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Capital City Atmosphere with an Aim of Sustainable Development

Capital City Atmosphere with an Aim of Sustainable Development

Mr. Burim Berisha, Fush-Kosove’s thoughtful mayor represents his people and the municipality’s natural assets first and foremost. The American Times sits with the mayor to discover how you maintain a strong business environment while simultaneously focusing on the natural environment as a prerequisite to doing business here.     What [...]

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American Company License Deal with Kosovar Firm Fluidi

American Company License Deal with Kosovar Firm Fluidi

‘ Starting in the early nineties with only three flavors of soda and an equal amount of employees, FLUIDI and its owner, Mr. Fejzulla Mustafa, have big plans for future. Although successful in their own right as a juice producer, the company truly came of age in 2003 when they [...]

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Prime Minister of Bulgaria – Boyko Borisov: Opportunities & EU Funding

The American Times Presents: Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov

***Interview took place: November 18th, 2014 Mr. Borisov, you were Prime Minister in 2012 as well. What are some things you are looking to accomplish this time around or what would you do differently?   Unfortunately, we have to handle our national finances, something we were unable to do back in [...]

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Insights into Kosovo’s Difficult Energy Sector and Privatization of Distrbution

Insights into Kosovo’s Difficult Energy Sector and Privatization of Distrbution

Mr. Gjukaj, very briefly, please offer a snapshot of KEK’s operation. Up until May 2013, when the distribution network and supply businesses were privatized, we had four divisions within KEK: mines, generation, distribution and supply. Prior to that from 2008 until 2013 I was CEO in charge of all those [...]

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Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa: Economic Development & International Support

The American Times Presents: Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Isa Mustafa

  Good Afternoon Prime Minister. We are happy to have had the opportunity to meet with you at such a busy time during the first 100 days of your mandate. You’ve recently been meeting a large amount of international delegations; from the World Bank to US VP Biden this past [...]

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Lydian International Looking for Investors in Amulsar Gold Mine – Armenia

Lydian International Looking for Investors in Amulsar Gold Mine – Armenia

Scotia Capital Inc. is a renowned Canadian-based financial institution that recently lead a syndicate of banks to successful raise C$16.5 million for Lydian International. Other participating Canadian banks included GMP Securities L.P., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. These banks are among the global leaders in providing [...]

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An Absolute Center Location in Kosovo

An Absolute Center Location in Kosovo

We develop a brief understanding of what Drenas can offer the foreign investor. With already over 30 domestic and foreign businesses operating in their newly developed business park; it makes one wonder why. Let’s take a look: Please offer our readers a snapshot of your time as mayor and some [...]

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First Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo: Mr. Hashim Thaci (Former Premier)

First Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo: Mr. Hashim Thaci (Former Premier)

Kosovo’s history is short and challenges lay ahead; however, the country has established itself considerably regardless of these factors. Where does Kosovo stand in today’s international framework? Recently we’ve celebrated 15 years of liberation and six and a half years as an independent nation. In that short period of time [...]

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Abedin Hasani and Besa Security – A Kosovo Success Story

Abedin Hasani and Besa Security – A Kosovo Success Story

Abedin Hasani’s story reaches well beyond the confines of this single page. An embodiment of Kosovo’s entrepreneurial potential, he has taken a path to prosperity that reaches well into the realm of diversity; starting as an accountant and school treasurer, then as trader in the early 80’s to eventually founding [...]

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KEDS CEO on Kosovo Privatization and Energy Opportunities for Foreign Investors

KEDS CEO: Mr. George Karagutoff

George Karagutoff enlightens our readers on the business of KEDS’ privatization, the energy distribution company for which he heads, but importantly too, on what Kosovo needs from the foreign investor in this potentially lucrative sector. Hailing from Bulgaria Mr. Karatugoff represents the Turkish investment in Kosovo since 2013 when private [...]

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