Thursday, April 21, 2005

New regulations expected to speed up Kosovo privatization process

[Announcer] Changes in Kosova [Kosovo] Trust Agency [KTA] regulations on the privatization process under which discriminatory Serbian laws will no longer be taken into account will come into force on Friday [22 April]. A member of the KTA board, Minister of Trade and Industry Bujar Dugolli said the changes would contribute to a speedy privatization process. The changes made in the KTA regulation will among other things eliminate privatization problems affecting the Gjakova [Djakovica] public enterprises.

[Reporter Menduh Abazi] The head of UNMIK [United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] Pillar IV, Joachim Rucker, said from the day he assumed the post that he would complete the privatization process in Kosova within a year in spite of the legal, property and other obstacles. This, it seems, may now be accomplished after a new bill of Kosova Trust Agency regulations was finalised by the United Nations legal office in New York [Passage omitted]

A source within the Kosova Trust Agency told KohaVision that all public enterprises in Kosova are now under KTA ownership [Passage omitted]

Source: KohaVision TV, Pristina, in Albanian 1700 gmt 20 Apr 05

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"discriminatory Serbian laws will no longer be taken into account"

another apt characterization of Serbian economic deprivation...