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21 Apr 14

Corruption Deters Investors in Kosovo, Report Says

As Kosovo tries to attract more foreign money, corruption and bribery remain a key factor deterring companies from investing in the country, a recent report said.

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18 Mar 14

European Bank to Support Kosovo Private Sector

The European Investment Bank, EIB, plans to held small and medium sized companies in Kosovo and part-fund key infrastructure projects, the bank's deputy head said in Pristina.

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11 Mar 14

Kosovo Economists Query Public Sector Pay Hikes

As the Kosovo government announces major rises in public-sector wages, some economists say the focus should be on creating jobs, not raising the pay of those in employment.

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27 Feb 14

Kosovo May Lose EU Green Energy Grant

EU official says Kosovo's failure to close high-polluting power plant puts EU funds set aside for that purpose at risk.

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23 Jan 14

Macedonia, Kosovo Forge Ahead With Motorway

After Kosovo issued a tender for a consortium to build a highway to the Macedonian border, Macedonia has signaled it will soon do likewise.

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15 Jan 14

Macedonia Tops Balkan Economic Freedom List

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has put Macedonia at the top of the Balkan region in terms of economic freedom.

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10 Dec 13

Balkan Economies Recovering, World Bank

The South East Europe region exited recession in the first half of 2013, led by strong growth in exports, a report by the World Bank presented on Monday in Tirana says.

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09 Dec 13

Kosovo Urged to Fight Harder Against Corruption

Rights activists accused the Kosovo authorities of a lack of political will to tackle graft during a conference held to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

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28 Nov 13

Britain Urged to Block Kosovo Power Project

A Kosovo NGO has urged the UK not to aid World Bank plans to fund a new coal power plant in Kosovo.

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13 Nov 13

Kosovo Shows Interest in Adriatic Pipeline

Kosovo's deputy foreign minister said the country was interested in the planned construction of a gas pipeline across the Adriatic, linking Serbia and other Balkan states.

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11 Nov 13

Kosovo Parliament in Logjam Over PTK Sale

After repeated failures to agree on the privatization of the Post and Telecoms company, parliament is in deadlock, which could lead to early elections, experts say.

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17 Oct 13

Kosovo Opposition Continues PTK Sale Probe Quest

Kosovo opposition parties vow to press on with demands for an inquiry into the sale of the Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo despite their failure in parliament.

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02 Oct 13

Kosovo MPs Demand Probe Into Troubled PTK Sale

After another attempt to privatize the Post and Telecoms of Kosovo hit a snag, opposition parties have urged parliament to set up an inquiry.

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16 Sep 13

Kosovo and Macedonia End Trade War

The border between Kosovo and Macedonia reopened at midnight on Saturday as the  neighbours ended their week-long dispute by scrapping trade restrictions imposed on each other.

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13 Sep 13

No Deal Yet on Kosovo-Macedonia Trade War

Hopes of a rapid settlement of the trade war between Kosovo and Macedonia remain, although Thursday's planned summit on the issue in Skopje failed to take place.

Culture and Lifestyle

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25 Jun 14

Kosovars Raise a Pint to Emerging Beer Culture

Kosovo may drink a pittance by European standards, but drinkers and brewers at annual Beerfest say thirstier days are ahead. 

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06 Feb 14

Economic Renaissance Eludes Impoverished Kosovo

Six years into Thaci era, the economy is growing - but the country has yet to see an about-turn that will have a real impact on poverty.

Politics and Society

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23 Jul 14

Serbia, Kosovo Far Apart on Mitrovica Bridge Deal

EU-led talks on the controversial 'Peace Park erected in the divided northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica have ended with widely differing versions of what was agreed in Brussels.