifestyle

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27 Jan 16

Childhood Conflict Drama Takes Kosovo to Hollywood

‘Shok’ (‘Friend’), the first Kosovo-made film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, draws on some of its actors’ real-life experiences of intimidation by Serbian forces in the late 1990s.

Politics and Society

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10 Feb 16

Turkish Organ-Trafficking Suspect Gives Statement in Pristina

Kenan Demirkol, a Turkish doctor accused of organ-harvesting by the Kosovo authorities, has given a statement in Pristina in exchange of the suspension of an Interpol warrant for his arrest.