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January 30, 2018

Kosovo’s wood industry is one of the most developed industries in the country, and it continues to grow and reach new markets at an exciting pace.  This week, beautifully crafted #MadeinKosovo furniture and interior products are on display at the largest furniture fairs in Europe.  Palma Mobilje, ALBED and Ciao Berto are exhibiting their furniture at the IMM furniture fair in Cologne, Germany, and another seven companies are showing their beautiful, high-quality products at the Swissba

January 30, 2018

New and improved website of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo (CCK) was launched on January 16.

USAID Mission Director James Hope and Arta Rama-Hajrizi, President of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo (CCK), spoke at the launch event.  The website is used by thousands of people every year, and needed updating to keep pace with the demand for information.

January 12, 2018

One of the main challenges that Kosovo’s private sector faces is limited access to financing, but the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) has already proven successful in addressing this obstacle. Established by USAID, this initiative positively impacts business growth and job creation. Within just one year, KCGF granted a total of 1677 loans exceeding $31million (€26million). More importantly, the Swedish Government finalized its long-standing commitment to contribute to the Fund at a ceremony on December 6.

January 12, 2018

Improving public procurement processes requires internal measures and procedures to ensure proper and sustainable operations. To that end on December 4, USAID Mission Director James Hope and Chairperson for the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission (PPRC) Safet Hoxha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens joint efforts to fight corruption in public procurement in Kosovo.

January 12, 2018

In an effort to increase public understanding of current justice reforms, we hosted an open discussion in partnership with Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC). The discussion held on December 6 was part of the Anti-Corruption Week activities, and included a major focus on the progress made in the reviewing and processing of corruption cases.

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