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Klina Municipality – Low Taxes, 6 Rivers & a Highly Diverse Population

Klina Municipality – Low Taxes, 6 Rivers & a Highly Diverse Population

    How important is Kosovo’s relationship to the US and how does that affect your work as the Mayor of Klina? The US was there during our [Kosovo] most difficult times; including pre and post war times. Even more important are current times where they are helping us build [...]

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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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Made in Moldova – Business Exhibition Invitation (Jan 28th-Feb 1st) – Chişinău

Made in Moldova Exhibition ENG (1) <Click to Download Official Invite Invitation The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova cordially greets you and has the honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the XIV edition of the national event “Made in Moldova “ , which will [...]

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US & New Bulgarian Government – Sign FATCA Agreement

Bulgarian Finance Minister and US Ambassador signing FATCA Agreement

CLICK for: Press 2014-12-05 FATCA (Original Document – Bulgaria and FATCA)   Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and US Ambassador to Bulgaria HE. Marcie Ries signed an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States to improve tax compliance internationally. Through this agreement, [...]

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Bulgarian Minister of Economy on Aerospace, Automotive and Legal Reforms

Bulgarian Minister of Economy: Mr. Bojidar Loukarsky

  What sectors do you think offer near-term opportunities to American investors? I’ll be precise; transportation, infrastructure, IT and energy. These sectors are mentioned based on several meetings we’ve held with various business, institutions and so forth, who have expressed interest or advice in regards to these. I’d like to [...]

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Top Hotel Representing Well Sofia’s History and Future Potential – Sofia Balkan Hotel GM, Athanasios Pantazis

Top Hotel Representing Well Sofia’s History and Future Potential – Sofia Balkan Hotel GM, Athanasios Pantazis

Mr. Pantazis, we understand in recent years you’ve moved from Starwood Sheraton brand name to Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. Can you please elaborate to our readers what this means for the future of the hotel? We operate under Starwood Hotels Group which has a total of 9 brands, including Sheraton [...]

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Simon Shiroka – Kosovar Artist

Simon Shiroka – Kosovar Artist

The American Times was on site at Opening Night for the Simon Shiroka Exhibition in Tirana. This event was perfectly positioned for representation in this particular edition; attending an art premier in Albania of a Kosovar artist. Through this kind of event one cannot help but reaffirm the synergy between [...]

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Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policies

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policies

Joining our interview with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on the 18th of November 2014 was Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policy. During our time with both leaders we learned more about what Bulgaria needs to build on domestically, namely energy and EU Funding, rather [...]

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Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova: Green City and the EU

The American Times Presents: Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova

  It’s the end of the year and budgets are being established for next year for private and public entities. What does 2015 have in store for Sofia? Right before this interview I had a budget meeting with the opposing party. They will not support the budget, this is clear, [...]

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Kosovo’s Largest Telecom Provider, PTK acting CEO Speaks about Privatization and Customer Care

PTK acting CEO, Mr. Mehdi Latifaj

Spending an enlightening hour with acting CEO of PTK, one of Kosovo’s most successfully run state-owned companies, Mr. Mehdi Latifaj, exhibited a passion for customers and employees alike whilst pragmatically offering his stance on the privatization process of the company. In the west we are not accustomed to working for [...]

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