The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a standby loan for Kosovo after suspending loans last year after a payraise to the public sector by PM Haschim Thaci. The loan worth US$141 million is designed to help Kosovo attract foreign investors.
Following the announcement of Serbia's candidate status in the European Union, Serbs in the North of Kosovo blocked the movement of EULEX. Today, it has been reported that the blockade has ended and EULEX has announced that they have freedom of movement again.
A major news item has been the announcement that Serbia is considering running local and parliamentary elections in the North of Kosovo. The elections, expected to be held in April or May, are designed to cover the "entire territory of Serbia, Kosovo included".
MTCowgirl's Kosovo News
- Bad debts turns up heat on Kosovo Electric Company (KEK)
- Kosovo tries again to sell telecoms operator (PTK)
- Kosovo tries to draw diaspora investment
- UNMIK turns of Yugobank building to Kosovo government
MTCowgirl's Interesting News/Commentary Articles
- Kosovo's No-Credit Crunch, a look at borrowing money in Kosovo
- Time to recognize Kosovo, a call from & to Israel to recognize Kosovo independence
- Defining identity, DNA testing in the Balkans
- Kosovo judo champ heads to Olympics, Kosovo flag or not
- Yugoslavia, the forgotten conflict
- Untangling Northern Kosovo
- Vetevendosje: An increasing focus on nationalism
- The three musketeers of new Serbia