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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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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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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Pope Francis in Albania: Make it a Year-Round Event

Pope Francis at Presidential Palace - Albania

Religious figures, well, for that matter, religion as a whole, generally play a nil role in an American Times project. However, in this instance the Pope’s visit to Tirana, Albania on September, 20th 2014 is worthy to mention for a few reasons. Albania is a country that like many small [...]

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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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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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Tourism in Sub Sahara Africa

Tourism in Sub Sahara Africa

The American Times Presents the World Banks extensive report on Tourism in Africa (Sub-Sahara)

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Former Prime Minister, Current DPM of Montenegro – Igor Luksic

Former Prime Minister, Current DPM of Montenegro – Igor Luksic

A pragmatic approach to politics is too often limited to the Western world where contrasting notions of a country’s trajectory is the very definition of democracy. When you juxtapose the West versus the Rest you realize the fundamentals of this idea are true; which is to say, the Rest tend [...]

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American Times with Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development & Tourism: Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic

American Times with Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development & Tourism: Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic

Montenegro’s grand natural landscape is by and far its most bountiful and valuable asset. Visiting the Ministry controlling the vast tenders accounting for the bulk of the FDI in the country, we take a moment with the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic, to discuss what current investments are still [...]

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