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Power supply increases, businesses warn protests

By   /   01/09/2014  /   Comments Off on Power supply increases, businesses warn protests

Pristina, September 1, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo Chamber of Commerce along with representatives of domestic businesses, have reacted against the decision of the Energy Regulatory Authority for the increase of the price of power supply.

Business representatives have said that if their demands are not taken under consideration, then they will start massive protests and they will be forced to reduce the number of their employees.

The head of Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Safet Gerxhaliu said that this price increase will have a direct impact in the production sector.

Gerxhaliu added that this price increase, which comes two days after the Berlin Summit, is also sending negative signals there, as economic development is accelerated with the integration in the European family. According to him, this shows that Kosovo will not be able to meet the declaration that it signed.

Brahim Selimaj, head of the Association of Construction, has blamed businesses which do not react against what is happening to production of the country. He added that his business, specialized in production of marble, shut down two years ago as a result of the increase in the price of power supply.

Skender Bajrami, from the Industry of Construction Materials in Djakovica, said that their concerns have never been taken into consideration.

Meanwhile, the recommendations of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce along with business representatives encourage the government to take positive steps and not increase the price of power supply. /ibna/

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