PRISTINA, Kosovo — As to Kosovar media two European companies have reached the final round of bids for 75% of the shares of the publicly owned "Post Telecom Kosovo" – PTK, the main Kosovar operator for tele- phone and mobile phone network services. The competitors are “Hrvatski Telecom” from Croatia, which is owned by “Deutsche Telekom” from Germany, and “Telekom Austria". According to figures of the Kosovo Ministry for Economic Development these bidders together – considering their parent companies – have more than 170 million customers world-wide and a financial turnover of more than 67 billion Euro yearly. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Economy, Media Reports, Austria, Croatia, EU, Germany, IMF, Kosovo, PTK, Thaci
PRISTINA, Kosovo — The construction of an energy transmission line of 400 kV between Kosovo and Albania has been launched in the Kosovar municipality of Kastriot by Kosovo Prime Minister Thaçi and the German Minister for Economic Cooperation Dirk Niebel. Reportedly this project is financed by the German government and its development bank KfW. The transmission line costs 75.5m euro and is said to be one of the biggest energy projects since the administrative secession of Kosovo from Serbia in 1999. Minister Niebel’s visit to Kosovo was part of his tour through several Balkan countries.
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Filed under: Economy, Albania, Germany, KFW, Kosova, Kosovo
PRISTINA, Kosovo – Recently Kosovan media reported about professors from the University of Prizren, who are said to request the dismissal of the German rector, Mr. Moench. Without express-ing concrete issues, they oppose his manage-ment methods by collecting signatures against him, complaining in general, the situation would be bad – and so Prof. Moench should be “removed”. However, it seems to be more likely that a group of professors from Kosovo refuses to see themselves in the mirror – if not to say: This is a ridiculous activity.
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Filed under: Opinion, Germany, Korrik Sofalia, Kosovo, Moench, Prishtina, Prizren, University
PRISHTINA / PRISTINA ++ French artist Manu Chao will come for a performance on 10. April to Prishtina. The concert starts at 20.00 hrs. The location seems still to be unclear. Further musicians visiting Kosovo in the next weeks are Fool’s Garden (Lemon Tree) from Germany coming to ODA Theatre on 15. / 16. April. Already on 27. March started the DAM Festival, with an opening of the pianist Wu Qian. The festival lasts until 09. April, taking place at different locations in Prishtina.
Filed under: Entertainment, DAM, Fools Garden, France, Germany, Korrik Sofalia, Kosovo, ODA, Prishtina
Ardian Bujupi, born in Kosovo successfully shows his talent for singing and performing. In Germanys most known casting show DSDS (RTL) Bujupi at last performed the song "Beautiful Monster". By this the public voted Bujupi to become one of the six remaining candidates of the show. Jury member Dieter Bohlen praised Bujupi as the only singer representing a "modern style voice." The next show starts on 2nd. April at 20:15.
Filed under: Entertainment, Bujupi, Germany, Kosova, Kosovo
PRISTINA / BERLIN ++ … “Germany is now gearing up for the next worldwide football tournament … – the Fifa Women’s World Cup that kicks off in Berlin in June … Germany are the defending champions, after winning the last two Women’s World Cups – and 60,000 tickets have been bought for the … opening match at Berlin’s Olympic Stadi-um on 26 June, … All this attention has helped make national stars out of the German team’s players. Fatmire Bajra-maj is one of the best known. The 22-year-old Muslim was born in Kosovo …“ >> read more at The Guardian …
Filed under: Entertainment, Germany, Kosova, Kosovo