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The lack of manufacturing increases unemployment

By   /  06/02/2017  /  Business, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on The lack of manufacturing increases unemployment

Wholesale and retail sale companies lead the list of registered businesses for 2016 in Kosovo. According to the data from the Kosovo Agency of Statistics, 2.738 out of 10.424 businesses deal in commerce. This high percentage of commercial businesses has existed in the past five years. According to the head of the Economic Chamber of […]

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Kosovo: Businesses in Kosovo owe 600 million euros to the state

By   /  14/09/2016  /  Business, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Kosovo: Businesses in Kosovo owe 600 million euros to the state

Pristina, 14 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Not all citizens of Kosovo benefit from the law on the amnesty of public debts for legal and physical persons in Kosovo, accumulated until 31 December 2008. According to the data of the Ministry of Finance, out of 680 million euros worth of outstanding debts, […]

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Black economy, a problem for the economy of Kosovo

By   /  03/05/2016  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  Comments Off on Black economy, a problem for the economy of Kosovo

Pristina, 3 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Black or informal economy continues to remain a serious problem for the economy of Kosovo. Around 100 thousand people who work in the private sector have no work contract and they work on minimum wage. These data were made public by representatives of the Kosovo […]

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Trade barriers continue between Kosovo and Serbia

By   /  28/03/2016  /  Business, Headlines, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Trade barriers continue between Kosovo and Serbia

Pristina, 28 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Process of dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade has not brought any concrete results in lifting trade barriers between the two countries. Since 2008, Serb authorities applied fiscal and technical barriers for producers or importers from Kosovo. Meanwhile, Kosovo has never applied the same measures, besides […]

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Kosovo businesses fear European competition

By   /  29/01/2016  /  Business, Headlines, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Kosovo businesses fear European competition

Pristina, 29 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Kosovo businesses feel threatened by the liberalization of trade between the European Union and Kosovo, through the Stabilization and Association Agreement. The agreement in question will enable the free movement of goods and services and the lifting of customs fees for a large number of […]

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Youth employment programs are failing

By   /  09/10/2015  /  Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  Comments Off on Youth employment programs are failing

Pristina, 9 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Projects of economic organizations in Kosovo, supported by the institutions of Kosovo, which aim at employing young people, are facing difficulties in their implementation. The project “Employment Scholarship”, a project of the Kosovo Business Alliance, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, […]

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New tax package is not suitable for businesses in Kosovo

By   /  16/09/2015  /  Business, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on New tax package is not suitable for businesses in Kosovo

Pristina, 16 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota As a result of tax policies which have not been suitable for businesses in Kosovo, the country has constantly lost competitive power for its products and new investments. This was said by the Kosovo Business Alliance during a debate between national businesses and Minister of […]

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Remittances indicate the level of poverty existing in Kosovo

By   /  21/07/2015  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  Comments Off on Remittances indicate the level of poverty existing in Kosovo

Pristina, 21 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Remittances sent to Kosovo from migrant workers are very important for households in the country. However, they signal the poverty that exists in the country, economy experts say. The latest report of the Central Bank of Kosovo says that in the first quarter of 2015 […]

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Businesses demand economic radical reforms

By   /  07/04/2015  /  Business, Headlines, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Businesses demand economic radical reforms

IBNA Special Report Pristina, April 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Kosovo continues to face unemployment, poverty and overall lack of social wellbeing. The new government says that it has drafted a government program and that it has taken a number of measures for the economic development of the country. Minister of Commerce […]

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Businesses close, unemployment grows

By   /  20/02/2015  /  Business, Headlines, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Businesses close, unemployment grows

Pristina, February 20, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Elton Tota Kosovo Business Agency (KBA) expresses its concern about the shutting down of businesses in Kosovo as a result of inadequate tax policies and high corruption in the country. Head of KBA, Agim Shahini declared today in a news conference that last year alone, there were […]

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