Tag Archives: Kosovo

EBRD Launches Innovative Guarantee for Growth Facility with Raiffeisen Bank to Boost SME Financing in Kosovo

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has introduced its first Guarantee for Growth (G4G) facility, providing Raiffeisen Bank in Kosovo with a guarantee of up to €20 million over three years, linked to the bank’s domestic … Read the full press release

Kosovo Family’s Sustainable Heating Journey: A Green Investment with EBRD’s Support

(IN BRIEF) In central Kosovo’s village of Koshare, the Sopa family, like many others, used to spend a significant amount on wood for heating their home during harsh winters. Seeking a more sustainable and cost-effective solution, Florim Sopa invested nearly … Read the full press release

EBRD Launches Risk-Sharing Framework with ProCredit Bank Kosovo to Boost SME Financing and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has initiated a risk-sharing framework for Kosovan banks, with ProCredit Bank Kosovo (PCBK) becoming the first partner bank to join. This framework allows the EBRD to share partner banks’ exposure … Read the full press release

EBRD Provides €6 Million to Boost Kosovo’s MSMEs and Green Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is allocating up to €6 million to Banka për Biznes in Kosovo for onward lending to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). This initiative aims to enhance entrepreneurship, market competitiveness, … Read the full press release

EBRD Extends €4 Million Loan to KEP Trust to Boost MSMEs and Female Entrepreneurs in Kosovo

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a loan of up to €4 million to KEP Trust, a microfinance institution in Kosovo and a long-standing partner of the EBRD. This loan aims to support micro, … Read the full press release

NLB Banka Prishtina Becomes EBRD Partner to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Kosovo

(IN BRIEF) NLB Banka Prishtina has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Kosovo. The EBRD has provided two loans totaling €10 million to NLB Prishtina, which will lend the funds to small businesses in Kosovo, … Read the full press release

ProCredit Group Opens ProEnergy Solar Park in Kosovo, Advancing Sustainability Goals

(IN BRIEF) The ProCredit group has achieved a sustainability milestone by opening ProEnergy, its own solar PV park in Lipjan, Kosovo. The 3 MWp photovoltaic park, implemented in collaboration with ProCredit Bank Kosovo, aims to transform Kosovo’s energy landscape and … Read the full press release

EBRD and EIB’s Gjilan Wastewater Project in Kosovo Receives €2.5 Million Grant from WBIF

(IN BRIEF) The Gjilan wastewater development project in Kosovo, co-financed by the EBRD and EIB, has received a €2.5 million grant from bilateral donors through the WBIF. The funds will be used for constructing a wastewater treatment plant and extending … Read the full press release

Fusion BPO Services is Opening New Center in Kosovo

(PRESS RELEASE) CANTON, OH, United States, 12-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Fusion BPO Services, a leading global CX and digital transformation solutions company, announced the opening of a 200-seater new center at Kompleksi Pika Exclusive, St “Gazmend Zajmi”, Kati 2, Prishtina, … Read the full press release

EBRD to open a new EUR 20 million credit line to ProCredit Bank Kosovo in support of SMEs in the country

New EBRD credit line of €20 million to ProCredit Bank Kosovo New finance for SME investments in sustainable, green technologies Bank to extend an additional €5 million under its Trade Facilitation Programme (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 14-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — The European … Read the full press release

La BERS aprirà una nuova linea di credito da 20 milioni di EUR a ProCredit Bank Kosovo a sostegno delle PMI del Paese

(COMUNICATO STAMPA) LONDRA, 14-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — La Banca europea per la ricostruzione e lo sviluppo (EBRD), una banca di investimento multilaterale per lo sviluppo , ha annunciato di aver aperto una nuova linea di credito da 20 milioni di … Read the full press release

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2021: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute put spotlight on European heritage in peril

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announce the List of 7 Most Endangered … Read the full press release

Pöyry and Ekonerg won ContourGlobal‘s owner’s engineer services assignment for the Kosova e Re 500 MW coal-fired power plant project in Kosovo

Vantaa, Finland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an international competitive process, ContourGlobal has awarded Pöyry and Ekonerg, its Joint Venture Partner for this assignment, with an owner’s engineer services assignment for the Kosova e Re 500 MW coal-fired power plant project. Kosovo’s … Read the full press release

Coface: EU accession of Western Balkans likely to happen as it would counterbalance influence of Russia and China in the region

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union – Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists … Read the full press release

EBRD launched new €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support energy conservation in the region

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is launching the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region. The facility is combining necessary longer-term financing … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €1.5M to microfinance institution Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves LLC (KRK) in Kosovo

12-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €1.5 million loan to Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves LLC (KRK) – the third largest non-bank microfinance institution in Kosovo by total assets – for on-lending to … Read the full press release

EBRD launched €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II (WeBSEFF II)

Raiffeisen Bank BiH becomes first borrower under new facility 4-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching the €75 million Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to improve energy supply in the … Read the full press release

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen praised Bulgaria’s commitment to the Alliance

21-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Bulgaria’s contributions to the Alliance and its commitment to transatlantic security after talks on Thursday (20 June 2013) with Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski. “NATO’s core task is security … Read the full press release

EIB and Kosovo signed Framework Agreement

Luxembourg / Pristina, 7-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Today, Mr Anton Rop, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Kosovo*’s Finance Minister, Mr Besim Beqaj, signed a Framework Agreement governing future EIB activities in Kosovo*, in the presence of the Prime … Read the full press release

Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This is an historic day for Serbia-Kosovo* relations, for the entire Western Balkans region and for the European Union. I want to congratulate both Prime Ministers and their teams. This ground breaking agreement would not have been … Read the full press release

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy on the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, on the occasion of the agreement within the facilitated dialogue on the ormalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo Brussels, 19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — I congratulate the Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica … Read the full press release

EU allocates €63 million to bring Kosovo* closer to Europe

Brussels, 12-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today announced that it has allocated €63 million to support Kosovo’s efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, to support the readmission … Read the full press release

Rule of law assistance to Kosovo not sufficiently effective

Luxembourg, 30-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Kosovo is the largest per capita recipient of EU financial aid in the world and is home to the largest civilian crisis management mission ever launched by the Union (EULEX). European Court of Auditors has audited the EU’s … Read the full press release