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  • Local economy experts are optimistic about Kosovo’s economic recovery

    Prishtina, 27 July 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a virtual forum in which economic recovery prospects, the steps forward for ensuring a future for businesses in different industries as well as the avoiding of a deeper economic crisis that would cause the bankruptcy of several businesses, especially SMEs were discussed....

  • Commercial banks present opportunities for access to finance for businesses affected by COVID-19

    Prishtina, July 2, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a virtual conference regarding access to finance for businesses. During this conference, representatives of commercial banks had the opportunity to present their current offers and products through which they aim to help businesses confront the crisis caused by the impact of restrictive...

  • Economic recovery to enable the restructuring of the country’s economy

    Prishtina, 22 June 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a virtual forum with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti, where the recovery package and opportunities for economic restructuring including attracting American and other foreign direct investments were discussed. Funding for this virtual forum was supported by the...

  • Reforms in commercial justice are a precondition for attracting foreign investment

    Prishtina, June 18, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a virtual forum with the Minister of Justice, Selim Selimi, where the Government’s plan for reforms in legal processes and rule of law in the country were discussed, with key emphasis on commercial justice. Funding for this virtual forum was supported by...

  • Courts have the capacity to deal with insolvency cases

    Prishtina, June 11, 2020 – In addition to the impact on public health, COVID-19 pandemic has caused a serious economic crisis in enterprises of all sectors due to disruptions in demand and supply. During this time, a large number of companies have expressed uncertainty regarding their survival after the pandemic, whereas considering the impact of...

  • Mediation as an efficient alternative for business dispute resolutions during the pandemic

    Prishtina, June 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its impact on public health and economic activities, has severely affected judicial activities thus causing the accumulation of cases and disputes that cannot be resolved without the presence of parties in court. The use of mediation as an effective method of resolving disputes to...

  • The insurance and banking sectors in favor of arbitration as an effective method for resolving disputes

    Prishtina, 28 May 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed changes in the activities of all sectors, including banking and insurance. To deal with the complaints toward banks or insurance companies more quickly and effectively under the current circumstances, arbitration as an alternative method to resolve disputes in these sectors was discussed at the latest...

  • Kosovar entrepreneurs use innovation to fight the pandemic

    Prishtina, May 27, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged the country’s entrepreneurs to approach the challenges it has created as innovatively as possible, thus highlighting the key role of innovation in this fight. Creative reforms in the development of Kosovar enterprises during this challenging period, and entrepreneurs’ reaction to the pandemic were discussed at...

  • The use of force majeure clause in contracts is very important for businesses

    Prishtina, May 21, 2020  – Although the Kosovar legislation leaves the inclusion of force majeure in contracts at the discretion of the parties involved, COVID-19 pandemic as an unpredictable and uncontrollable event has highlighted the need for incorporation of this clause in contracts, especially considering the emergence of numerous inabilities to act by any party...

  • Banka Ekonomike with donations for UCCK and students of Prishtina

    Considering the constant danger faced by healthcare professionals and citizens every day and in order to continuously contribute to the fight against Covid-19, Banka Ekonomike has donated a “Disinfection Tunnel” to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo (UCCK), which will be located at the entrance of the Emergency Clinic, to be used by health workers...

  • Bailiffs are being treated more easily as a result of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

    The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been evident in enforcement cases as in any other activity, but bailiffs in Kosovo have responded to this situation by creating favorable facilities for debtors. However, different complaints have been raised by individuals, and they will be treated  in sessions in alternative forms without physical contact. These were...

  • COVID19 has affected commercial justice by restricting the work of the courts

    Prishtina, April 29, 2020 – In addition to the restrictions on enterprise activities, the COVID19 pandemic has also affected litigation. To discuss the work of the courts during the situation in Kosovo after the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo in partnership with the USAID Commercial Justice Activity Program have...

  • COVID19 creates legal and tax implications for business operations

    Prishtina, April 23, 2020 – Lack of a digital system for the judiciary and reporting of financial statements, various confusions caused by government decisions, lack of liquidity that complicates payments of employees, as well as credit and other liabilities, are causing several legal and tax implications for businesses, while the proportion of measures taken with...

  • Coordination of economic recovery efforts is required

    Prishtina, April 21, 2020 – The economic crisis caused by the pandemic not only in Kosovo but across the globe, has largely conditioned the limitation of economic activity, while the lessons learned from it should be used to open new horizons. his was concluded during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce...

  • NewCo Ferronikeli Complex L.L.C donates 210 food-hygiene packages

    The latest situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all the citizens of our country. Particularly affected were those families which were already facing difficult economic conditions. In order to help these families our member company NewCo Ferronikeli L.L.C has recently donated 210 food and hygiene packages. These packages will be distributed to families...

  • Chambers of commerce publish the study on impact of COVID19 on Kosovo enterprises

    Prishtina, April 21, 2020 – In order to measure the impact of the restraining measures against COVID19 pandemic on the private sector, five organizations representing the interests of the private sector, Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, German-Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, European Investors Council and Kosovo Manufacturing Club, have conducted a...

  • The COVID19 pandemic affects consumption and imports

    Prishtina, April 17, 2020 – COVID19 has inevitably affected the drastic decline in imports by 40%, as well as the significant decline in consumption among citizens, which affects not only businesses but also state revenues. This was concluded during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo on the state of...

  • Chambers of Commerce require movement permission for supply companies after Prishtina was put under quarantine

    Prishtina, April 12, 2020 – After placing the city of Prishtina under quarantine, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce require from the acting Government of the Republic of Kosovo, respectively the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Administration and the Ministry of Economy, Labor, Trade, Industry, Entrepreneurship and...

  • Credit guarantee, a stimulus for maintaining business liquidity

    Prishtina, 10 April 2020 – The Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund plays an important role in increasing access to finance for businesses, especially at this time of crisis when liquidity is crucial to the operation of enterprises in any sector. This was concluded during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo,...

  • Kosovo’s financial system continues to remain stable despite the effects of COVID19

    Leaders of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and Kosovo Chamber of Commerce met with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo to discuss economic parameters following the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic. CBK’s Governor Fehmi Mehmeti informed the President of KCC Berat Rukiqi and AmCham’s Executive Director Arian Zeka that...

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