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Thaçi calls for auditing of three major public companies in Kosovo

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Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi
Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi has called on the justice institutions to start deep auditing of three public companies: power company KEK, telecom PTK, and the Prishtina Airport.

New highway to link Kosovo and Macedonia

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Highway between Kosovo and Macedonia
Travellers between Kosovo’s capital Prishtina and neighbouring Macedonia will have an easier time after the completion of a planned highway that will link the two destinations.

Kosovo’s government will announce next week a tender for the construction of a highway from Prishtina to Macedonia, the Macedonian newspaper Utrinski Vesti reported. Fatmir Limaj, Kosovo’s Minister of Transport and Telecommunication, who made the announcement during a meeting with his Macedonian counterpart, Mile Janakieski, also said that there will be two new border control points between the two territories.

Thaçi blocks UNMIK-approved energy contracts

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Kosovo is rich in coal deposits
Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi has blocked 17 single-source tenders at the Kosovo Power Corporation (KEK), which were previously allowed by the UNMIK chief, German Joachim Rücker.

Kosovo Government open to privatization of KEK

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ImagePrishtinë - The Kosovo Government is not turning down the option of privatising Kosovo Energy Company (Korporata Energjetike e Kosovës - KEK). Deputy Minister of Energy and Mining, Blerim Rexha, stated the Government is collecting facts to find a better model of privatisation than the one proposed by the KEK management. In addition to this he stated that KEK is like a damaged car and the Government has two exit roads: “to sell it as a scrap metal or to repair it and sell it in a better state”.

520 million Euros from Customs

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Prishtina, UNMIK/Kosovo Customs Service has collected over €520 million for the Kosovo Budget during the past year, which is €80 million more than the same period of the previous year.

“During 2007, Customs has successfully prevented the smuggling of different products. We have also decreased the fiscal evasion from the Northern part of Kosovo,” said Adriatik Stavileci, Customs Spokesperson.

He added that most of the incomes come from import of gas, oil, cigarettes and alcohol. According to the Customs data, for the period January-November 2007, Kosovo imported 326 million litres of oil and its products.

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Anna Wiman

Anna Wiman
Freelance Writer and photographer

Elizabeth Gowing

Elizabeth Gowing
Co-Founder at The Ideas Partnership NGO

Henry H. Perritt Jr.

Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Professor of Law Chicago-Kent College

Drilon Gashi

Drilon Gashi
Comm. Counselor to the Prime Minister

Arlind V. Bytyqi

Arlind V. Bytyqi
Editor-in-chief
New Kosova Report
 

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