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February 14, 2017

 

A one-day International Forum held in Tirana, Albania on January 31st assessed the progress of market reforms and market integration among countries in the region.  The forum -- "Albania Power Exchange as Part of the Liberalization Policies and Integration in the Regional Market of Energy" -- was organized by the Albanian Ministry for Energy and Industry and the Albanian Association of Industry and Energy.

February 14, 2017

 

On January 31st, some 21interns in northern Kosovo received certificates of completion for a three-month internship in the wood-processing sector.  In total, 61 individuals, including 21 (nine women) from north Kosovo were placed in three-month internships with 15 companies.  The internships were in the areas of production operations management, sales and marketing, and business administration.  Of the 21 interns placed in the north, seven have already found employment with the Fontana Company.

February 2, 2017

Four grant agreements signed in last three months between USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA) and four businesses, are expected to create new employment opportunities, many of which will be filled by women and youth. USAID is complementing companies’ own investment in expanding production facilities, upgrading technologies, and installing new production lines. 

February 2, 2017

On January 19, the USAID Agriculture for Growth and Rural Opportunities program signed three grants to help establish associations that will provide agricultural support services in Kosovo. These strategically-focused efforts will increase the number of seasonal jobs to 3,000 and create 500 new full-time positions.

February 2, 2017

A one day-conference held in Pristina assessed the implementation of the Law on Languages in USAID partner municipalities. Representatives of civil society organizations from the municipalities of Gračanica/Graçanicë, Parteš/Partesh, Ranilug/Ranilluk, Pejë/Peć, Istog/Istok, Zvečan/Zveqan, Štrpce/Shtërpcë, as well as represenatives from the GoK Language Commisioners Office, summarized two years of work and successes in the field to promote the Law on the Use of Languages in these municipalities.

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