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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EBRD – Kosovo Head: Anton Kobakov

EBRD – Kosovo Head: Anton Kobakov

    Mr. Kobakov, please provide a brief recent history profile of the EBRD in Kosovo. Prior to 2012 we provided no assistance to public entities but rather a sole focus on private sector SMEs and banks. This model works well as the private sector in Kosovo is predominately small. [...]

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Minister of MTI Kosovo: Capacity Building, Legislative Reforms and Job Creation

Minister of MTI Kosovo: Capacity Building, Legislative Reforms and Job Creation

Kosovo’s Minister of Trade & Industry, Mrs. Hykmete Bajrami, establishes the baseline of her country’s economic development plan for our US readers. It is most certainly never rational to offer positive blanket statements when it comes to government announcements for “economic development” and “job creation”. Honestly though, Mrs. Bajrami speaks [...]

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AmCham Montenegro

AmCham Montenegro

The American Time’s takes a moment with the Executive Director of AmCham in order to discover more about the perplexities of Montenegro’s business environment. What opportunities exist outside tourism? Certainly we can discuss opportunities beyond tourism; however, it is the sector that deserves the most attention. When I arrived [5 [...]

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Pestova – Kosovar Agro Production at its Best

Pestova – Kosovar Agro Production at its Best

We strive to be as original as possible when conducting our work; however, the factors that drew us to Pestova Company, located in Vushtrri, just 30 minutes outside the capital of Pristina were the same as everyone else: They produce a value-added, export oriented product in the agricultural sector in [...]

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Montenegro Bottled: Plantaze Winery

Montenegro Bottled: Plantaze Winery

    Founded in 1963 Plantaze Winery deals in the production of table grapes, wine, peaches, grape brandies, catering along with retail outlets to service that production. Interestingly enough they also happen to have a fish growing operation, Californian Trout. Of course some of these items do not traditionally fall [...]

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American Times Exclusive: KPMG Ghana

American Times Exclusive: KPMG Ghana

  Which type of investors are you noticing here in Ghana? Many people use government organizations and their statistics to gauge investment feasibility as well as news reports and quasi-governmental organizations, like a chamber of commerce. There are also non-savvy investors which find themselves jumping on the bandwagon because there [...]

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EU – Macedonia Progress Report 2013-2014

EU – Macedonia Progress Report 2013-2014

Macedonia 2013-14 European Union Progress Report  

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Troops movements in Azerbaijan Regarding Nagorno Karabakh – Armenia’s Concerns

Troops movements in Azerbaijan Regarding Nagorno Karabakh – Armenia’s Concerns

 

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