Investments of the Diaspora are important for the economy of Kosovo

Investments of the Diaspora are important for the economy of Kosovo

Pristina, 10 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Experts of economic developments consider the investments of the Diaspora in Kosovo as very important for the country.

The say for IBNA that the contribution of the fellow countrymen must not only be focused on remittances, but also on the opening of new jobs.

Professor of economics, Kushtrim Zeqiri told IBNA that the government must draft favorable policies for investors who come from the Diaspora.

“It’s time for the Kosovo Diaspora to come up with concrete projects and invest in the country. This will reduce unemployment and poverty. Members of their families would not expect money, but new jobs would be created and the economy of the country would be developed”, he said.

Expert of economic affairs, Shkelzen Dakaj also invites the Albanian Diaspora to invest in Kosovo.

“I invite Albanians who live in the Diaspora and who have capital, to come and invest it in Kosovo. Their investments will be safe, because this is guaranteed by domestic laws and other international mechanisms such as KFOR and EULEX. Kosovo is the safest place to live in and to invest in Western Balkans”, Dakaj said.

The prominent economist and current mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti has invited businesses from the Diaspora to come and invest their capital in Kosovo.

“I call upon Albanian business people in Europe and US to come and invest their capital in Kosovo. This is a golden opportunity to take the country out of the serious economic crisis, which comes as a result of unfair policies followed by the government. I believe that we must altogether solve this problem”, Ahmeti said.

Kosovo continues to be the country with the highest unemployment in Western Balkans.

International reports indicate that there’s a tendency of improvement of doing business conditions in Kosovo, but the fragility of the justice system and the inadequate fight against crime and corruption are the main obstacles for the economic perspective. /ibna/