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  • ACA Director: The country’s legal framework protects corruption whistleblowers

    Prishtina, December 10, 2020 – Following up the publication of Corruption Perception Study, in coordination with USAID Commercial Justice Activity, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a virtual forum regarding the role of institutions in the fight against corruption, during which the findings of this study were discussed, with a special emphasis on...

  • Negative impact of corruption in businesses is equal to that of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Prishtina, December 9, 2020 – Corruption remains one of the most negative occurrences that hinders business activities, as well as the proper economic development, which is heavily driven by the private sector. On the International Anti-Corruption Day, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, supported by the USAID Commercial Justice Activity has presented the Corruption...

  • Municipalities to be more supportive towards the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

    Prishtina, November 22, 2020 – The activities of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo for the Global Entrepreneurship Week organized under the leadership of the Innovation Centre Kosovo, were concluded by discussing the role of municipalities in the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. AmCham Executive Director, Arian Zeka, stated that municipalities play an important role...

  • Supporting young entrepreneurs is imperative for the creation of new jobs

    Prishtina, November 21, 2020 – Supporting the youth in entrepreneurship can greatly contribute to the economic development of the country, now and in the future. The development of entrepreneurship among young people is an important tool for the development of human capital and economic potential, as well as for stimulating sustainable economic growth. This was said,...

  • VET sector needs to increase its participation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

    Prishtina, November 20, 2020 – The professional advancement of the youth of the country should be a priority of education institutions in order for the labor market demand to be met, both in the public and the private sector. This was said during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and...

  • Government aims to strengthen the development of entrepreneurship in the country

    Prishtina, November 20, 2020 – Continuing with the activities of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo in cooperation with Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) organized a virtual forum on shaping state policies to promote entrepreneurship in Kosovo, with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Besnik Tahiri. Focusing on the inclusion...

  • Entrepreneur Blin Zeqiri shares his journey towards success

    Prishtina, November 19, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and the Regional Agency for Development – Center, organized an event through which Kosovo youth had the opportunity to meet an entrepreneur and hear their journey towards success first hand.  This virtual event was organized within the activities for the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which...

  • Integrating smart technologies helps the development of agriculture practices in Kosovo

    Prishtina, November 19, 2020 – Agriculture remains one of the most promising sectors for the development of the country’s economy. Its further advancement can be made possible by integrating smart technologies that facilitate agricultural processes and increase farmer productivity. These were said, among other things, during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of...

  • Kosovo to invest in the professional advancement of teachers

    Prishtina, November 19 2020 – The education system is one of the main pillars which the development of a nation relies upon, therefore, special focus should be paid to the step-by-step updating of education systems, vocational training and teaching methodology. This was said in a virtual forum regarding innovation in teaching processes, organized by the...

  • Kosovo has a comparative advantage with countries of the region in terms of business registration

    Prishtina, 18 November 2020 – Choosing and implementing a business structure is one of the most important steps for an entrepreneur who aims to penetrate the market, whereas Kosovar legislation is quite modern in this regard. This was said during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo within the Global...

  • Entrepreneurial mindset is a key factor for business excellence in the market

    Prishtina October 18, 2020 – The entrepreneurial mindset and the strategies applied in doing business are the factors that distinguish entrepreneurs in the sector in which they operate. The development of this mindset brings great benefits to the general well-being of the country and the youth in particular, as it facilitates and improves the environment of...

  • Inclusion of women in the ICT sector is on the rise

    Prishtina, November 17, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, in cooperation with AAB College organized a virtual forum during which the extraordinary technological revolution that is characterizing the period following the outbreak of the pandemic was discussed, with a special focus on addressing the need for promotion of incluson of women in this...

  • The pandemic creates opportunities for the establishment of start-up businesses

    Prishtina, November 17, 2020 – Starting up a business is quite challenging even in normal circumstances, however, despite the challenges it has caused, COVID-19 has also created new opportunities and inspired ideas for new businesses. This was said, among other things, during a virtual forum organized in continuation of the Global Entrepreneurship Week activities, by...

  • Barriers in access to finance hinder the development of new businesses

    Prishtina, November 17, 2020 – An important part of the development of entrepreneurship, innovation, and new businesses in the country is undoubtedly access to finance. A healthy financial ecosystem which provides the desired levels of access to finance allows the creation of new businesses, and allows them to take advantage of opportunities to develop, increase employment...

  • Education systems must adapt to the needs of the labor market

    Prishtina, November 17, 2020 – Education systems and curricula must be closely related to the labor market as they have a direct impact on the development and advancement of the country’s economic direction, therefore they must be updated regularly. This was said, among other things, during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of...

  • Incorporation of entrepreneurship in educational systems serves students’ career development

    Prishtina, November 16, 2020 – The educational system must be reformed and updated to not only provide knowledge but also preparation and life skills, while the incorporation of entrepreneurship within school curricula is highly useful. These were said, among other things, during a virtual forum organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo during the...

  • American Chamber of Commerce marks the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Prishtina, November 16, 2020 – Under the leadership of the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK), the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kosovo has begun, with the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo being a partner in organizing it.  In 180 countries of the world, various activities will be organized during this week aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and...

  • Minister Selimi favors arbitration even when compared to the benefits deriving from the Commercial Court

    Prishtina, November 13, 2020 – The Commercial Court represents a very important advantage for the field of doing business as it offers the resolution of commercial disputes without prolonging inter-institutional decision-making, a challenge that businesses have been faced with so far. However, another very favorable process for businesses is that of arbitration. This was said...

  • Franchise representatives in Kosovo encourage the development of this business model

    Prishtina, November 13, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, supported by the USAID/Kosovo Economic Governance Activity, organized a virtual forum to promote franchising as a business model in Kosovo, during which, together with a panel of representatives of franchisors and franchisees of globally recognized companies, the advantages that such a business model...

  • Whistleblowing helps increase businesses’ work efficiency

    Prishtina, November 4, 2020 – Whistleblowing, as an informative act on the violations of the law within public institutions and private companies, is a process of significant importance that ensures the development and improvement of companies’ ethics and integrity, as well as the public interest in general. This was said, among others, during a virtual...

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