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Zeinah Salahi Sworn in as USAID Kosovo Mission Director
July 27, 2021

Pristina, July 27, 2021 – Today, Ms. Zeinah Salahi was sworn in as USAID Kosovo Mission Director at a ceremony officiated by USAID Administrator Samanta Power. The U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Phillip S. Kosnett, USAID acting Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Margot Ellis, USAID staff, and friends and family participated in the online ceremony.

July 22, 2021

Recently, Agon Hysaj, a researcher at Democracy Plus, audited a procurement activity where one of the bidding economic operators submitted forged documents.  Even though the Procurement Review Body, an independent administrative body that deals with claims in public procurement procedures, decided to blacklist the business, other enforcement mechanisms did not sanction this act, violating the law.  It is fairly common in Kosovo for investigative journalists and civil society to report misuse of procurement procedures, but the cases are not further investigated by police or prosecutors.  All

July 22, 2021

Kosovo Transmission System and Market Operator (KOSTT), in cooperation with USAID, organized a three-day session on energy market development and integration.  Representatives from KOSTT, Ministry of Economy, Kosovo Energy Corporation, and Kosovo Electricity Supply Company joined the session.  The forum provided the participants with first-hand knowledge of how the liberalized energy market in Central Europe and the Nordic region works with lessons for Kosovo. 

July 22, 2021

Kosovo’s solar energy sector has been growing since 2013, despite the many challenges it faces as a new industry.  A real boost for the sector came in 2014, when the Ministry of Agriculture introduced renewable energy measures within the agricultural grant scheme.  A recent assessment on Kosovo’s solar investment potential, funded by USAID, notes that currently there are more than 1,000 solar energy projects installed in the agricultural sector throughout the country, operating with a total installed capacity of about 3,690 kilowatts.  Most of these projects are disconnected from the grid w

No one is safe, until everyone is safe
July 19, 2021

Pristina, July 19, 2021 – Today, the UNICEF Office in Kosovo and USAID announced a $1 million partnership in support of communication and outreach efforts in Kosovo for COVID-19 prevention and vaccination.

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Last updated: July 27, 2021

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