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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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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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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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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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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Turkey’s Ambassador to Kosovo Speaks on Investments, Heritage & Strong Ties

Turkey’s Ambassador to Kosovo Speaks on Investments, Heritage & Strong Ties

  Ambassador Ozan, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today. Turkey and Kosovo, indeed the Balkans in general, have shared a long history. It’s because of this history that we thought it would be interesting to hear your perspective today. Enlighten our readers on what the past, present and [...]

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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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