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December 8, 2017

Chargé d'Affaires Colleen Hyland joined Representative Eliot Engel, MCC Senior Representative Jonathan Nash, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, and USAID Mission Director Jim Hope to launch the Foundation and kick off the implementation of the $49M Threshold program focused on energy efficiency and transparent governance.  As Chargé Hyland noted, the event was “the culmination of the hard work and perseverance of so many who believe in Kosovo’s future and in the power of the MCC to help Kosovo achieve its goals.”

December 8, 2017

Congressman Eliot Engel visited the Jaha Solar Company on November 20th, as part of a five-day visit to Kosovo.  Jaha is one of Kosovo's most successful and innovative companies, and currently the only producer of solar panels in Kosovo and the Western Balkans.  Congressman Engel had the chance to meet with Jaha owner Fadil Jaha, who went on to represent Kosovo one week later at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

December 8, 2017

The two-day forum also featured a business-to-business event, which 85 Kosovo businesses and over 250 diaspora businesses attended to discuss export opportunities for Kosovo-based companies.  As a result of the forum, two new contracts have already been signed, including one in the wood processing sector worth 700,000 euros.  Kosovo has made a lot of progress in improving the business-enabling environment for foreign investment, and in her remarks at the event, Acting Mission Director Magno noted both the generosity and good economic sense underlying the diaspora’s engagement, saying:  “To the diaspora who has roots in this country, I commend you for giving back to Kosovo.

December 8, 2017

Kosovo’s Official Gazette Database launched a new phase on November 30th, bringing greater transparency to Kosovo’s legal and regulatory environment.  The Database is a freely available, comprehensive legal repository containing all primary and secondary legislation adopted in Kosovo. 

December 1, 2017

Kosovo’s growing apparel sector held its first-ever Apparel Convention on November 6th, bringing together Kosovo’s political leadership, apparel manufacturers, donors, and international buyers.  Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and USAID Deputy Mission Director Lisa Magno both spoke at the event, which served as a great opportunity for apparel companies large and small to gain visibility, negotiate business, and attract investors.  The Convention was a proud day for all those in the industry whose investments, innovation and hard work have helped to build Kosovo’s reputation as a quality clothing producer and exporter. 


Last updated: December 08, 2017

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