Sofia Airport on World Class Facilities Development and Concession Potential

Sofia Airport on World Class Facilities Development and Concession Potential

  Mr. Shterionov, we understand there is a long past for the Sofia Airport. Please offer our readers a brief introduction to that history if you would. It was established in 1937 based on a decree by the Tsar Boris III. In fact, the room we are in currently is [...]

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Ivaylo Moskovski: Bulgarian Minister of Transportion & ICT – Concessions Equal Best Opportunities

Ivaylo Moskovski: Bulgarian Minister of Transportion & ICT – Concessions Equal Best Opportunities

  Representing the largest ministry in Bulgaria’s seven-month old government, reappointed Minister of Transportation, IT and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski, outlines the best current opportunities for the American investor in the next year or two. Although his ministry represents a 3-for-1 most of these investments exist within the transportation sector via [...]

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Temenuzhka Petkova: Bulgarian Minsiter of Energy – Establishing Energy Diversification & Offshore Exploration

Temenuzhka Petkova: Bulgarian Minsiter of Energy – Establishing Energy Diversification & Offshore Exploration

A country’s energy supply and the diversification of it is without question one of the single most critical components to any well-functioning nation. Indeed, a representation of the ability to govern oneself with minimal external influence while simultaneously providing security for all its inhabitants. These implications are significant not only [...]

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Biomet CEO Talks Bulgaria from Improvements Needed to Opportunities

Biomet CEO Talks Bulgaria from Improvements Needed to Opportunities

  How did you find your clients when first starting off back in the very early nineties? Back in 1991 we started off by purchasing two new trucks, a major deal at the time because everyone else was operating with unreliable aging fleets. In fact, everyone thought we would fail; [...]

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TrePharm Hi-Tech Manufacturer Assisting in Kosovo’s Transition

TrePharm Hi-Tech Manufacturer Assisting in Kosovo’s Transition

  TrePharm was an amazing discovery here in Kosovo. Starting only a handful of years ago the company represents itself as major source of pride within Kosovo, or at least it soon will. Technology in Kosovo’s IT sector isn’t the only image changer presenting itself to the broader world; TrePharm [...]

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Ambitious Kosovar Firm Ready for American Partners

Ambitious Kosovar Firm Ready for American Partners

 Sitting down with OXA Group’s Executive Director, Naser Hoxha and CMO, Valon Gashi, we settled rapidly on the realization that this conversation was not a nostalgic look back for the high-end furniture maker but one which spoke towards global ambition and a desire for something great. Now this does stray [...]

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

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

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 2012. As a result, our first [...]

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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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