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Governor Ismaili’s opening address at the World Bank’s Government Borrowers Forum highlights Kosovo’s financial market milestones and achievements

14/06/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, delivered opening remarks at the high-level Government Borrowers Forum in Prishtina. This marks a historic milestone as Kosovo hosts the event for the first time. The forum of the World Bank…

Announcement – 13.06.2024

13/06/2024
The Committee for Selection of Candidates for members of the Governing Board of the Kosovo Pension Savings Fund (KPSF) announces that the call for applications for two members of the Governing Board of the KPSF has been re-announced:• one member with professional experience in representing…

Governor Ismaili hosted in a meeting the Auditor General, Vlora Spanca

11/06/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili hosted in a meeting the Auditor General of the National Audit Office (NAO), Ms. Vlora Spanca, where they discussed on the cooperation between the two constitutional institutions in areas of…

Governor Ismaili addresses the Regional IMF Workshop on Special Data Dissemination Standard: A key step towards enhanced data practices

10/06/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr Ahmet Ismaili delivered the opening speech at the Regional International Monetary Fund (IMF) Workshop on the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), marking a significant milestone in Kosovo's journey towards enhanced data reporting…

IMF Second Review under SBA and RSF Arrangement: The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo strengthens regulatory framework and institutional reform agenda – banking system remains sound and financial soundness indicators remain strong

10/06/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has received commendations from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) following the successful conclusion of the second review of the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF) programs. The IMF's review highlights the CBK's…

Balance of payments statistics for March 2024 are published

05/06/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the Balance of Payments (BP) statistics for March 2024. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The balance of payments in the first quarter of 2024 was characterized by a current account deficit in the amount of 295.81 million euros, showing an increase…

Governor Ismaili hosted the Acting Chief Executive of the Kosova Agency of Statistics in a meeting

03/06/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his collaborators hosted the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Kosova Agency of Statistics (KAS), Mr. Avni Kastrati in a business meeting. Governor Ismaili informed Mr. Kastrati about the…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on 31 May 2024

31/05/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova, in the meeting held on 31 May 2024, was informed about the:• Monthly Report of the Governor/Executive Board;• Summary Report from the Audit Committee meeting;• Report on the Internal Audit activities for the period January-March 2024; and•…

CBK joins the European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA)

24/05/2024
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Dardan Fusha, and the President of the European Automated Clearing House Association (EACHA) Mr. Jose Luis Langa, signed the CBK’s Membership in this organization following the vote of its members during the…

Financial statistics for other financial institutions (non-banks) and remittances for the month of April 2024

24/05/2024
According to the publication calendar, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has published statistics for other financial institutions for the month of April 2024, remittances for March 2024 and preliminary ones for April 2024. Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries…

Publication of statistics of commercial banks for April 2024

24/05/2024
According to the publication calendar, CBK published the statistics of commercial banks for April 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of commercial banks, at the end of April 2024, reached the value of 7.39 billion euros, marking a decrease of 1.28% compared to the previous month, mainly…

Governor Ismaili addresses panel on the promise of Macro-Prudential Policy at Reykjavik Economic Conference

24/05/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, participated in a high-level panel discussion on macro-prudential policy at the Reykjavik Economic Conference, organized by the esteemed Central Bank of Iceland. The conference, renowned for its insightful discussions on economic…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (financial statement and balance sheet) April 2024

23/05/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the balance sheet, the financial statement of the CBK and reserve assets for April 2024 (Time Series | Banka Qendrore e Republikës së Kosovës (bqk-kos.org). Assets of the CBK - at the end of April 2024 have…

Governor Ismaili hosts a team from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Embassy in Kosovo to strengthen institutional cooperation

22/05/2024
Governor Ismaili of Kosovo, alongside his team, engaged in discussions with representatives from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the Swedish Embassy in Kosovo, and the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) to explore avenues for strengthening institutional cooperation.   Governor Ismaili highlighted the stability and…

The CBK launches Capital Markets online learning and certification program

22/05/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has become the beneficiary of the Capital Markets online learning and certification programme offered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of the commitment to the advancement of human and institutional capacities. …

Governor Ismaili Participates in European Council Annual Dialogue on Economic and Financial Policy (ECOFIN)

14/05/2024
Governor Ahmet Ismaili of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) addressed the European Council Annual Ministerial Dialogue on Economic and Financial Policy (ECOFIN). The event included discussions with EU and Western Balkan partners, Türkiye, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine, under…

CBK’s measures and activities in the fight against counterfeit money and the effects of the implementation of the Regulation on Cash Operations and the Plan for its Facilitated Implementation

13/05/2024
At the end of 2023 and during the first part of 2024, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has continued to successfully coordinate inter-institutional meetings to combat counterfeit coins, especially 2 Euro coins. Also, activities have been carried out according to the…

Governor Ismaili speaks at the Panel of the “Vienna Initiative” International Forum in Lithuania, alongside central bank Governors and Leaders of international financial institutions

07/05/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, spoke at the "European Bank Coordination – Vienna Initiative" International Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he discussed the role of digitalization in advancing financial services, specifically the digitalization of payments,…

Instruction on Policies and Procedures for the Effective Management of the Risk of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing during the provision of financial services has been approved

07/05/2024
The Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), at the meeting held on 3 May 2024, approved the Instruction on Policies and Procedures for the Effective Management of the Risk of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (MLTF) during the provision…

Governor Ismaili participates in the panel on the occasion of the inauguration of the First Sovereign Creditor Rating of the Republic of Kosovo

30/04/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Ahmet Ismaili, participated in the event "The First Sovereign Credit Rating of Kosovo: Impact and Opportunities", organized by the Ministry of Finance, Labour and Transfers (MFPT) and the United States Agency for International…

The CBK participating in the high-level Forum for Central Banks Governance

30/04/2024
The Deputy Governor for General Functions, Mrs. Nesrin Shileku-Shala and the non-executive member of the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mrs. Nora Latifi-Jashari are participating in the 8th High-Level Forum for Central Banks Governance organized by the International Monetary…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 30 April 2024

30/04/2024
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 30 April 2024, made the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the Regulation on risk retention and reinsurance coverage requirements; • Decision on the approval of the Regulation…

The balance of payments statistics for February 2024 are published

30/04/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the Balance of Payments (BP) statistics for February 2024. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The balance of payments in February 2024 was characterized by a current account deficit in the amount of 145.74 million euros, indicating a deficit increase of 53.94%…

Financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions and remittances for March 2024

26/04/2024
According to the publication calendar, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo published statistics for other financial institutions for March 2024, remittances for February 2024 and preliminary ones for March 2024. Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries at the end of…

Statistics of commercial banks for March 2024 have been published

23/04/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published commercial bank statistics for March 2024. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of commercial banks at the end of March 2024 reached a value of 7.50 billion euros, representing an increase of 110.19 million euros or 1.49% compared to the…

CBK Governor Engages in Dialogue with KfW Team to Enhance Cooperation and Partnership

23/04/2024
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, along with his team, met with a delegation from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), led by Ms. Hille Henerby from Financial Sector and Economic Development - Southeast Europe and Turkyie, accompanied by Mr.…

High-level delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by Governor Ismaili successfully concludes the spring meetings of the IMF and the WB in Washington D.C

22/04/2024
A high-level delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), headed by the Governor Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, the Deputy Governor Mr. Fusha, the Coordinator for International Cooperation Mrs. Abazi and the Chief of Cabinet, Mr. Zyfliu successfully concluded the participation in the…

Governor Ismaili engages with ECB Executive Board Member Piero Cipollone during Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

21/04/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, held a courtesy meeting with Mr. Piero Cipollone, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), during the Spring Meetings of 2024 in Washington D.C. This…

Governor Ismaili joins Governors and Ministers at the EUR Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast Meeting concluding the 2024 Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

20/04/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, recently joined Governors and Ministers at the EUR Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast Meeting chaired by Mr. Alfred Kammer, Director of the European Department at the IMF. The session provided an…

Republic of Kosovo attains BB- Credit Rating with Stable Outlook from Fitch:Sound Financial Sector and Prudent Policymaking of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Highlighted

20/04/2024
Kosovo achieves a significant milestone as it receives its inaugural credit rating of BB- with a stable outlook from a leading international credit rating agency "Fitch". The rating underscores Kosovo's robust financial sector and marks a pivotal moment in its journey towards financial progress with…

Governor Ismaili leads fruitful dialogues with high-level IMF officials at Spring Meetings being held in Washington D.C.

20/04/2024
Governor Ismaili of the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), accompanied by Deputy Governor Fusha, recently engaged in a series of constructive meetings with esteemed representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the 2024 Spring Meetings being held in Washington D.C. These sessions provided an…

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo strengthens Global Partnerships: Productive meetings in Washington D.C. with World Bank Group Leaders

19/04/2024
A high-level delegation from the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), led by Governor Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, held two important meetings with distinguished Vice Presidents of the World Bank (WB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), further cementing partnerships vital for Kosovo's financial sector…

CBK high-level delegation led by Governor Ismaili engages in productive meetings with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

19/04/2024
A high-level delegation from the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), led by Governor Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, Deputy Governor Mr. Fusha, Coordinator for International Cooperation Ms. Abazi, and Chief of Cabinet Mr. Zyfliu, met in Washington D.C. for constructive discussions with the team…

CBK delegation led by Governor Ismaili meets with high-level officials of World Bank and joins Cross-Border Payments Panel Discussion

18/04/2024
Governor Ismaili, Deputy Governor Fusha and the CBK team met with Ms. Xiaoqing Yu, Director for Western Balkans, Europe, and Central Asia, Mr. Paolucci, Country Manager, Mr. Natarajan, Practice Manager, Payments and Financial Inclusion, Mr. Guadamillas, FCI Europe and Central Asia, and their team at…

CBK delegation led by Governor Ismaili met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury

18/04/2024
A high-level delegation from the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), led by Governor Ahmet Ismaili, held constructive discussions with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mr. Luyen Tran, and his team at the Technical Assistance office (OTA) in…

Governor Ismaili meets the Chief Statistician of the International Monetary Fund, Bert Kroese – reforms and future developments in the field of statistics are discussed

17/04/2024
As part of the spring meetings at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) that are being held in Washington D.C., the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by his associates, held a…

Governor Ismaili welcomed in meeting by the Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank Group Mr. Jorge Familiar at the Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.

16/04/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, alongside his team, was welcomed by the Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank, Mr. Jorge Familiar, to the World Bank headquarters for fruitful discussions on reserve management and…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (statement and balance sheet 2024 March 2024

16/04/2024
According to the publication calendar, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has presented the statistics for Statements, Reserve Assets and Balance Sheet for the month of March 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of the CBK–at the end of March 2024 marked the value of…

A high-level delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo participates in the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington D.C.

15/04/2024
A high-level delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), headed by Governor Mr. Ahmet Ismaili is participating in the 2024 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), which are being held in Washington D.C. of the…

The IMF mission appreciates the achievements of CBK: The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has continued to advance an ambitious institutional reform agenda, in line with the 5-year Strategic Plan

05/04/2024
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr Sebastian Sosa, has visited the Republic of Kosovo during the period 18-24 March 2024 to hold discussions on the second review of the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF) Arrangement that our…

The statistics of the Balance of Payments for January 2024 have been published

29/03/2024
The CBK has published the statistics of the Balance of Payments (BoP) for January 2024 in accordance with the publication calendar. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The balance of payments by January 2024 was characterized by a current account surplus in the amount of EUR 12.4 million, showing a…

Financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions and remittances for February 2024

28/03/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, according to the calendar of publications, has presented the statistics for other financial institutions for February 2024, of remittances for January 2024 and the preliminary ones for February 2024. Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial…

Governor Ismaili welcomes a high-level delegation of the Treasury of World Bank – RAMP Program for Discussions on Reserve Management and Capacity Building

25/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by his team, welcomed a delegation from the World Bank's Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP), to the CBK for discussions on reserve management strategies and capacity building initiatives. Governor…

The CBK Executive Board approved the Manual on Risk-Based Supervision for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

25/03/2024
The Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 22 March 2024, approved the Manual on Risk-Based Supervision for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (PML/CFT). The purpose of this Manual is…

The statistics of commercial banks for February 2024 have been published

25/03/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the commercial banks' statistics for the month of February 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Commercial banks’ assets amounted 7.4 billion euros at the end of February 2024, marking an increase of 29.9 million euros, or 0.4% compared to the previous…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces a competition for the best video titled: “Take care of your money, secure your future”

22/03/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) announces a competition for students of grades X-XII of secondary high schools in Kosovo, to make a video about their concept of: Safe money management, how to beware of potential risks when shopping online, how to…

Measures and activities in the fight against counterfeit money – the fight against this phenomenon continues

22/03/2024
Money counterfeiting is one of the oldest criminal offenses and poses a danger and concern to all countries without exception. In order to preserve the integrity of money in circulation, the fight against this phenomenon is a daily activity of all responsible institutions without excluding…

Deputy Governor Shileku-Shala: The CBK engages and supports initiatives for the financial inclusion of women entrepreneurs

21/03/2024
“The engagement of Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova in the financial inclusion of women entrepreneurs is not only an objective, it is rather an investment in the future”, said Deputy Governor for General Functions, Mrs. Nesrin Shileku-Shala at the conference “Access to finance…

CBK and the Faculty of Economics sign a memorandum to further advance collaboration and activities related to economics, finance, and financial education

19/03/2024
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pristina “Hasan Prishtina” as part of the Global Money Week activities. The purpose of the agreement is to promote academic cooperation,…

The CBK award for young economists

19/03/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), with the aim of promoting scientific research, invites all young researchers to apply with their scientific work for the the CBK award to young economists. Through this call, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo…

Governor Ismaili meets with IMF Mission for Second Review of Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF) led by Mr. Sebastian Sosa – Mission Chief and Regional Resident Representative for Kosovo

18/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by his team, welcomed the visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission today, led by Mr. Sebastian Sosa – Mission Chief and Regional Resident Representative for Kosovo and accompanied by his…

The CBK signs the Cooperation Agreement in the field of Financial Education with representatives of the financial sector within the framework of the Global Money Week

18/03/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Financial Education with the representatives of the financial sector: Kosovo Banking Association (KBA), Association of Microfinance Institutions of Kosovo (AMIK) and the Kosovo Insurance Bureau (KIB).…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (statement and balance sheet) February 2024

15/03/2024
According to the calendar of publications, the CBK published its balance sheet, the statement and reserve assets for February 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The CBK's assets as of the end of February 2024 recorded an amount of EUR1.56 billion, representing a decrease of EUR 22.6 million compared…

Deputy Governor Fusha welcomed representatives of Banca d’Italia

14/03/2024
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Dardan Fusha and his team hosted the representatives of the Bank of Italy (Banca d’Italia), Mr. Gianluca Maddaloni and Mr. Roberto Zuccala, as part of the mission to support the CBK in the…

Governor Ismaili met with the team of experts from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank regarding the new project for Digital Financial Services

14/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, along with his team, held a meeting with the team of experts from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank to discuss the possibility of cooperation on the new…

Governor Ismaili met the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Montenegro for Kosovo, Bernard Çobaj

11/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, met with the charge d'affaires of the Embassy of Montenegro in our country, Mr Bernard Çobaj. At the beginning of the meeting, Governor Ismaili informed Mr. Çobaj of the current developments…

On January 31, 2024, the National Payment Council held its annual re-initiating meeting with expanded membership

08/03/2024
On January 31, 2024, the annual meeting of the National Payments Council (NPC) was held with expanded membership. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Dardan Fusha, Deputy Governor for Banking Operations at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo / Chairman of the Council.…

Governor Ismaili meets with IMF Mission expert Gabriel Andrade

07/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, together with the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Nesrin Shileku-Shala, met with the head of the expert team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Technical Assistance Mission in…

Governor Ismaili meets with Swedish Ambassador H. E. Jonas Westerlund

07/03/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, along with his colleagues, welcomed the Ambassador of Sweden to the country, Mr. Jonas Westerlund, accompanied by his associate, Mr. Samuel Naumovski Vickius. Governor Ismaili informed Ambassador Westerlund on the current…

Governor Ismaili meets with Governor Holzmann to strengthen institutional cooperation

05/03/2024
Governor Ismaili of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) met with Governor Holzmann of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) to discuss and enhance collaboration between our respective institutions. During the meeting, Governor Ismaili expressed sincere gratitude for the unwavering support provided by the…

The CBK through SMS notifies citizens regarding bank account access and the possibility of receiving funds in their Euro accounts

04/03/2024
Within the framework of the Plan for facilitated Implementation of the Regulation on Cash Operations, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo notifies the public that it is utilizing the operators to send citizens SMS messages about bank account access and the possibility of…

The statistics of the Balance of Payments of Kosovo for December 2023 have been published

01/03/2024
The CBK has published the Balance of Payments (BoP) for December 2023 in accordance with the publication calendar (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Balance of Payment by the end of December 2023 was characterized with a current account deficit in the amount of EUR 741.6 million, showing an improvement…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on 28 February 2024

29/02/2024
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 28 February 2024, made the following decisions: Decision on the approval of the Statute of the Committee on Governance, Ethics and Human Resources; Decision on the approval of the…

Governor Ismaili participates in the Ministerial of the six countries of the Western Balkans on the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) of the European Union

29/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (the CBK), Ahmet Ismaili, participated in the Ministerial within the framework of the Berlin Process "WB6 towards the Single Euro Payments Area of the European Union (SEPA)", which gathered in Tirana ministers and governors…

The CBK publishes financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions and remittances for January 2024

29/02/2024
According to the calendar of publications, the CBK published the statistics for other financial institutions for January 2024, as well as statistics of remittances for December 2023 and the preliminary ones for January 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries at…

The high delegation of the CBK in a meeting with the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels

28/02/2024
The delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (the CBK) consisting of the Governor, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and the Deputy Governor, Mr. Dardan Fusha was hosted in the meeting by the Head of the Mission, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo…

High-level CBK delegation meets with EU officials in Brussels

27/02/2024
A high-level delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) participated in a meeting with representatives of the European Union in Brussels, chaired by Mr. Miroslav Lajčák. During this meeting, the CBK delegation presented and explained the arguments related to the Regulation…

The CBK publishes the statistics of commercial banks for January 2024

26/02/2024
According to the calendar of publications, the CBK has published the statistics of commercial banks for January 2024 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of commercial banks have reached the value of EUR 7.36 billion at the end of January 2024, marking a decrease of EUR 185.3 million,…

Deputy Governor Fusha: CBK is advancing the regulatory framework and infrastructure for payment services towards inclusiveness and financial integration

21/02/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo is in the process of advancing the regulatory and supervisory framework and infrastructure in the field of digital payment services and the FinTech sector, stated the Deputy Governor for Banking Operations, Mr. Dardan Fusha at the founding…

Governor Ismaili meets with Ambassador of Austria, Georg Schnetzer

21/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, along with his colleagues, welcomed the Ambassador of Austria to the country, H. E. Mr. Georg Schnetzer, accompanied by Deputy Head of Mission, Ms. Clarissa Castek. Governor Ismaili informed Ambassador Schnetzer…

Governor Ismaili hosted in a meeting the Acting Director of the Financial Supervision Authority (AMF) of the Republic of Albania, Mimoza Kaçi

16/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, welcomed in a meeting the Acting General Executive Director of the Financial Supervision Authority (AMF) of the Republic of Albania, Ms. Mimoza Kaçi, whom he informed about the main developments in…

CBK: The number of 500 euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation and deposited in the CBK exceeds 180 thousand

16/02/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova announces that as a result of the Regulation on Cash Operations, the number of 500 euro banknotes deposited by citizens in commercial banks and then in the CBK, as money withdrawn from circulation, has exceeded 180,500 units,…

Governor Ismaili met the Ambassador of France, Olivier Guérot

16/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili joined by Deputy Governor Fusha met the Ambassador of the Republic of France in the country, H. E. Olivier Guérot accompanied by Mr. Pierre Grandjouan. Governor Ismaili has informed Ambassador Guérot…

CBK plan to facilitate the implementation of the Regulation on cash operations

12/02/2024
The CBK, as part of its activities to facilitate the effects of the implementation of the Regulation on cash operations in the specified communities, informs the public that it has already undertaken and is undertaking additional activities in the shortest possible term but no longer…

Governor Ismaili meets with Ambassador of Italy Antonello De Riu

12/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in the country, H. E. Antonello De Riu. During the meeting, Governor Ismaili informed Ambassador De Riu and his colleagues about the…

Governor Ismaili met the GET team headed by Mrs. Marie-Aimée Salopiata

10/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, and his associates, met the German Economic Team (GET) headed by Mrs. Marie-Aimée Salopiata, as part of efforts to address the issue of inclusion in the Green Card system of the…

CBK launches the TOLL-FREE line for citizens 0800 222-55

09/02/2024
In order to provide additional information in a simple and understandable way for the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo launched the TOLL-FREE line 0800 222-55. This line is dedicated to citizens of Serbian community who live…

Governor Ismaili met the Minister for Communities and Return, Nenad Rashiq

07/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, received the Minister for Communities and Return in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Nenad Rashiq.During this meeting, Governor Ismaili informed Minister Rashiq about the latest changes in the…

The CBK is holding a two-day workshop with the financial sector and the World Bank

02/02/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the course of the meeting of the National Payment Council, organized a workshop on 1 and 2 February, which is focused on the main topics concerning the payment system, directives of the European Union, practices of…

CBK: The number of beneficiaries who already have Payment Accounts with Basic Services exceeds the figure 320,000

01/02/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces that based on the latest available data, the number of accounts with basic services has exceeded the figure of 320 thousand beneficiaries, according to the determinations of Regulation on Access to Payment Account with Basic Services.…

Governor Ismaili meets with the delegation of the European Central Bank (ECB)

01/02/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by his team, welcomed for an introductory meeting a delegation from the European Central Bank, comprising Ms. Katalin Polgar, Ms. Julia Doleschel, and Mr. Tomas Slacik, who are on a…

Balance of payments statistics for November 2023 are published

01/02/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the balance of payments (BoP) statistics for the month of November 2023. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The balance of payments until the end of November 2023 was characterized by a current account deficit in the amount of EUR 703.1 million,…

The banking activity in Kosovo of Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd – Branch in Mitrovica comes to an end

31/01/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo informs the public that the banking activity of Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd - Branch in Mitrovica has come to an end. This action comes as a result of the supervisory dialogue in the period August-September 2023, which…

National Payments Council meets: The National Plan for financial inclusion and reduction of cash usage is being discussed

31/01/2024
The National Payments Council, in order to support reforms in the field of payments through the expansion of inclusion and increased cooperation between market actors in the payment system in the Republic of Kosovo, held the first meeting after re-functionalization, with expanded membership. This Council…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the European Central Bank agree on the extension of the REPO Line

31/01/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces that the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has granted an extension of the temporary Repo Line for the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo until January 31, 2025.  The terms of the…

Governor Ismaili received the heads of the Independent Media Commission in a meeting

30/01/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, hosted the chairperson of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Mr. Jeton Mehmeti and Mr. Faruk Rexhaj, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the IMC. Governor Ismaili has informed the heads of IMC…

Governor Ismaili met with the United States Ambassador to Kosovo, H. E. Jeffrey Hovenier

29/01/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by Deputy Governor Mr. Dardan Fusha, welcomed His Excellency Jeffrey Hovenier, Ambassador of the United States to Kosovo, accompanied by the Head of Economic Section, Mr. Micah Savidge, to the…

The CBK publishes financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions and remittances for December 2023

26/01/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published statistics for other financial institutions for December 2023, as well as statistics on remittances for November and preliminary statistics for December 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries at the end of December 2023…

The Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has been completed

24/01/2024
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo at the meeting held on 24 January 2024 has appointed two deputy governors, thus completing the Executive Board, according to the new Organizational Structure approved in November 2023, based on International recommendations and best…

Decisions of the Board of CBK taken on 24 January 2024

24/01/2024
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 24 January 2024, took the following decisions: Decision on the approval of the Statute of the Audit Committee of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo; Decision on…

The statistics of commercial banks for December 2023 have been published

24/01/2024
According to the publication calendar, the CBK has published the statistics of commercial banks for December 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Assets of commercial banks in December 2023 recorded an increase by EUR 333.8 million, or 5% compared to the previous month, thus, reaching a value of EUR 7.54…

Governor Ismaili met with the Ambassador of the EU Office in Kosovo, Tomáš Szunyog

23/01/2024
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili and the Deputy Governor Dardan Fusha hosted the Ambassador of the EU Office in Kosovo, His Excellency Mr. Szunyog, who was accompanied by Mrs. Annacarin Platon. During this meeting, they were briefed…

The CBK publishes the document “Frequently Asked Questions on the Regulation on Cash Operations”

18/01/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo as an independent constitutional institution, in order to provide the most accurate information to the public, and to address the questions received regarding the issue of using the Euro currency as the only means of payment, raised…

The CBK publishes guidelines for identifying genuine Euro banknotes and coins 💶 from fake ones

17/01/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic, within the framework of Financial Education, has compiled manuals showing technical and security features of Euro banknotes and coins.  Coins 🔵 Guidelines for the security features of all coins   🔗 https://bqk-kos.org/operacionet-bankare-3/paraja-ne-qarkullim/tiparet-e-sigurise-se-monedhave/ 🔵 Security features and protection against counterfeiting…

The CBK Board approved the Regulation on Cash Operations

17/01/2024
The Central Bank Board, at the meeting held on 27 December 2023, approved the Regulation on Cash Operations, which will enter into force on 1 February 2024. The purpose of this Regulation is to advance and define the regulatory standards for the professional performance of…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (statement and balance sheet) December 2023

15/01/2024
According to the calendar of publications, the CBK published the balance sheet, the statement of the CBK and reserve assets: December 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). In December 2023, the CBK assets reached the value of 1.64 billion euros, marking a decrease of 127.2 million euros compared to…

The CBK awards prizes for the best essays in the competition “I save smartly – I invest in my future”

11/01/2024
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the frame of Financial Education Program annual activities has organized the awarding ceremony for the best essay for high school students of grades X – XII. This competition was announced upon the occasion of marking the…

Notice on the postponement of the deadline for the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 “Insurance Contracts”

29/12/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) notifies insurers, legal audit companies and all involved stakeholders, regarding the postponement of the deadline for the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 "Insurance Contracts" in the Republic of Kosovo. This announcement is…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 27 December 2023

28/12/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 27 December 2023, rendered the following decisions: Decision on the approval of the Budget of the Central Bank for 2024; Decision on the approval of the Strategic Plan of…

Governor Ismaili unveils the annual presentation for 2023 to the media

28/12/2023
The country’s financial system is steady, stable, liquid and well capitalized, the quality of assets is adequate. Financial mediation has increased, while access to finance needs to be expanded, with emphasis on it under the most competitive and affordable conditions said the Governor of the…

Publication of financial statistics for other (not banking) financial institutions and remittances for November 2023

27/12/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the statistics for other financial institutions for November 2023; https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Also, the CBK published the remittances for October and the preliminary ones for November 2023.  Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries at the end…

Publication of Banking statistics for November 2023

23/12/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published banking statistics for November 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/ ), The assets of commercial banks in November 2023 increased by 33.2 million euros, which is 0.46% higher compared to the previous month, reaching the value of 7.20 billion euros. The…

Deputy Governor, Mr Dardan Fusha, met the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Albania, Ms Luljeta Minxhozi

22/12/2023
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Dardan Fusha, hosted the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Albania, Ms. Luljeta Minxhozi. In this meeting, the two Deputy Governors discussed the developments of the financial sector in both countries,…

Governor Ismaili meets the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo, Lulzim Rafuna

20/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, received the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Kosovo (CCK), Mr. Lulzim Rafuna, with whom he discussed the main developments of the financial sector, the CBK plans and expansion of…

Governor Ismaili met with Ambassador H.E. Ms. Vakali

13/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, together with his team, received in a meeting the Head of the Hellenic Liaison Office in Prishtina, Ambassador H.E. Ms. Heleni Vakali, accompanied by Mr. Kranias. During the meeting, the Governor…

Governor Ismaili on the agricultural financing and insurance project: There is great potential for support from the financial industry for crediting and insurance of the agricultural sector, financial support, mitigating risks and increasing sustainability

13/12/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFDR) and financial lending and insurance institutions, was part of the project “Agricultural Financing and Agricultural Insurance, Projects of the IFC…

Governor Ismaili holds a consultative meeting with the member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Piero Cipollone

12/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, together with the Deputy Governor, Mr. Dardan Fusha, held a virtual meeting with the member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Mr. Piero Cipollone, following the last meeting…

Governor Ismaili met the new Austrian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Georg Schnetzer

12/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, received in a meeting the new Ambassador of Austria in our country, His Excellency Mr. Georg Schnetzer, whom he congratulated on his duty and welcomed him to Kosovo. In this meeting,…

Governor Ismaili met with banks to conclude a series of meetings with the heads of the financial industry: He reveals the demands and expectations for the following years

12/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, together with his associates, met with the heads of commercial banks operating in our country, while concluding a series of meetings held with the heads of financial sector institutions. Governor Ismaili and…

Governor Ismaili meets with Turkish Ambassador, His Excellency Tunç Angılı

08/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, met with H.E. Tunç Angılı, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Kosovo, for an informative discussion. During the meeting, Governor Ismaili presented the ongoing activities and plans of the…

Governor Ismaili meets with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Kreshnik Ahmeti

08/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his associates met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mr. Kreshnik Ahmeti. In this meeting, the coordination of the membership issues of the Republic of Kosovo in…

Governor Ismaili meets officials of the European Union Office in Kosovo

06/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili with his associates met the officials from the European Union Office, Mr. Johannes Stenbaek Madsen - Head of Cooperation Sector and Ms. Paulina Stanoeva – Program Manager, whereby, among other things, they…

Governor Ismaili hosted in a meeting the Director for International Relations of the British Financial Supervisory Authority, Ruairi O’Connell

05/12/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosova, Ahmet Ismaili and his colleagues met the Director for International Relations of the British Financial Supervisory Authority (FCA), Ruairi O'Connell. Governor Ismaili and Deputy Governor Dardan Fusha in this meeting revealed the CBK's plans in order to…

The statistics of the external sector published

05/12/2023
According to the release calendar, the CBK published the Balance of Payments (BoP) statistics for the month of September 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Balance of payments until the end of September 2023 was characterized by a current account deficit in the amount of 391.1 million euros, which…

The Board of the Central Bank approved the Regulation on the Structure and Use of the Unique Identifier of the Payment Account (IBAN) for National and International Transactions

04/12/2023
The Board of the Central Bank, at the meeting of 29 November 2023, approved the Regulation on the Structure and Use of the Unique Identifier of the Payment Account for National and International Transactions, which will enable the equipment with the identification code (known as…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo gives additional instructions for increased caution from counterfeit coins in circulation

01/12/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), following the communication and instructions dated 7 November 2023, with the aim of additional instructions and clarification of the uncertainties raised, would like to inform the citizens and businesses that all denominations in Euro of genuine…

Financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions and remittances for October 2023 are published

27/11/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published statistics for other financial institutions for October 2023; https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/. At the same time, the remittances for September and the preliminary remittances for October 2023, were also published. Other financial intermediaries The assets of other financial intermediaries at…

CBK publishes banking statistics for October 2023

24/11/2023
According to the publication calendar, CBK published the banking statistics for the month of October 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of commercial banks in October 2023 have increased by 11.7 million euros, which is 0.16% higher compared to the previous month, reaching the value of 7.17…

Governor Ismaili hosted the heads of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund in a meeting

24/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, hosted the heads of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) headed by the chairperson of the Board of Directors, Mr. Agan Azemi, the Managing Director, Mr. Besnik Berisha and the Board Member…

Governor Ismaili met with the Working Group of the Committee for Economy for overseeing the implementation of the Law on Foreign Trade

24/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili with his associates met the Working Group for overseeing the implementation of the Law on Foreign Trade, composed of the parliamentarians Mr. Hyseni, Mr. Thaçi and Coordinator of Committees in the Assembly…

Governor Ismaili met with German Deputy Ambassador Matthias Conrad

22/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili with his associates met the Deputy Ambassador of the German Federation in our country, who is also Head of the Economic Section, Mr. Matthias Conrad. Governor Ismaili and Deputy Governor Dardan Fusha…

Governor Ismaili hosted the senior delegation from CIPFA that is staying in the Republic of Kosovo

21/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili and his associates hosted the senior delegation of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), based in London, represented by Mr Hamid, International Director, and Mr Watkins, Senior International Lead.…

The Executive Board of the IMF evaluates the progress of the CBK: The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has a new momentum in the implementation of reforms and is working on strengthening its governing structures

17/11/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) is working to strengthen its governance structures, with the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is stated in the latest review of the IMF Executive Board on the Stand-By Agreement and the Program for…

A high delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo headed by Governor Ismaili is participating in high-level meetings at the European Central Bank

16/11/2023
A high delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), headed by Governor Ahmet Ismaili, is participating in high-level meetings at the European Central Bank (ECB) with the governors and deputy governors from six Western Balkan countries, regarding integration into the European…

CBK publishes statistics (statement and balance sheet) for October 2023

16/11/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the balance sheet, the statement of the CBK and reserve assets - October 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/), CBK's assets in October 2023 reached the amount of 1.84 billion euros, marking a decrease of 85.3 million euros compared to the…

Governor Ismaili discloses the requirements and expectations from non-banking financial institutions with lending activity

15/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili hosted the managers from non-banking financial institutions with lending, leasing and factoring activities, where they discussed about developments, challenges and perspective of the market development in the country. The review of the…

Governor Ismaili: Advancement and digitization of financial services, alternative financing products contributes to financial inclusion, increasing competition, reducing informality and integration in regional and EU countries

14/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, in the introductory remarks of the conference “Banks, fintechs and businesses: Building synergies for accelerating access to finance”, co-organized by USAID from the CBK, emphasized that the highest financial institution in the…

Governor Ismaili discloses expectations and requirements to non-banking financial institutions

13/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, and Deputy Governor Dardan Fusha hosted a meeting with the heads of non-banking financial institutions to discuss the development, challenges, and market development perspectives, with a focus on due diligence, risks, and supervision aspects. The…

Governor Ismaili met with the deans of economic faculties, they discussed on the cooperation of the CBK and academic institutions

13/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, together with the Deputy Governor Dardan Fusha, met with the deans of the faculties of economics, whereby they discussed regarding inter-institutional cooperation in many fields, including research and scientific conferences. During the…

Advancing the CBK’s cash operations in cooperation with the Banca d’Italia

10/11/2023
In the framework of Phase II of the Program for Strengthening the Capacity of Central Banks in the Western Balkans with the Aim of Integration into the European System of Central Banks, on 7 - 8 November 2023, in the Central Bank of the Republic…

Governor Ismaili reveals the requirements and expectations from the insurance industry such as the necessary developments and the advancement of financial protection services for policyholders

09/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, hosted the leaders of insurance companies in a meeting, where he discussed the developments, challenges and prospects of the market development of this industry.Focus of the meeting was the need to increase…

Governor Ismaili: Continuing professional education and the quality of financial reporting and auditing affect the financial stability maintenance and private sector development

08/11/2023
The ongoing professional education and the quality of financial reporting and auditing affect the financial stability maintenance and private sector development, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, stated. Governor Ismaili, during the introductory speech at the conference “Creation…

Governor Ismaili is hosted at the meeting by the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, Glauk Konjufca

08/11/2023
In the round of meetings with the heads of the constitutional institutions, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili attended a working meeting with the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Glauk Konjufca. During the…

Governor Ismaili hosted in a meeting by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti

07/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, was hosted in a working meeting by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Albin Kurti. During this meeting, Governor Ismaili informed Prime Minister Kurti about the latest developments and…

Joint statement from the meeting held between the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo regarding the fight against money counterfeiting

07/11/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in coordination with the Kosovo Police, the Kosovo Forensic Agency, the Kosovo Customs, the Kosovo Tax Administration, the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Market Inspectorate and the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, recognizing the importance of the supply with cash…

Governor Ismaili was hosted in a meeting by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani

03/11/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Ahmet Ismaili, was hosted in a working meeting by the President of the Republic of Kosovo. Mrs. Vjosa Osmani. During this meeting, Governor Ismaili briefed President Osmani regarding the latest developments in the financial…

The statistics of the external sector have been published

02/11/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the Balance of Payments (BP) statistics for the month of August 2023. (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The balance of payments until the end of August 2023 was characterized by a current account deficit in the amount of 220.2 million euros,…

Governor Ismaili on the World Savings Day: the CBK, through financial education, aims to raise the awareness of citizens on the importance of finances and savings

31/10/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova, through financial education, will contribute to raise awareness among citizens on the importance of financial responsibility for savings in the future. This is what Governor Ahmet Ismaili said in the lecture on the World Savings Day held…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova announces an Essay competition with the title “I save smartly – I invest in my future”

31/10/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosova (CBK) announces a competition for students of grades X-XII of Kosovo’s high schools to write papers (Essay) on their concept of savings: what are savings, how to create the habit of saving money, why savings are important…

Governor Ismaili: the CBK is working on advancing the regulatory framework related to the appraisal of immovable properties by the financial sector

27/10/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo attaches special importance to the appraisal of immovable properties by the financial sector, Governor Ahmet Ismaili said at the forum on "Approximate market value as well as and sale and purchase prices of immovable properties". In the…

Governor Ismaili hosted in an introductory meeting the Board of the Kosovo Pension Savings Fund

27/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his team met with the Board members of the Kosovo Pension Savings Fund (Trust), led by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Emanuel Bajra, accompanied by Ms. Mimoza Mustafa,…

CBK and IPA coordinate actions for the security and data protection of the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo

26/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, welcomed in the meeting the Commissioner for Information and Privacy Agency (IPA), Mrs. Krenare Sogojeva-Dërmaku. During the meeting, it was discussed that the CBK and the IPA should coordinate actions…

The CBK Award to Young Economists

26/10/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), with the aim of promoting research, within the framework of financial education, invites all researchers to participate in the CBK Award to Young Economists. In this regard, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces…

Decisions of the CBK Board on October 26, 2023

26/10/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on October 26, 2023, decided to appoint Mr Dardan Fusha as Deputy Governor for Banking Operations of the Central Bank.Additionally, the Board was informed of the Governor's/Executive Board's Monthly Report.

Financial statistics for other (non-bank) financial institutions, remittances and trade in goods for September 2023 are published

26/10/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published statistics for other financial institutions for September 2023; (https://bqk-kos.org/statistics/time-series/?lang=en). Simultaneously, the remittances for August and the preliminary ones for September 2023 were published.Other financial intermediariesThe assets of other financial intermediaries at the end of September 2023 have…

Governor Ismaili: the CBK is committed to maintaining the stability of the financial system related to cyber security, with inter-institutional coordination and financial education

25/10/2023
The cyber threat continues to evolve and become more complex amid on-going digitization, increased dependencies on third parties and geopolitical tensions, while the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo remains committed to maintaining the stability of the banking and financial system in the country,…

Banking statistics for September 2023 are published

23/10/2023
According to the calendar of publications, the CBK published banking statistics for September 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). The assets of commercial banks in September 2023 have increased by around 67.6 million euros compared to the previous month. In September 2023, the value of the assets of commercial…

The completion of the IMF Team Mission: The election of the Governor of the CBK has provided new impetus to the implementation of fiscal and financial reforms in Kosovo

18/10/2023
An International Monetary Fund Mission led by Mr. Gabriel Di Bella has visited the Republic of Kosovo during   September 25 – October 6,2023, to conduct discussions on the first reviews of Kosovo’s precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and the Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF) Arrangement with…

Governor Ismaili speaks regarding the challenges of the insurance sector at the international conference held in Tirana: This market has great potential for further development

18/10/2023
Under the organization of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Albania (MFE), the Financial Supervision Authority (FSA), the World Bank (WB), the Swiss Embassy and Finance For Development (F4D), the conference " Insurance Sector Development   - Opportunities and Challenges in Southeastern…

The Governor of the CBK hosted in a meeting the Team of Finance in Motion GmbH – European Fund for South East Europe, Office in Kosovo

17/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili with collaborators, hosted today in a meeting Mrs Venera Hoxha, Head of the Finance in Motion GmbH – European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), Office in Kosovo and Albania, together with…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (Statement and Balance Sheet), September 2023

16/10/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the Balance Sheet, the Statement of the CBK and Reserve Assets: September 2023 Time Series | Banka Qendrore e Republikës së Kosovës (bqk-kos.org) The CBK assets, in September 2023, have increased by 29.5 million euros. The value…

Governor Ismaili after CBK’s membership in the World Bank Treasury’s RAMP Program: This Agreement marks a significant progress in our institutional relations

16/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and Mr. Jorge Familiar, Vice President of World Bank and Director of the Treasury signed the agreement for CBK's membership in the Reserves Advisory and Management Partnership Program (RAMP) with…

Governor Ismaili met governors of central banks and senior representatives of world financial institutions in Marrakesh

13/10/2023
The governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Ahmet Ismaili, on the fourth day of his stay at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) that are being held in Marrakesh, has held meetings…

During his stay in Marrakesh, Governor Ismaili continues to hold meetings with senior officials of the IMF, WB and IFC

12/10/2023
During his stay in Marrakesh, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Ahmet Ismaili, continues to hold meetings with senior officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). On the third…

CBK and the Lietuvos bankas begin bilateral cooperation in the field of IT security

12/10/2023
Within Phase II of the Program for Strengthening the Capacities of Central Banks in the Western Balkans with the Aim of Integration to the European System of Central Banks, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) started implementing a bilateral measure with the…

Governor Ismaili held meetings with senior officials of the IMF and the World Bank in Marrakesh

11/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Ahmet Ismaili, has held meetings with senior officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB).During the participation in the annual meetings of the IMF and the WB, Governor Ismaili…

A senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo is participating in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

09/10/2023
A senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Governor Ahmet Ismaili, accompanied by the Chairman of the Board, Bashkim Nurboja, and the Acting Director of Banking Supervision, Blerim Terziqi, is participating in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary…

Governor Ismaili participates in the International Economic Conference organized by KASA and ASA

09/10/2023
Under the organization of the Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts (KASA) and the Academy of Sciences of Albania (ASA), the international conference "Challenges and perspectives of economic cooperation Kosovo-Albania and the region" is being held in Prishtina. In his welcoming speech, the Governor of…

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, visited the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

05/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, welcomed in an official meeting the Governor of the Bank of Albania (BoA), Mr. Gent Sejko. Governor Sejko in his visit to the CBK, personally congratulated Governor Ismaili on his…

Governor Ismaili at the Forum for Sustainable Finance: The CBK committed to strengthening financial stability related to environmental risks in the Republic of Kosovo

05/10/2023
With the co-organization of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), the Association of Banks of Kosovo (ABK), the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and the Network for the Sustainability of Banks and Finances, in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs…

The Governor of the CBK welcomed in a meeting the new Director of the International Finance Corporation for the Western Balkans

04/10/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili, together with his associates, welcomed today in a meeting the new Director of the International Finance Corporation for the Western Balkan countries, Mr. Nicolas Marquier with his team. Mr. Marquirer congratulated…

Governor Ismaili met with senior leaders of the Council of Bureaux for Green Card in Brussels

04/10/2023
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr Ahmet Ismaili, met the senior leaders of the Council of Bureaux in Brussels, Mrs Sandra Schwarz – President and Mrs Greet Flore – Managing Director. Representatives from the Kosovo Insurance Bureau and officers…

The statistics of the external sector are published

04/10/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the statistics of the Balance of Payments (BoP) for July 2023, the International Investment Position, the External Debt of Kosovo and Financial Accounts for the second quarter of 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/).Balance of Payments, until the end of July…

Governor Ismaili is attending the International Forum hosted by the National Bank of North Macedonia

02/10/2023
At the invitation of the Governor of the National Bank of North Macedonia, Mrs. Anita Angelovska Bezhoska, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the staff are attending the International Forum on “Resurgence of Inflation and the New Geopolitical Realities,…

Guverner CBK g. Ismaili primio je na sastanku šefa EBRD-a za Kosovo

28/09/2023
Guverner Centralne banke Republike Kosovo, g. Ahmet Ismaili sa saradnicima, primio je danas na sastanku šefa EBRD-a za Kosovo, g. Sergiy Maslichenko. G. Maslichenko je zajedno sa njegovim timom čestitao guverneru g. Ismailiju na imenovanju na funkciji guvernera CBK i ponudili su mu saradnju i…

The Governor of the CBK Mr Ismaili welcomed the senior IMF delegation from Washington in a meeting

27/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Ahmet Ismaili together with his collaborators, welcomed the IMF delegation in a meeting today, led by the Head of the Mission in Washington, Mr. Gabriel Di Bella.The mission team will stay for a…

The financial statistics, remittances and trade in goods for August, 2023, for other financial institutions (non-banks) are published

26/09/2023
The financial statistics, remittances and trade in goods for August, 2023, for other financial institutions (non-banks) are published The CBK, according to the publication calendar, has published the statistics for other financial institutions for August, 2023; https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). Simultaneously, the remittances data for the month of…

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ismaili, participates in the Berlin Process Forum of Economic Ministers in Tirana

26/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ismaili, participates in the Berlin Process Forum of Economic Ministers in the framework of the Berlin process in Tirana, titled "Common Regional Market - a Stepping Stone towards EU Single Market".In this high-level…

Governor Ismaili met with the EU Ambassador in Kosovo Mr. Szunyog

25/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ismaili and his colleagues, welcomed  today in a meeting the Ambassador of the European Union in Kosovo, Mr. Tomas Szunyogand Mrs. Eva Palatova the Acting Head of the EU office. Governor Ismaili disclosed…

Bank statistics for August 2023 are published

23/09/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published banking statistics for August 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/), The specific indicators that characterized the banking sector during this period were: Assets and investments Assets of commercial banks, in August 2023, recorded an increase of about 148.8 million euros compared…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo participates in the Program against counterfeit euro banknotes and coins

22/09/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo participated in the training program for the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo that deal with the fight against counterfeit money with special emphasis on euro banknotes and coins, which was organized on 20 and 21 September…

The Governor welcomed the high delegation of the United States Embassy

21/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ismaili, welcomed in a meeting the newly appointed Mr Micah Savidge - Head of the Economic Sector and Mr Alexander Albertine - Director of the US Office of Economic Growth (USAID) in Kosovo.…

Governor of CBK, Ahmet Ismaili, with his colleagues, received the Executive Director of OEGJK, Nora Hasani

19/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, and his colleagues, welcomed the Executive Director of the German-Kosovar Business Association, Mrs Nora Hasani. The governor thanked Mrs Hasani for the work and contribution of the German-Kosovar Business Association in…

The Central Bank and the Chamber of Doing Business agree to increase cooperation

19/09/2023
In the meeting discussed the issues and challenges faced by the businesses represented by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. On this occasion, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Doing Business, Mr Skender Krasniqi, emphasized that they have built bridges…

Governor Ismaili met with the delegation of the World Bank’s Financial Sector Advisory Committee (FinSAC), chaired by Mr. Vahe Vardanyan

19/09/2023
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, and his associates, welcomed in a meeting the delegation of the Financial Sector Program (FinSAC) of the World Bank based in Vienna, chaired by Mr Vahe Vardanyan.  Mr Vardanyan together with his…

Publication of statistics for the CBK (statement and balance sheet) 2023

15/09/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the balance sheet and the statement of the CBK: August 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/). CBK's assets in August 2023 have increased by 76.6 million euros. The value of CBK's assets on 31 August 2023 was around 1.9 billion euros.…

Governor Ismaili handed over certificates for students who completed the professional internship program for 2023 in CBK

13/09/2023
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Ahmet Ismaili, handed over certificates for the students of public universities and private colleges, who successfully completed the professional internship program for 2023 in CBK.On this occasion, Governor Ismaili congratulated students for their behavior…

Governor Ismaili received the new head of the IMF Regional Office for the Western Balkans, Mr. Sebastian Sosa

06/09/2023
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his colleagues welcomed in the meeting Mr. Sebastian Sosa, the new head of the IMF's Regional Office for the Western Balkans in Vienna, which also covers Kosovo. Former head Mrs. Stephanie…

Governor Ismaili received the head of the World Bank Office for Kosovo and North Macedonia Mr. Paolucci

06/09/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his colleagues welcomed in the meeting Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci, head of the World Bank Office for Kosovo and North Macedonia and his team. Governor Ismaili thanks the World Bank for…

The Board of CBK approves the Regulation on the Kosovo Interbank Payment System

04/09/2023
On 31 August 2023, the Board of the Central Bank has approved the amendments to the Regulation on the Kosovo Interbank Payment System - KIPS, with the aim to increase the efficiency of payment services, as well as to reflect the aim at expanding the…

Balance of Payments statistics for the month of June 2023 are published

02/09/2023
According to the publication calendar, the CBK published the Balance of Payments (BP) statistics for the month of June 2023 (https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/), The balance of payments until the end of June 2023 was characterized by a current account deficit, which marked a value of 502.7 million…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 31 August 2023

31/08/2023
At the meeting held on 31 August 2023, the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo made the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the Regulation on the Interbank Payment System.• Decision on the Approval of the Regulation for the Management…

Governor of CBK Mr. Ismaili met the Head of the Office for Kosovo and North Macedonia of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mr. Perani

30/08/2023
The meeting discussed the expansion of cooperation in various fields within the mandate of the two institutions, including: corporate governance, international cooperation and representation, financing of projects in the country, views on the draft law on microfinance institutions, financial inclusion and sustainable financing.The two sides…

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, congratulates the Governor Mr. Ahmet Ismaili

28/08/2023
Dear Governor Ismaili: Please accept my sincere congratulations o your appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. I wish you and your colleagues every success in your efforts to continue to promote economic stability, foster financial inclusivity, and maintain…

Governor Ahmet Ismaili receives congratulatory letter from the Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Kammer

28/08/2023
Dear Governor Ismaili Please accept my warmest congratulations on your appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. We have enjoyed excellent cooperation with Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, and I trust that we will continue our strong…

Financial statistics, remittances and trade in goods for July 2023 for other financial institutions (non-banks) are published

28/08/2023
Following the publication of banking statistics for July 2023 (on 23 August 2023, https://bqk-kos.org/statistikat/serite-kohore/), CBK, according to the publication calendar, published the statistics for other financial institutions for July 2023. Simultaneously, the remittances for June and the preliminary ones for July 2023 were published. Assets…

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo met with the leaders of the Kosovo Banking Association

25/08/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Ahmet Ismaili and his associates met with the Chair of the Board of Kosovo Banking Association, Mr. Suat Bakkal and the Director of the Kosovo Banking Association, Mr. Petrit Balija.In this meeting, they…

The Governor of the Bank of Albania Mr. Gent Sejko congratulates Mr. Ahmet Ismaili on the occasion of his election to the position of the Governor of the CBK

23/08/2023
On the occasion of your election to the position of Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, it is my special pleasure to send you, on behalf of the Bank of Albania and in my own name, the best wishes for a…

The decisions of the CBK Board taken on 10 August 2023

10/08/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 10 August 2023, took the following decisions:• Decision to repeal Decision No. 6/2023; • Decision to appoint Mr Dardan Fusha as Acting Deputy Governor for Banking Operations.

President Osmani decreed Mr. Ahmet Ismaili in the post of governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo

10/08/2023
The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, after the decision of the Assembly of Kosovo, decreed the new governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Ahmet Ismaili. The decree was made pursuant to Article 84, points (4, 27) of the Constitution of the Republic…

Decisions of the Board of CBK of 3 August 2023

03/08/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 3 August 2023, made the following decisions: • Decision on the revision of the Budget of 2023. • Decision on the approval of the financial statements of CBK for…

The Regulation on the inclusion of all citizens in the financial market comes into force

01/08/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on 20 December 2022, has approved the Regulation on access to payment accounts with basic services which comes into force on 1 August 2023, with the exception of Article 5, paragraph 4, which comes…

Acting Governor Nurboja hosted representatives of the International Monetary Fund at a meeting

01/08/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bashkim Nurboja, together with the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Nexhat Kryeziu, hosted the representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who are staying in Kosovo. The meeting discussed the current developments in…

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Financial Intelligence Unit is signed

14/07/2023
On 14 July 2023, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Financial Intelligence Unit.This memorandum was signed in the spirit of cooperation and mutual interest and aims to facilitate the exchange of information and the building of…

Ahmet Ismaili is elected Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

14/07/2023
Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, in the plenary session held on 13 July 2023, elected Mr. Ahmet Ismaili as the new Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo.There were two candidates for Governor, Ahmet Ismaili and Lulzim Ismajli, and 61 MPs…

Press Release

10/07/2023
Pursuant to the Law No. 03/L-209 on Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, the Panel for the selection of the Governor of the Central Bank has sent to the Assembly of Kosovo and the Government, the list of selected candidates as follows:Ahmet Ismaili   -…

Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund Constituency are held in Prishtina

03/07/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers hosted Constituency meetings with the member states of the Constituency of the World Bank and the IMF, which were held this year in Prishtina.Constituency meetings of the World Bank…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 26 June 2023

26/06/2023
The Central Bank Board of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 26 June 2023, made the following decisions: Decision on the approval of the Annual Report for 2022. Decision on the approval of the Financial Statements of the CBK for 2022.

CBK Board decisions on 19 June 2023

22/06/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 19 June 2023, was notified of the Governor's/Executive Board's monthly report.

CBK supports the green agenda in the financial sector

20/06/2023
The Acting Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Nexhat Kryeziu, participated the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Association of Kosovo Banks for promoting Sustainable Financing and Environmental, Social and Governance Standards. The assessment and management of financial…

CBK awarded prizes for the best essays in the “Plan your money, plant your future” competition

19/06/2023
In the wake of the annual activities that it develops within the Financial Education Program, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has organized the awarding ceremony for the best Essay, a competition announced during the marking of Global Money Week, with the motto…

Acting Governor Nurboja received the IMF Mission in a meeting

16/06/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bashkim Nurboja, together with the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Nexhat Kryeziu, have received in a meeting the IMF Mission that is staying in Kosovo and is being led by Wouter Bossu, head…

Five candidates for professional members of the KPST are proposed to the Assembly

12/06/2023
Committee for selection of candidates for members of the Board of Directors of the KPST, consisting of the Acting Governor of the CBK, Bashkim Nurboja (chairman), the Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Hekuran Murati, and the Auditor General, Vlora Spanca, today proposed to the…

The Acting Governor Nurboja participated in the Conference organized by the IMF and the National Bank of Croatia

05/06/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bashkim Nurboja, participated in the conference organized by the International Monetary Fund, together with the National Bank of Croatia “Navigating the future – Policymaking in Choppy Waters: Fostering Resilience in Central and South-Eastern…

Governor Nurboja participated in the Summit of Governors in Bečić, Montenegro

30/05/2023
Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bashkim Nurboja has participated in the Summit of Ministers of Finance, Governors of Central Banks and Directors of Tax Administrations of the region that is being held in Bečić, Montenegro.The topic of discussion of…

Governor Nurboja receives the Turkish Ambassador Angili in a meeting

22/05/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bashkim Nurboja, accompanied by the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Nexhat Kryeziu, received the ambassador of Turkey to our country, Tunç Angili. In this meeting, the latest developments regarding the financial sector and…

CBK is committed to solving the problems of journalists from Afghanistan

15/05/2023
The Acting Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Nexhat Kryeziu, has met the representatives of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo and the Association of Banks of Kosovo. In this meeting, it was discussed about the refusal of some commercial banks to open accounts for Afghan…

CBK and KCA meet on competition issues in the financial sector

08/05/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bashkim Nurboja and Acting Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Mr. Nexhat Kryeziu, have received the Chairman of the Kosovo Competition Authority, Ms. Neime Binaku-Isufi and Acting General Director, Mr. Selajdin Beqa.In this…

CBK congratulates the World Press Freedom Day

03/05/2023
Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bashkim Nurboja, has congratulated all journalists on the World Press Freedom Day.In his congratulation, Mr. Nurboja emphasized that media freedom and free speech are essential for a free and democratic society."CBK continues to…

Governor Nurboja: The number of businesses with women owners continues to increase

27/04/2023
The Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bashkim Nurboja, has said that bank lending continues to be a very important and stable source of financing for the private sector in Kosovo, including those led by women.On the occasion of…

The high delegation of the CBK concludes its participation in the spring meetings of the IMF and the WB

18/04/2023
The high delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, headed by the Acting Governor, Mr. Bashkim Nurboja and Ms. Nora Latifi Jashari, Acting Deputy Governor for Banking Operations, have completed their participation in the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and…

Press release – 18.04.2023

18/04/2023
The commission for selection of candidates for members of the Governing Board of the Kosovo Pension Savings Trust (KPST) announces that the competition for 5 professional members, 1 employee representative member and 1 employer representative member has been re-announced. Full information about this competition can…

Senior CBK delegation participates in IMF and WB spring meetings

14/04/2023
A senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by Acting Governor, Bashkim Nurboja and Nora Latifi Jashari, Acting Deputy Governor for Banking Operations are taking part in the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which…

Cooperation with Central Bank of Austria in the field of Risk Management

13/04/2023
Under Phase II of the Programme for Strengthening the Central Bank Capacities in the Western Balkans with a view to the Integration to the European System of Central Banks, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has commenced implementing a bilateral measure with…

PRESS RELEASE

07/04/2023
The Commission for selection of candidates for members of the KPST Board of Directors, consisting of the temporary Governor of the CBK, Mr. Bashkim Nurboja (chairman), Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Mr. Hekuran Murati, and the Auditor General, Mrs. Vlora Spanca, today held a…

CBK Board Press Release

29/03/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on March 29, 2023, made the following decision: Taking into account the circumstances created as a result of the end of the mandate of the Governor of the Central Bank,…

Decisions of the CBK Board on March 29, 2023

29/03/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on March 29, 2023, made the following decision: Taking into account the circumstances created as a result of the end of the mandate of the Governor of the Central Bank,…

The Constitutional Court rejects the request of the SC ” Kosova e Re “

28/03/2023
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kosovo has deemed inadmissible the request of the company "Fitorja" sh.p.k., for contesting the constitutionality of the Judgment of [ARJ.no.134/2021] of December 29, 2021 of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kosovo in connection with the decision…

Governor Mehmeti held the closing conference of his mandate

28/03/2023
The governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, has held the last conference in his position as the head of the CBK. He said that despite the difficulties it has faced, CBK has managed to implement its objectives, ensuring a…

Governor Mehmeti met the executive director of the IMF for Kosovo

27/03/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, welcomed the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Mr. Daniel Palotai, and the head of the Mission of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Mr. Gabriel Di Bella.…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo marks the beginning of the activities of the International Money Week

21/03/2023
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has opened the International Money Week, an activity which is now traditionally celebrated in Kosovo.In front of the students of the "Sami Frashëri" High School, the Governor, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, spoke about the role of the CBK…

Governor Mehmeti received the IMF mission in the meeting

14/03/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, led by the head of the International Monetary Fund Mission for Kosovo, Mr. Gabriel Di Bella and Ms. Stephanie Eble, representative of the…

Decisions of the CBK Board on February 28, 2023

01/03/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on February 28, 2023, issued the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Bank Reporting;• Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Liquidity Risk Management;• Decision…

The bilateral cooperation project between CBK and the Central Bank of Luxembourg with the aim of advancing the funds’ management function begins

22/02/2023
Within Phase II of the Program for Strengthening the Capacities of Central Banks in the Western Balkans with the Aim of Integration in the European System of Central Banks, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo started implementing a bilateral measure with the Central…

Governor Mehmeti met representatives of the American Embassy

10/02/2023
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has received at the meeting, Mr.Richard Heater, Economic and Commercial Officer at the Embassy of the United States of America in our country. In this meeting, the latest developments in the…

The Board of CBK elected Prof. Bashkim Nurbojën as the Chairman of the CBK’s Board

06/02/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has elected Bashkim Nurboja as Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Kosovo.Mr. Nurboja is a University Professor in the field of economics, with a PhD completed at the University of Ljubljana…

Decisions of the CBK Board on February 3, 2023

03/02/2023
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on February 3, 2023, made the following decision: Mr. Bashkim Nurboja has been elected chairman of the Board of the Central Bank. Also, the Board was informed of the Governor's/Executive…

The IMF appreciates the cooperation with Governor Mehmeti

02/02/2023
The International Monetary Fund has highly appreciated the cooperation with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti.In a published text, the IMF has mentioned technical assistance through the Financial Sector Stability Review (FSSR).This institution quoted Governor Mehmeti, who…

Press Release

02/02/2023
After the completion of procedural actions, today on 01.02.2023, the list of candidates for the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo was sent to the Assembly of Kosovo and the Government, as follows: Ahmet Ismaili - 35.3 points, Nexhat kreeziu - 34.0…

Press Release

26/01/2023
Pursuant to the Law No. 03/L-209 on Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, as well as the criteria set in the competition to fill the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, the Panel responsible for selecting the candidates for the…

CBK develops cooperation with supervisory authorities of EU countries in the field of actuarial assessments in insurance supervision

19/01/2023
Within the framework of Phase II of the Program for Strengthening the Capacities of Central Banks in the Western Balkans with the Aim of Integration into the European System of Central Banks, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo started implementing a bilateral measure…

Governor Mehmeti for Le Canton27.ch: The Kosovar diaspora last year brought 3 billion euros to Kosovo, Switzerland alone over 600 million CHF

11/01/2023
The governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, has given a balance of financial inflows from the Albanian diaspora in Kosovo during the past year to the Swiss newspaper in Albanian Le Canton27.ch. According to the Kosovo Governor, the Albanian diaspora from Switzerland…

Governor Mehmeti presented the economic and financial developments during 2022

27/12/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, presented to the media the developments in the economy and the financial sector. At the year-end conference, Governor Mehmeti said that despite all the difficulties that was facing, the CBK has…

Decisions of the CBK Board on December 20, 2022

22/12/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on December 20, 2022, made the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the CBK Budget for 2023;• Decision on the approval of the Regulation for access to payment accounts…

Press release

12/12/2022
Based on Law no. 03/L-209 for the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and based on the criteria defined in the announcement for filling of 1 (one) position for non-executive member in the Board of the Central Bank, the Panel for the selection of…

Clarification for the opinion

05/12/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo wants to assure all citizens that the banking sector is safe and there is no need to panic. Despite the various technological challenges, CBK in cooperation with the Association of Banks of Kosovo and commercial banks, have…

Decisions of the CBK Board on November 29, 2022

30/11/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on November 29, 2022, made the following decisions: • Decision on the approval of the CBK's quarterly statements for the third quarter. Also, the Board of the Central Bank was…

Governor Mehmeti was received at the meeting by the President of the Assembly Mr.Glauk Konjufca

29/11/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti was received by the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Glauk Konjufca, on which occasion Governor Mehmeti congratulated him on his election to the position of the President…

Governor Mehmeti: The international arbitration recognized the fair decision of the CBK

22/11/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, said that the victory of the international arbitration process against the financial institution Iute Credit proved that the CBK was and remains confident in the legality and proportionality of the decisions, in…

Decisions of the CBK Board on November 15, 2022

16/11/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on November 15, 2022, made the following decisions: • Decision on the appointment of the panel for the selection of the Governor of the Central Bank. Also, the Board of…

Governor Mehmeti met the French Ambassador in Kosovo

15/11/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has received the new ambassador of France in our country, Mr. Olivier Guérot. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador about the latest developments in the financial sector, which continues…

Concluding statement of the Mission under Article IV for the year 2022 is presented

07/11/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, and the head of the mission of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Gabriel di Bella, have presented the concluding statement of the IMF mission within the framework of Article IV. Governor…

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces an Essay competition with the title: “Savings prepare you for the future”

01/11/2022
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) announces a competition for students of grades X-XII of Kosovo's high schools to write papers (Essays) on their concept of savings: what are savings, how to create the habit of saving money, how to spend money in…

CBK marks the International Savings Day

01/11/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, marked the International Savings Day, through a lecture with the students of the "Hoxhe Kadri Prishtina" High School of Economics. The Coordinator for General Functions, Labinot Preniqi, said that the organization of educational activities by CBK aims…

Governor Mehmeti hosted representatives of Israeli businesses in a meeting

28/10/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has hosted representatives of Israeli businesses, led by Mrs. Ronit Hasin Hochman, CEO and co-founder of the Improvate Group. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti, among other things, informed the attendees about…

Governor Mehmeti hosted the representatives of the IMF in a meeting

27/10/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, today hosted representatives of the International Monetary Fund, led by the head of the mission for Kosovo, Mr. Gabriel Di Bella.In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the representatives of the IMF…

Governor Mehmeti was received at an official meeting at the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve

17/10/2022
During today's day, at the offices of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, Governor Mehmeti was received in an official meeting by Governor Lisa DeNell Cook. Governor Mehmeti first informed Governor Cook about the role of the Central Bank of the Republic…

Governor Mehmeti continues meetings with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

14/10/2022
During his stay at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Governor Mehmeti is continuing the meetings with representatives of these two institutions. Governor Mehmeti has held meetings with the head of the International Monetary Fund Mission for Kosovo, Mr.…

The EU report on Kosovo assesses the sustainability of the financial system

14/10/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the report published for Kosovo by the European Commission, which recognizes the measures taken by the CBK in the continuous growth and sustainability of the financial sector. The report estimated that in the first half…

Governor Mehmeti met with representatives of the New York Federal Reserve

13/10/2022
Within the framework of annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Washington, USA, Governor Mehmeti held a meeting with representatives of the New York Federal Reserve. Governor Mehmeti informed the representatives of the Federal Reserve regarding…

Governor Mehmeti is participating in the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

11/10/2022
The delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, is participating in the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Washington, USA.Governor Mehmeti will have meetings with senior officials…

CBK Board decisions on October 6, 2022

07/10/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on October 6, 2022, made the following decisions:• Decision on the continuation of the appointment of the External Auditor for the audit of the annual financial statements;• Decision on the…

Governor Mehmeti met the President of the Council of Bureaux, Ms. Schwarz

07/10/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, today received in a meeting the President of the Council of Bureaux , Ms.Sandra Schwarz, where  he informed Mrs. Schwarz regarding the undertaken actions and the fulfillment of the conditions related to…

Governor Mehmeti met the leaders of the Council of Bureaux

06/10/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, welcomed Ms. Greet Floré, Managing Director of the Council of Bureaux in Brussels, which is the managing organization of the Green Card system. Governor Mehmeti informed Ms. Floré about the latest…

The CBK Award to Young Economists

23/09/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), in the field of financial education and in order to promote research among young economists in Kosovo, has created the opportunity to award a prize for the best study presented by young economists. Papers for this…

Governor Mehmeti met the deputy managing director of the IMF Bo Li

21/09/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has received in a meeting senior managers of the International Monetary Fund, led by the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Mr. Bo Li. Governor Mehmeti informed the Deputy…

Governor Mehmeti and Director Palotai talk about the latest economic developments in Kosovo

21/09/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Mr.Daniel Palotai. In this meeting Governor Mehmeti informed Mr. Palotai regarding the latest developments in the financial sector and the…

Programme for Strengthening the Central Bank Capacities in the Western Balkans with a view to the integration to the ESCB

21/09/2022
The Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Commission launch EU-funded follow-up programme to further support central banks and banking supervisory agencies in EU candidate countries and potential candidates from the Western Balkans. The Deutsche Bundesbank, together with 19 national central banks of the European System of…

CBK and EBRD organized the workshop with financial institutions

12/09/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development organized the workshop with financial institutions about the revised corporate governance regulations and supervisory statements.The Coordinator for General Functions, Labinot Preniqi, said that the CBK is engaged in the…

Decisions of the CBK Board on September 1, 2022

02/09/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on September 1, 2022, made the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of financial statements for the second quarter of 2022;• Decision on the revision of the budget for capital…

Deputy Governor Havolli met the Executive Director of the World Bank for Kosovo

30/08/2022
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Sokol Havolli, has met the Executive Director of the World Bank for Kosovo, Mr.Hayrettin Demircan. In this meeting, Deputy Governor Havolli has informed Mr. Demircan regarding the latest developments in the financial system…

Decisions of the CBK Board on August 4, 2022

05/08/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on August 4, 2022, made the following decisions: • Decision on the approval of the Internal Audit Statute; • Decision on the approval of the Manual for the improvement and…

Heads of CBK and KIB had a meeting with senior officials of the Council of Bureaux in Brussels

29/07/2022
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by Sami Mazreku, Director of the Kosovo Insurance Bureau, had a meeting with the senior officials of the Council of Bureaux in Brussels, which is the managing organization of the Green Card…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Ambassador Hovenier on the Independence Day of the USA

04/07/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, has congratulated the US Ambassador to our country, Jeffrey M. Hovenier, on the occasion of July 4, the Independence Day of the United States of America.Governor Mehmeti said that the people of…

Decisions of the Board of the CBK on 30 June 2022

01/07/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 30 June 2022, issued the following decisions:• Decision on approval of the Accounting Policies of the Central Bank;• Decision on approval of the Regulation on Internal Auditors of Pension…

Decisions of the Board of the CBK on June 15, 2022

17/06/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in its meeting held on June 15, 2022, took the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the Annual Report for 2021.• Decision on the approval of the CBK Financial Statements for 2021.• Decision…

Decisions of the Board of CBK, 8 June 2022

09/06/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 8 June 2022, rendered the following decisions:• Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Pension Benefits of the Employer Supplementary Pension Funds.• Decision on the approval of the…

Press release

08/06/2022
Based on Law no. 03 / L-209 on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and based on the criteria set out in the competition for filling 1 (one) position for a non-executive member of the Central Bank Board, the Panel for the selection…

Governor Mehmeti receives the Ambassador of Australia accredited to Kosovo, Andrea Carlo Biggi, at the CBK

08/06/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, received at the meeting the Ambassador of Australia accredited to Kosovo, Andrea Carlo Biggi. At this meeting, Governor Mehmeti briefed the Ambassador of Australia accredited to Kosovo on the latest macroeconomic developments…

Governor Mehmeti receives at the CBK the World Bank Vice President Ms. Anna Bjerde

02/06/2022
Today, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, has received in a meeting World Bank Senior Executives, led by the World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Anna Bjerde. Governor Mehmeti briefed the World Bank team…

Governor Mehmeti met with TEB bank board members

30/05/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti today met with the members of the board of TEB bank in Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti informed the members of the board of TEB bank about the latest developments in the financial system,…

The IMF appreciates the CBK’s commitment to maintaining the stability of the banking system

27/05/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the statement of the International Monetary Fund after the staff visit to Kosovo on May 10 - 20, led by the Head of the International Monetary Fund Mission for Kosovo, Mr. Gabriel Di Bella, where…

Governor Mehmeti met with the leaders of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey

27/05/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, during his visit to Istanbul, Turkey met with the Head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Ali Akben. Governor Mehmeti informed Mr. Akben regarding the latest…

Governor Mehmeti and IMF officials talk about the latest economic developments

11/05/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti met with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, led by the Head of Mission of the International Monetary Fund for Kosovo, Mr.Gabriel Di Bella and Ms. Stephanie Eble, representative of the regional…

Governor Mehmeti wishes May 9, Europe Day

09/05/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the Head of the EU Office and the EU Special Representative in our country, Mr. Tomáš Szunyog, on Europe Day. In his congratulatory message, Governor Mehmeti thanked the European Union for…

Press release

06/05/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo was informed yesterday through the media of an anonymous letter sent to the Anti-Corruption Agency containing fabricated claims related to the governance of the CBK.The CBK has consistently been governed adhering to the highest standards of professionalism,…

Press release from the CBK Board

06/05/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has followed with concern the news published on May 5, 2022 in various media regarding the anonymous letter on various allegations that according to the media was sent to the Anti-Corruption Agency. Considering the…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates journalists on World Press Freedom Day

03/05/2022
On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republicof Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the Association of Journalists of Kosovo and all media and journalists.The Governor praised the cooperation so far, thanking them for their correctness.He said…

Governor Mehmeti met with Turkish Ambassador Çagri Sakar

27/04/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to our country, Mr. Çagri Sakar. Governor Mehmeti informed Ambassador Sakar about the latest developments in the financial sector, which continues to be…

Senior CBK delegation concludes participation in IMF and WB spring meetings

25/04/2022
The senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by Governor Fehmi Mehmeti concluded its participation in the spring meetings organized by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In the meetings that were held in physical form in Washington,…

Governor Mehmeti met with senior leaders of the IMF and the WB

22/04/2022
In the framework of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are taking place in Washington, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF,…

Senior CBK delegation part of IMF and WB spring meetings

19/04/2022
A high delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by the Governor, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, will participate in the regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Washington, USA. These meetings will…

Press release on achievements in the insurance sector

12/04/2022
The insurance sector in Kosovo, since the beginning of its activity, has faced problems, unsatisfactory performance, as well as non-compliance with regulatory requirements provided by applicable law to some insurers. Among other things, such a situation is influenced by several factors such as the application…

CBK and STIKK discussed regarding areas of joint action

08/04/2022
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Sokol Havolli, received in a meeting the Executive Director of the Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology (STIKK), Mrs Vjollca Çavolli. In this meeting, the areas of mutual cooperation between the two…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 25 March 2022

28/03/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in its meeting held on March 25, 2022, took the following decisions: Decision on the appointment of Mrs. Edona Perjuci Uka, member (external expert) of the Central Bank Audit Committee;Decision on the approval of…

Governor Mehmeti met with EBRD representatives

28/03/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), chaired by the Director for Kosovo, Mr.Neil Taylor. Governor Mehmeti thanked the EBRD representatives for the…

The CBK launched the marking of Global Money Week

22/03/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo launched the marking of the Global Money Week with the activity involving the awarding of prizes from the competition announced for the best works on the theme “Build your future, be smart about money!”The Global Money Week…

The CBK publishes a study on the indebtedness of households in Kosovo

18/03/2022
The Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), in order to ensure the most favourable environment for the development of the financial system and support its stability, has conducted the second study in a row to assess the indebtedness of borrowers in the financial sector of Kosovo,…

KPST in an informative meeting with the heads of the CBK

15/03/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the representatives of the Kosovo Pension Savings Fund (KPST), respectively the Chairman of the Board, Ruzhdi Morina, and the Managing Director, Adrian Zalli. The main topic of…

The memorandum for the implementation of the placement stickers is signed

14/03/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, Deputy Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Hysen Durmishi, Director of the Kosovo Security Bureau, Sami Mazreku, and Genc Hamzaj from the Civil Registration Agency have signed a memorandum of cooperation…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Commissioner for Information and Privacy, Mrs. Sogojeva Dermaku

08/03/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the Commissioner for Information and Privacy, Mrs. Krenare Sogojeva-Dermaku. At the meeting, Governor Mehmeti and Commissioner Sogojeva-Dermaku agreed to increase the level of cooperation and coordination of…

Study: Retail Payments Costs and Savings in Kosovo

02/03/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has conducted the following study, with the support of World Bank under the Remittances and Payments Program, financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO Remittances and Payments Program – RPP). The report is…

Decisions of the CBK Board on 28 February 2022

01/03/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in its meeting held on February 28, 2022, took the following decision: Decision on the appointment of two (2) members of the Audit Committee from among the non-executive members of the Central Bank Board.…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Kosovo’s Independence Day

18/02/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulates all citizens on the 14th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kosovo.The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo will continue its commitment to create the most favorable…

Governor Mehmeti was received in a meeting by the Head of the European Union Office, Mr. SZUNYOG

16/02/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, was received in a meeting by the Head of the European Union Office / European Union (EU) Special Representative in Kosovo, Mr. Tomáš SZUNYOG. In this meeting was discussed about the…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Chairman of the Board of Çalik Holding, Mr.Ahmet Çalik

16/02/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting Mr. Ahmet Çalik, Chairman of the Board of Çalik Holding, shareholder of the National Commercial Bank, as well as the leaders of the National Commercial Bank. In this…

The fee for depositing coins in the CBK is reduced

09/02/2022
As part of the ongoing commitment to facilitating the circulation of cash in the economy, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo this year has reviewed the fees applied to banks for mutual monetary transactions.Consequently, the fee for depositing Euro coin denominations in the…

Decisions and activities of the Board of the CBK in the meeting of January 27, 2022

28/01/2022
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in its meeting held on January 27, 2022, took the following decisions: • Decision on approval of the Regulation on Electronic Payment Instruments; • Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Transfers and…

The Supreme Court upholds the decision of the CBK regarding IC “Kosova e Re”

20/01/2022
The Supreme Court rejects as unfounded the request for extraordinary review of the court decision, of the claimant-proposer, the Company "Fitorja", LLC, represented by Naser Maloku-Manager and sole shareholder of the Insurance Company, '' Kosova e Re”, JSC, filed against the decision of the Court…

CBK participates in Constituency meetings in Budapest

17/01/2022
The Deputy Governor of the CBK, Sokol Havolli, participated in Constituency meetings in Budapest, Hungary, to negotiate the agreement on the Constituency of the IMF for the next 10 years, part of which is Kosovo.The outcomes of negotiations found unanimous support from all Members of…

International Monetary Fund publishes the Report on Article IV for Kosovo

13/01/2022
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo welcomed the estimates of the International Monetary Fund following the conclusion of consultations on Article IV with Kosovo for 2021. The International Monetary Fund estimated that the Decision of the CBK to gradually unwind the pandemic-related support…

CBK supports MESPI in putting stickers on motor vehicles

13/01/2022
Today, in the offices of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), was held a meeting between Governor Mehmeti and Deputy Governor Havolli with the Deputy Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Hysen Durmishi, representatives of the Kosovo Security Bureau (KSB), Besarb…

Clarification to the public

11/01/2022
We would like to inform you that the alarm that went off in the early morning hours, occurred due to a minor technical problem. Meanwhile, the police, according to their assessment of the situation, requested a greater presence of the security forces, whereby the same…

Governor Mehmeti hosted in a meeting the Chief Executive Officer of KEK, Mr. Krasniqi

10/01/2022
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Kosovo Energy Corporation, Nagip Krasniqi. In this meeting they discussed about the modalities through which the CBK will be able to assist KEK to…

Governor Mehmeti presented the developments in the financial sector during 2021

28/12/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, presented to the media the developments in the financial sector during 2021, stating that despite the difficulties, the CBK has managed to achieve its objectives this year, ensuring a sound financial system…

Decisions of the CBK Board on December 20, 2021

23/12/2021
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in its meeting held on December 20, 2021, took the following decisions: Decision on the approval of the Annual Budget of the CBK for 2022;Decision on the approval of the CBK Financial Statements for…

Governor Mehmeti met with senior representatives of the World Bank

17/12/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo,  Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, met with representatives of the World Bank, who are paying a visit to Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti informed the officials of this institution about the situation in the financial system and thanked the…

Governor Mehmeti and Ambassador Sakar talk about the latest developments in the economy

17/12/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, received the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to our country, Mr. Çagri Sakar. Governor Mehmeti informed the ambassador about the latest developments in the financial sector, the measures taken by the…

Successfully completed the EU-funded programme to support central banks and banking supervisory agencies in from the Western Balkans

16/12/2021
16 December 2021 – The Deutsche Bundesbank, together with 19 national central banks of the European System of Central Banks, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, complete EU-funded programme to support central banks and banking supervisory agencies in EU candidate countries and potential…

The Court of Appeals gives the right to the decision of the CBK for KS “Kosova e Re”

30/11/2021
The Court of Appeals has approved the appeal of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo regarding the decision of the Basic Court in Prishtina to postpone the execution of the liquidation of the insurance company "Kosova e Re". The Panel of the Court…

Governor Mehmeti assessed that bank lending is continuing to contribute to economic growth

26/11/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, said that the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund continues to make a major contribution to the economic development of the country. At the signing ceremony of the agreement between this institution and…

The IMF publishes the Final Statement of the Article IV Mission to Kosovo

08/11/2021
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded the Article IV Mission in Kosovo for 2021, on which occasion it has presented a concluding statement. The IMF has assessed the resilience of the banking sector. This is expressed through high levels of capital and liquidity on…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Director of the Department for Europe at the IMF

22/10/2021
In the framework of the regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, met with Mr. Alfred Kammer, Director of the Department for Europe at the IMF. In…

The European Commission appreciates the measures taken by the CBK

20/10/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the conclusions drawn in the report of the European Commission for Kosovo for 2020, which recognizes the commitment and measures taken in the financial sector and also provides recommendations for further advancements. The report states…

Governor Mehmeti met with senior EBRD officials

14/10/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the EBRD Managing Director for Central and Southeast Europe, Ms. Charlotte Ruhe. Governor Mehmeti informed the participants about the latest developments in the financial sector and the…

Governor Mehmeti attends the annual meetings of the IMF and the WB

14/10/2021
The senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by the Governor,Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, is participating in the regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Washington, USA, which this year as…

The CBK Award to Young Economists

12/10/2021
“Financial technology and challenges in terms of cyber security“ “Opportunities and challenges faced by financial institutions in Kosovo during 2021” “The impact of digitalization on the banking system” One of these topics may be selected The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), in…

CBK welcomes the initiation of MFLT to amend the regulation on the suspension of municipal services for the collection of unpaid property tax liabilities

08/10/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo welcomes the initiation of an amendment by the Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers, to the draft regulation on the suspension of municipal services for the collection of unpaid property tax liabilities. Through this change, citizens will…

The World Bank appreciates the positive developments in the financial sector

07/10/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo welcomes the latest report of the World Bank "Competition and recovery after COVID-19".The report acknowledged the positive developments in the financial sector, the growth of loans and deposits, as well as the capital adequacy requirements, which remain…

The Executive Board of the CBK takes a decision to revoke the license of the insurer “Kosova e Re”

24/09/2021
Based on the competencies and responsibilities of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, deriving from Article 36 and 67 of the Law on the CBK, as well as in accordance with Article 16, Article 99, Article 100 and Article 124 of the Law…

Governor Mehmeti received the representative of the Central Bank of Malta

23/09/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the Board Member of the Central Bank of Malta and the Vice Rector for International Cooperation at the University of Malta, Frank Bezzina. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the…

Governor Mehmeti met with Ambassador Minxhozi

16/09/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to our country, Qemal Minxhozi. During the meeting they discussed the current situation with the pandemic and its impact on the…

Governor Mehmeti welcomes the deepening of cooperation with German institutions

15/09/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, held a virtual meeting with the representatives of the German Government, with whom he discussed the current economic and financial situation in the country, as well as the advisory program through which…

Governor Mehmeti and Ambassador Sakar discuss increasing economic cooperation

25/08/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Kosovo, Çağri Sakar. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador about the latest developments in the financial sector and…

US Department of State estimates that Kosovo protected the financial sector from the impact of COVID-19

29/07/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the report of the US Department of State on the investment climate for 2021, which recognizes the developments in the financial sector. The State Department report estimates that the regulatory system is in compliance with…

Governor Mehmeti discussed to businesses about economic developments in the country

22/07/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, presented at the forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, the latest developments in the financial sector and the measures taken by the CBK to maintain financial and macroeconomic…

The CBK publishes the Kosovo National Retail Payments Strategy

21/07/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in cooperation with the World Bank and in consultation with other relevant institutions of the public and private sector, have developed the Kosovo National Retail Payments Strategy 2021-2026. This document defines the strategic orientation for the field…

Governor Mehmeti received the Presidents of the Diaspora Business Network

21/07/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, on July 19, 2021, received in a meeting the President of the Business Network for Austria, Mr. Yll Blakaj, and the President of the Business Network for Finland, Mr. Omer Nura.…

Joint conclusions of the economic and financial dialogue between the EU and the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: The CBK undertook appropriate prudential measures

16/07/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed conclusions drawn from the economic and financial dialogue between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey, held on July 12, 2021. Representatives of the Member States of the European Union,…

CBK signed a cooperation agreement on treasury bonds for diaspora

12/07/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo today signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers and partner commercial banks to launch treasury bonds for the diaspora, which aim to create additional opportunities for savings mobilization towards the economy of…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo publishes the 2020 Annual Report

06/07/2021
This report includes all the developments of 2020, which were associated with new circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the CBK has managed to successfully fulfil its constitutional and legal agenda. Thanks to the actions taken, we have…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Ambassador Kosnett on their Independence Day, 4th of July

04/07/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated Ambassador Philip S. Kosnett on 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America.In the congratulatory message, Governor Mehmeti said that the people of Kosovo are proud of…

Kosovo and Montenegro without insurance policies, which are of particular importance for the economies of the two countries

30/06/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the news of signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Kosovo Security Bureau and the National Bureau of Montenegro Insurers. Upon signing this Memorandum of Understanding, which is supported by the Central Bank of the…

The Executive Board of the CBK takes a decision on the temporary reduction of border motor liability insurance

28/06/2021
The Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo on the meeting held on June 24, 2021 has decided to temporarily reduce the border motor liability insurance.This decision, taken by the CBK management, came after the review of the actuarial report dated…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates the Ambassador of Italy on the Republic Day

02/06/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti congratulated the Italian people on the Republic Day. In the congratulatory message sent to the Ambassador of Italy in Kosovo, Mr. Nicola Orlando, Governor Mehmeti wished all the citizens of Italy…

Governor Mehmet congratulates the International Children’s Day

01/06/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated all the children on their most important holiday, June 1.Kosovo is very lucky to have very talented children and interested in gaining as much knowledge as all their peers.The Central…

Governor Mehmeti was received in a meeting by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani

01/06/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti was received  by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti informed President Osmani about the developments in the financial system and the progress achieved in…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health Mr. Bardiqi

31/05/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti received in a meeting the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health Naim Bardiqi. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the Secretary Bardiqi about the latest developments in the financial sector and…

Governor Mehmeti Present Findings of European Commission Report

27/05/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Fehmi Mehmeti, presented to the members of the Committee on Budget, Labor and Transfers, the section of the European Commission Report 2020 related to the CBK. Addressing the members, Governor Mehmeti stated that…

Governor Mehmeti met with Minister Murati

25/05/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in a meeting the Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Mr. Hekuran Murati. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed Minister Murati about the latest developments in the financial sector, namely…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Szunyog on Europe Day

11/05/2021
 Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti congratulated the Day of Europe to the EU Office chief / Representative and EU Special Representative, Mr.Tomáš Szunyog.On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti thanked the European Union for the assistance provided to Kosovo and…

Governor Mehmeti held a virtual meeting with representatives of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation

30/04/2021
Today, Governor Mehmeti held a virtual meeting with the World Bank Manager for Kosovo Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci and representatives of the International Finance Corporation, led by the regional manager of the International Finance Corporation, Mr. Ary Naim and the head of the office for Kosovo,…

Governor Mehmeti met with the head of the Slovak Liaison Office

27/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received the Head of the Slovak Liaison Office in Prishtina,Mr. Rastislav Kostilník. Governor Mehmeti informed Mr. Kostilník with the developments that have taken place in the financial sector and the commitment…

Press release

27/04/2021
Based on Law no. 03 / L-209 on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and based on the criteria set out in the competition for filling (one) position for a non-executive member of the CBK Board, the Panel for the selection of candidates…

Governor Mehmeti received the director of the European Investors Council, Mr. Ujkani

22/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Executive Director of the European Investors Council Emrush Ujkani. In this meeting was discussed about the current situation in the financial sector and the measures taken by the CBK,…

Governor Mehmet discusses with representatives of of Hospitality and Gastronomy the economic situation of the sector

20/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met with representatives of the Chamber of Hospitality and Tourism, and those of gastronomy chaired by the Director of CHHT, Mr. Hysen Sogojeva. At this meeting the Governor informed the participants…

Governor Mehmeti and representatives of the CBK concluded their participation in the virtual spring meetings of the IMF and the WB

14/04/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has participated in the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were organized remotely. In the spring meetings, which took place from 5 to 12…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates the citizens on the Day of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo

08/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated all citizens on the Day of Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo. In his congratulatory message, Governor Mehmeti said that the highest legal act of the country, adopted 13 years ago,…

CBK executives participate in virtual spring meetings of the WB and the IMF

07/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti and representatives of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) are attending the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which due to the pandemic are…

Governor Mehmeti wishes Happy Easter

06/04/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, wished Happy Easter to all Christian citizens. The greeting sent to the Bishop of Kosovo, Monsignor Dodë Gjergji states that this holiday symbolizes the embodiment of faith in the rebirth of values…

Development of cooperation with central banks of the European Union Member States in the field of financial consumer protection

26/03/2021
As part of the current Programme for Strengthening the Central Bank Capacities in the Western Balkans with a View to the Integration to the European System of Central Banks, Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) and Banco de Portugal today commenced activities focused…

Governor Mehmeti had a discussion with students of economics at AAB College

25/03/2021
In marking the Global Money Week, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, delivered a lecture to the students of economics at AAB College. Governor Mehmeti said that despite the challenging situation caused by the pandemic, the banking sector…

CBK marks International Money Week

23/03/2021
Despite the situation created by the Pandemic, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has started events within the International Money Week. Despite the ongoing challenges brought by COVID-19, the CBK is committed to promoting and maintaining financial stability in the country and given…

COMPETITION For essays from high school students on the topic: “The future of my finances”

22/03/2021
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the framework of financial education and in order to mark the Global Money Week, invites high school students from Kosovo to participate in the competition for the best essay in the field of finance and economics.…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates citizens on the World Consumer Rights Day

16/03/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated all citizens on the World Consumer Rights Day. On his congratulatory note, Governor Mehmeti pointed out the role of the financial system and cooperation with the customers, which has resulted in…

CBK is ready to provide further support in overcoming the situation created from the pandemic, with as less consequences as possible

05/03/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, held meetings with the representatives of businesses, commercial banks, and leaders of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund, with whom the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has established a very…

Governor Mehmeti meets with leaders of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund

24/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision Mr. Sokol Havolli, met with the leaders of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund. In this meeting was discussed about the plans that the Fund…

The IMF appreciates the measures taken by the CBK to overcome the pandemic crisis

19/02/2021
The International Monetary Fund has recognized the commitment and effective governance of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in maintaining the stability of the banking system. According to IMF estimates, the banking sector has managed to cope well with the situation created, as…

Governor Mehmeti met with representatives of the Retail Network

18/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the representatives of the Retail Network, chaired by the Executive Director, Ms. Yllka Metaj.During the meeting, the Governor informed the Director Metaj on measures that CBK has…

Governor Mehmet congratulates the Day of Independence of Kosovo

18/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated all citizens on the Independence Day of the Republic of Kosovo. In his message, Governor Mehmeti recalled the sacrifice of the people of Kosovo for freedom and independence,as well as the…

Governor Mehmeti met with the General Director of the KP, Mr.Samedin Mehmeti

18/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Mr. Sokol Havolli, received the General Director of the Kosovo Police, Mr. Samedin Mehmeti. In this meeting was discussed about the excellent cooperation…

Governor Mehmeti asks ”The Economist” to treat Kosovo same as other countries

11/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti has requested the inclusion of Kosovo as a state, in the prestigious newspaper "The Economist". In the letter sent to the leaders of this newspaper, Governor Mehmeti emphasized the fact that Kosovo…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Japan on the Foundation Day

11/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated Japan on the Foundation Day. In the congratulatory message sent to the non-resident Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kosovo Akira Mizutani, Governor Mehmeti congratulated all the people of Japan…

The CBK and the Directors of Banks discuss developments in the banking sector

04/02/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo,Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, and the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Mr.  Sokol Havolli, held a virtual meeting with the leaders of the Kosovo Banking Association and the Directors of Banks. In this virtual meeting was…

Governor Mehmeti met with representatives of Gastronomers

27/01/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in the meeting representatives of the Association of Gastronomers of Kosovo. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the participants about the latest developments in the financial sector and the measures…

Governor Mehmeti and the Chairman of the Board console the Dërmaku family

13/01/2021
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti and the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Flamur Mrasori have consoled the Dërmaku family for the passing away of Professor Dr. Arben Dërmaku. "With deep concern and pain I received the…

Governor Mehmeti Congratulates New Year 2021

31/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti congratulates all citizens on the occasion of the New Year 2021. "After a year with many challenges due to the pandemic, I wish 2021 to be the most prosperous year, with…

Governor Mehmeti unveiled the activities carried out by the CBK during 2020

28/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, at the year-end press conference, said that despite the difficulties faced by the country, the CBK has managed to implement its objectives, ensuring a stable financial system, which not only managed…

Governor Mehmeti wishes a Merry Christmas

28/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated all the citizens of the Christian faith and the Bishop of Kosovo, Monsignor Dodë Gjergji, on Christmas Day. In the Governor's greeting it is said that this holiday that symbolizes…

Governor Mehmeti and Ambassador Kolly talk about the latest developments in the economy

21/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in the meeting the Ambassador of Switzerland to our country, Mr.Thomas Kolly. The Governor briefed the Ambassador on the latest developments in the financial sector and the CBK's further commitment…

The CBK is awarded a prize for the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages

11/12/2020
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Office of the Language Commissioner have awarded the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo the award “Best Practice in Implementing the Law on the Use of Languages” for 2020. On this occasion, the…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates the Finnish people on Independence Day

07/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the people of Finland on Independence Day. In the congratulatory message sent to the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Kosovo, Pia Stjernvall, Governor Mehmeti congratulated all the Finnish people…

Governor Mehmeti held a virtual meeting with the President of the International Court of Arbitration

07/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, today, December 4, 2020, held a virtual meeting with the President of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) , Mr.Alexis Mourre and the Director of the Arbitration Commission for Europe, Ms.…

Governor Mehmeti’s message on the occasion of International Banking Day

04/12/2020
On the International Banking Day, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, praised the contribution of the banking sector in supporting economic development, innovation and continuous modernization of services. Over the years, the banking sector of the Republic of…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates all Albanians on the occasion of November 28th

01/12/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, has congratulated all Albanians everywhere, on the occasion of November 28th - Flag Day and Independence Day of Albania. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti once again remembered all the sacrifices of the…

Governor Mehmeti hosted Ambassador Tomáš SZUNYOG in a welcoming meeting

23/11/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the Head of the EU Office/EU Special Representative, Tomáš SZUNYOG. At this meeting it was discussed about the latest developments in the financial sector and the commitment of…

The CBK and banks coordinate their actions to help the economy

17/11/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, and the Deputy Governor Sokol Havolli held a virtual meeting with the heads of the Kosovo Banking Association and representatives of commercial banks in Kosovo. The topic of discussion at this meeting was the current…

Governor Mehmeti met with Prime Minister Hoti and Minister Bajrami

16/11/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in a meeting the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti and the Minister of Finance, Hykmete Bajrami. Governor Mehmeti expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister and…

Governor Mehmeti: CBK is closely monitoring the developments in the economy of Kosovo

16/11/2020
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by two Deputy Governors, Sokol Havolli and Lulzim Ismajli, disclosed data in relation to the recent developments in financial sector following the new anti COVID-19 measures. On this occasion, Governor stated that…

COMPETITION – Essay on savings

12/11/2020
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the framework of financial education and in order to mark the World Savings Day, invites students of grades VI to IX of primary schools in Kosovo to participate in the competition for the best Essay on…

Governor Mehmeti met with representatives of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce

11/11/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received today in the meeting the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Berat Rukiqi, and the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, Mr. Arian Zeka, in the framework…

Press release

05/11/2020
Based on Law no. 03 / L-209 on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and based on the criteria set out in the competition for the position of two non-executive members of the CBK Board, the Panel for the selection of candidates for…

CBK marks World Savings Day with virtual activities

03/11/2020
For years, in order to raise public awareness about the importance of savings and proper money management, the CBK has marked this day with educational activities. While every year young people and students of different age groups are welcomed, this year due to the Covid…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates the Turkish people on the Republic Day

30/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the Turkish people on the Republic Day. In the congratulatory message sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Kosovo, Governor Mehmeti congratulated the Turkish people on this…

Governor Mehmeti and the CBK delegation concluded their participation in the annual virtual meetings of the IMF and the WB

27/10/2020
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has been part of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which this year were organized remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During these meetings, which were held from 15 to October…

The Governor of CBK and Minister of Justice, coordinated around the Arbitration Process

27/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Minister of Justice, Mr. Selim Selimi and the General State Attorney, Mr.Sami Istrefi. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti expressed the interest of the Central Bank of the Republic…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Austria on National Day

27/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti congratulated the Republic of Austria on the National Day. In the congratulatory message sent to the Austrian Ambassador to Kosovo, Mr. Christoph Weidinger, Governor Mehmeti thanked the Austrian state for the…

A Memorandum of Understanding is signed in order to further develop the financial markets

22/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Supervisory Authority of the Republic of Albania, Mr.Ervin Mete have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to regulate, license and supervisory of markets.…

Notice on cancellation of vacancies

19/10/2020
We would like to notify you that the vacancies announced on 29 February 2020, for the positions of Junior Statistician at the Department  of Statistics of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo have been cancelled.Department of Human Resources

The deputies of the Kosovo Assembly approved the Annual Report of the Central Bank of Kosovo

16/10/2020
The deputies of the Assembly of Kosovo approved the Report of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo for 2019. The voting of the Annual Report comes after its approval in the Committee on Budget and Transfers. The 2019 report reflects the economic developments,…

Governor Mehmeti and Ambassador Weidinger agree to deepen cooperation

12/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to our country, Mr. Christoph Weidinger. Governor Mehmeti briefed Ambassador Weidinger on the latest developments in the financial sector and the CBK's…

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in the meeting the Minister of Health, Mr. Armend Zemaj

12/10/2020
In the meeting  were discussed the measures taken by the CBK to help the economy, but also in respecting all measures required by the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti and Minister Zemaj also addressed the progress…

Financial policies undertaken by the CBK to defer and reschedule loans mitigate the negative impact on borrowers and banks

09/10/2020
The International Monetary Fund has assessed the actions of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo regarding the deferral of payments for loan.  In the concluding statement of the Assessment Mission for Article IV, the IMF finds that CBK's decision to postpone the return…

The European Commission Report on Kosovo acknowledges the reforms undertaken by the CBK

08/10/2020
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has welcomed the conclusions drawn in the European Commission (EC) report on Kosovo for 2019, which recognizes the commitment and reforms undertaken in the financial sector and also provides recommendations for further advancements. The report highlights the…

Governor Mehmeti invites Greek businesses to increase investment in Kosovo

05/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in a meeting Mr. Andreas Patsis, Member of the Greek Parliament.  Governor Mehmeti informed MP Patsis about the latest developments in the financial sector and the commitment of the CBK…

The Committee on Budget and Transfers approved the CBK Annual Report for 2019

01/10/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, presented the Annual Report of the CBK for 2019 in front of members of the Committee on Budget and Transfers. Governor Mehmeti informed that in 2019, public debt was 19.7%, while…

CBK and MES sign Memorandum of Understanding

29/09/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti and the Minister of Education and Science, Mr. Ramë Likaj signed a Memorandum of Understanding to institutionalize the inclusion of 5 financial education textbooks in the school curriculum. On this occasion,…

CBK and KCA Present Newly Introduced Insurance Industry Development Measures

24/09/2020
The Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Sokol Havolli and the President of the Kosovo Competition Authority (KCA), Valon Prestreshi presented to the media the measures taken regarding the newly introduced compulsory insurance costing model. Deputy…

The US Department of State praises high the financial sector in Kosovo

10/09/2020
The US Department of State has published the report on the investment climate for 2020 for Kosovo, where a high rating is given for the country's financial system.  The report highlights the fact that Kosovo has an open market economy and the market sets interest…

The deadline for submitting loan restructuring applications is extended

27/08/2020
At today's meeting of the Executive Board, the Board took decision to extend the deadline for the submission of applications for loan restructuring, according to the Guideline for Loan Restructuring  due to COVID-19, until September 30, 2020. The deadline so far has been August 31,…

Record level of deposits of 4 billion euros and full recovery of the banking sector lending

04/08/2020
According to the latest reported data covering the period up to 1 August 2020, the level of deposits has already exceeded the value of 4 billion euros - the highest historical value since the establishment of the banking system in Kosovo. In terms of structure,…

The CBK and the MoF sign an agreement with the EU worth 100 million euros

01/08/2020
The Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Sokol Havolli and the Minister of Finance, Hykmete Bajrami have signed an agreement with the EU Economy Commissioner, Paolo Gentiloni. Through the macro-financial assistance loan agreement, Kosovo has benefited 100…

CBK decides to temporarily reduce the tariffs of motor liability border insurance

29/07/2020
The Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on July 29 has decided to temporarily reduce the motor liability border insurance. This decision taken by the CBK management came after the review of the actuarial report dated…

The CBK Award to Young Economists

20/07/2020
Economy in times of the pandemic, the impacts of COVID-19 on the domestic and international economy In order to promote research among young economists in Kosovo, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has created the opportunity of awarding a prize for the…

Governor Mehmeti held a virtual meeting with the New Director of the World Bank for Kosovo and Northern Macedonia, Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci

07/07/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, held a virtual meeting with the new Director of the World Bank for Kosovo and Northern Macedonia, Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti congratulated Mr. Paolucci for the position and…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates the United States on Independence Day, 4th of July

04/07/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the United States of America on 4th of July, Independence Day.In the congratulatory message sent to the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo, Governor Mehmeti said that this date unites the American people…

CBK’s additional offices inaugurated

04/07/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, and the Mayor of Prishtina, Shpend Ahmeti, inaugurated the CBK's additional offices.Governor Mehmeti said that the inauguration of these offices is taking place on the 30th anniversary of the declaration of 2…

CBK will assist the Government of Kosovo in facilitating the process of withdrawing 10% of pension savings by citizens

02/07/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Sokol Havolli, met with the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, and the Minister of Finance, Hykmete Bajrami. The meeting, which…

Announcement on the recruitment process

25/06/2020
Due to the increase of the number of cases with COVID-19 infection, and recommendations issued by the NIPH and the Ministry of Health, Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces that the procedures for the recruitment and selection of candidates who have applied in…

Governor Mehmeti and Minister Kuçi discussed about developments in economy

25/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the Minister of Economy and Environment, Mr. Blerim Kuçi. Governor Mehmeti informed Minister Kuçi about the latest developments in the financial system, as well as about the…

Governor Mehmeti expresses the CBK’s readiness to assist in economic recovery

18/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by the Chairman of the Board of the CBK, Mr.Flamur Mrasori, met with the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Avdullah Hoti, accompanied by the…

The CBK and MLSW agree to take measures to facilitate the receipt of pensions

18/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr.Skender Reçica. In this meeting, it was discussed to facilitate the access of pensioners to receiving pensions. On this occasion, both parties…

Governor Mehmeti meets with representatives of the National Council for Economic Development and the Kosovo Insurance Association

17/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in the meeting the head of the Secretariat of the National Council for Economic Development, Mrs. Lindita Daija and representatives of the Kosovo Insurance Association, led by Mr. Sami Mazreku,…

Governor Mehmeti discusses facilitating access to finance with KCGF representatives and donors

17/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received in the meeting leaders and donors of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund. In this meeting, Governor Mehmeti discussed with KCGF leaders and donors regarding the latest economic developments in the…

CBK Board decisions on 12 June 2020

12/06/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on June 12, 2020, took the following decisions: • Decision on the approval of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Bonus-Malus System; • Decision on the approval of the…

Governor Mehmeti and Minister Bajrami discuss the role of the banking sector in supporting the economy

10/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Minister of Finance and Transfers, Mrs. Hykmete Bajrami, with whom he discussed the current state of the economy and overcoming with as little damage as possible to the…

Governor Mehmeti met with AKB Chairman, Mr.Agim Shahini

10/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received in the meeting the representatives of the Alliance of Kosovar Business, headed by the President Mr. Agim Shahini.Governor Mehmeti briefed AKB representatives on developments in the financial sector after easing…

Governor Mehmeti and the chambers of commerce discuss the measures to support the economic recovery

03/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Berat Rukiqi, and the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce, Arian Zeka. This meeting was held in the framework of…

Clarification for the public regarding the extension of the loan installment deadline

01/06/2020
On Saturday, in many online media of the country, was published the news with the title: "CBK postpones the term of loan installments". In order to properly inform the public, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo would like to clarify once again that…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates children on June 1

01/06/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated  children on June 1, International Children's Day. Our country is lucky to have talented and very interested children to gain as much knowledge as possible. During these years, the CBK has…

CBK Board Decisions on May 29, 2020

29/05/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on May 29, 2020, took the following decisions: • Decision on the approval of the 2020 Budget Review; • Recommendation for the approval of the Internal Audit Manual; Also, the…

Central Bank and Ministry of Finance discuss economic recovery plan with bank executives

28/05/2020
With the invitation of the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti and the Minister of Economy and Transfers, Mr.Besnik Bislimi, a joint meeting with all heads of commercial banks operating in Kosovo, was organized at the CBK.The purpose of…

Press release 27 May 2020

27/05/2020
Based on Law no. 03 / L-209 on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and based on the criteria set out in the competition for the position of two non-executive members of the CBK Board, the Panel for the selection of candidates for…

Governor Mehmeti received in the meeting representatives of the Kosovo Manufacturin g Club

27/05/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, received in the meeting  representatives of the Kosovo Manufacturing Club, chaired by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bashkim Osmani. During the meeting, the Governor informed Chairman Osmani about a series of…

The Governor of the CBK, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Ombudsperson, Mr. Hilmi Jashari

21/05/2020
In order to increase cooperation between the two institutions, Governor Mehmeti met with the Ombudsperson Mr. Hilmi Jashari. In this meeting, were discussed developments and activities within the legal mandates of the two institutions .  In particular, the current developments in the financial sector were…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates Apostolova on Europe Day

09/05/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the Head of the European Union Office in Kosovo, Ms. Nataliya Apostolova on Europe Day. "Dear Ms. Apostolova, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for…

Governor Mehmeti discusses with representatives of the chambers of commerce the recovery program

05/05/2020
Following the regular meetings after the outbreak of pandemic Covid-19, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti received at the meeting the representative of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, Mr. Arian Zeka and the Kosovo…

Governor Mehmeti congratulates journalists on World Press Freedom Day

03/05/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, congratulated the Association of Journalists of Kosovo and all journalists on the World Press Freedom Day. “The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has always been open and cooperative with all…

CBK Board decisions – 30 April 2020

30/04/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on April 30, 2020, took the following decisions: Decision on approval of the Regulation on Licensing of Banks and Branches of Foreign Banks;  Decision on the approval of the Regulation…

The CBK Board assesses the sustainability of the financial sector

30/04/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on April 30, 2020, discussed issues related to the current situation in the financial system of Kosovo in general and the banking system in particular, as a result of the…

Governor Mehmeti met with the acting Minister of Finance and Transfers, Mr. Besnik Bislimi

28/04/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the acting Minister of Finance and Transfers, Mr. Besnik Bislimi, and the Deputy Minister, Mr. Ilir Aliu. Governor Mehmeti thanked the acting Minister Bislimi and Deputy Minister Aliu for…

CBK assures Economic Bank customers that their assets are unaffected and secure

24/04/2020
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo was informed in time by the Economic Bank regarding the cyber attack, affecting the functionality of some banking services, which were then based on the bank's confirmation, these banking services have returned to normal On this occasion,…

Governor Mehmeti and acting Minister Bislimi held a virtual meeting today with the IMF Director of the Department for Europe

24/04/2020
Following the virtual meetings of the 2020 Spring Meetings with the International Monetary Fund, in order to discuss the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mehmeti and the acting Minister of Finance and Transfers Mr. Bislimi met at a virtual conference with the…

CBK ready to cooperate with Institutions to help the economy

19/04/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has responded positively to the invitation of the Minister of Finance and Transfers, Mr.Besnik Bislimi, to participate in the consultative meeting on the "Economy Recovery Package". In this meeting, together with…

Governor Mehmeti presented CBK measures to minimize as much as possible the damage caused to economy as a result of COVID-09 pandemic

03/04/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by two Deputy Governors, Sokol Havolli and Lulzim Ismajli, presented before the media the measures taken by the CBK following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Mehmeti said that, while…

Decisions of CBK Board, 26 March 2020

26/03/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at its meeting held on 26 March 2020, issued the following decisions:  Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on Reporting of Banks to the CBK; Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on…

Clarification regarding CBK communication of 16 March 2020

17/03/2020
Pursuant to the decisions of the CBK Board and of CBK Executive Board and in agreement with the Kosovo Banking Association, while considering the situation created in the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, borrowers who are unable to pay loan instalment may…

NOTICE REGARDING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

16/03/2020
We want to inform you that, as a result of measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all procedures for recruitment of new employees have been suspended until a second notice.

CBK: The country’s financial system will function normally

16/03/2020
It has come to CBK’s attention that ‘fake news’ are circulating with regard to the functioning of the country’s banking system.  In the light of addressing such fake news, the CBK would like to inform that the banking sector is well capitalized and highly liquid,…

Joint communication by the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Kosovo Banking Association

16/03/2020
Given the situation created due to the spread of the infection caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has taken some adequate measures regarding in terms of normal functioning of the financial system. The measures taken by the Government…

Notification from CBK

14/03/2020
Following the situation created as a result of # Covid19, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo informs you that all Kosovo Banks are operating normally, as do 24/7 zones and ATMs. These spaces are being regularly disinfected by the Banks,  but given the…

Governor Mehmeti meets with the World Bank Director for Kosovo and North Macedonia – Mr. Marco Mantovanelli

05/03/2020
The topic of discussion with the World Bank team was the Country Economic Memorandum as well as future perspectives and challenges regarding the country's economic development. Mehmeti Governor presented the views of the Central Bank on the economic development perspective   in general and the role…

CBK Board Decisions of 28 February 2020

28/02/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at its meeting held on February 28, 2020, made the following decision: • Decision on the Adoption of the Regulation on Fines for Insurers, Insurance Intermediaries and Insurance Claims Handlers. The Central Bank Board…

Governor Mehmeti meets with Mr. Christopher Thompson, a representative of Checchi and Company Consulting, a USAID contractor

26/02/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted a meeting of a team of USAID contractors, lead by Mr. Christopher Thompson, representative of Checchi and Company Consulting. Governor Mehmeti briefed the USAID Contractor Team on developments in the…

Governor Mehmeti: CBK is committed to financial sector stability and consumer protection

25/02/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti said that during 2019 the sectors under the responsibility of the CBK have performed well. At the closing press conference, Governor Mehmeti announced that this year the banking sector continued with high…

CBK Board Decisions on February 20, 2020

20/02/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at its meeting held on February 20, 2020, made the following decision: The Board approved the appointment of the Head of Internal Audit.

Governor Mehmeti received an IMF delegation led by the Chief of the Mission for Kosovo,Mr. Gabriel Di Bella

20/02/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, received at the meeting the mission of the International Monetary Fund, headed by Mr. Gabriel Di Bella, Chief of Mission for Kosovo within the IMF European Department, and Stephanie Eble, Regional…

Green card a priority topic at the meeting of the Governor with the President of Parliament, Ms. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu

14/02/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti accompanied by the Chairman of the CBK Board, Mr. Flamur Mrasori were hosted by the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, where they congratulated her…

CBK limits the expenses of insurers

05/02/2020
In order to maintain and strengthen the stability of the insurance sector, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has adopted the Regulation on the Management of Operating Expenses and Commissions of Insurers. This regulation sets out the criteria and restrictions for managing commissions…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on 30 January 2020

30/01/2020
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at its meeting held on 30 January 2020, took the following decisions:  Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Financial Services Advertising; Decision on the approval of the Regulation on Prevention of Money…

CBK issues a Regulation enabling bank customers to make payments through POS terminals at no additional cost

16/01/2020
On December 26, 2019, the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo approved the amendments to the “Regulation on Electronic Payment Instruments”, which enter into force on February 1, 2020. With these changes, bank customers can use their bank cards to make…

Press Release, 30 December 2019

30/12/2019
Pursuant to Law no. 03/L-209 on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and on the criteria set out in the vacancy announcement for a non-executive member of the CBK Board, the Panel for selection of candidates for the above position has determined the…

Decisions of the Board of CBK taken on 26 December 2019

26/12/2019
Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on 26 December 2019, took the following decisions: ·         Decision on approval of the Annual Internal Audit Plan for 2020; ·         Decision on approval of the Regulation on Electronic Payment Instruments; Also, the…

Governor Mehmeti attends presentation of “Transition Report for 2019”

17/12/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti said that CBK has demonstrated leadership beyond its mandate, where in the role of Regulator and Supervisor of Financial Institutions in the Republic of Kosovo it has advanced the requirements for…

Clarification for the Opinion

09/12/2019
In order to properly inform the public and the customers, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, following the decision to revoke the registration and initiate liquidation procedures for the microfinance institution “Iute Credit Kosovo” J.S.C. and for the non-bank financial institution "Monego", provides…

CBK Executive Board Initiates Liquidation Procedures for MFI “Iute Credit Kosovo” J.S.C and NBFI “Monego”

06/12/2019
Today, December 6, 2019, the CBK Executive Board, based on the competencies guaranteed by Article 36 paragraph 1, subparagraphs 1.11 and 1.12, and Article 67 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Law on the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and in accordance with…

CBK Board decisions on 05 December201

06/12/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 05th of December 2019, made following decision:    • Decision on approving the CBK Budget for year 2020. Also, the Central Bank Board was informed of the six-month Internal…

CBK Board decisions on November 29, 2019

29/11/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on November 29, 2019, made the following decision: Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on the Procedures for Imposing Administrative Penalties; Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on…

CBK representatives met with leaders of Insurance Supervision Agency of North Macedonia

26/11/2019
At the North Macedonian Insurance Supervision Agency today was held a high-level meeting between the members of the Council of Experts, Mr. Sulejman Ahmedi and Mr. Igor Ivanovski, and the delegation from the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by the Governor, Mr.…

Memorandum of Cooperation on Corporate Governance of Banks has been signed

19/11/2019
Governors of the Central Banks of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and the Director of the Banking Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation on Corporate Governance of Banks. This Memorandum is a regional initiative, which has been…

The World Bank is investing in improving financial inclusion in the digital era

19/11/2019
At the high level International Conference, organized by CBK in Prishtina, with the topic “Risks and Opportunities in a Dynamic Financial Sector - Development Perspective”, respectively in the 3rd session, it was discussed about financial inclusion in the digital era, policy measures to be taken…

Local and international executive leaders discussed the opportunities and risks of the banking sector

19/11/2019
Senior CBK and international institutions representatives discuss the effects of the developing financial scope, opportunities and risks for financial sector development in developing economies - the Western Balkans perspective. The following panel members of the 2nd session: Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets…

Governor Mehmeti: Cooperation between central banks made overcoming of challenges easier

19/11/2019
The work of the first session of the high level International Conference, organized by the CBK in Prishtina, with the topic “Risks and Opportunities in a Dynamic Financial Sector - Development Perspective” continued.  On this occasion, Central Banks Senior Representatives, Supervisory Authorities and International Financial…

The CBK for 20 years managed to be a key factor in maintaining a sound financial system

19/11/2019
The Governor of the CBK, Fehmi Mehmeti, at the high level International Conference with the topic “Risks and Opportunities in a Dynamic Financial Sector - Development Perspective”, which is being held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the CBK, stated that…

Clarification to the public

14/11/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo calls upon the general public not to fall prey to the information published on social networks regarding the sale/purchase of TEB JCS bank by Russian businessmen. CBK has never received a request whatsoever on the change of…

CBK develops cooperation with central banks of the EU Member States in the field of money laundering prevention

13/11/2019
As part of the current Programme for Strengthening the Central Bank Capacities in the Western Balkans with a View to the Integration to the European System of Central Banks, activities focused on supervisory examinations in the field of combating money laundering in the banking sector…

The subject ”Credins Bank Kosovo” receives preliminary approval of the license

12/11/2019
At today's meeting of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, the preliminary approval of the request by the subject "Credins Bank Kosovo" for licensing as a bank in the Republic of Kosovo was made. The request for licensing submitted…

Governor Mehmeti briefed the Norwegian Ambassador on developments in the financial sector

05/11/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Mr. Jens Erik Grøndahl. At this meeting, Governor Mehmeti briefed the Norwegian Ambassador on the latest economic developments, with particular emphasis on…

Telegram of condolences from CBK on the accidental death of Mr. Roland Kaçani

04/11/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo awaits with great sorrow the death of the hitherto director of the insurance company "Sigma", Roland Kaçani. On this occasion, the Governor of the CBK, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, sent his condolences to the Kaçani family on the…

CBK reviews insurance fees for passenger vehicle categories

01/11/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, according to the legislation in force, is an independent institution responsible to license, supervise and regulate financial institutions in the Republic of Kosovo. One of its main objectives is to promote and maintain a stable financial system,…

CBK marks World Savings Day

31/10/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has continued the tradition of marking the World Savings Day. CBK, within the framework of the Financial Education Program to mark this day, has organized a competition for the best essay for Kosovo elementary school students in…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the October 28, 2019

28/10/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 28 October 2019, made following decision:   • Decision on Selecting the CBK External Auditor.         Also, The Central Bank Board was also informed of the…

The CBK delegation concludes its participation in the annual meetings of the IMF and WB

22/10/2019
The delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, led by the Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, has concluded its participation in the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which were held in Washington, USA, from 14-20 October, 2019.…

Governor Mehmeti met with the World Bank Vice President Mr. Cyril Muller

19/10/2019
Delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, headed by the Governor, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, during the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund which are being held in Washington, participated in the opening meeting of IMF International Monetary and…

Governor Fehmi Mehmeti meets with Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, Zhang Tao

18/10/2019
During the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund that are being held in Washington, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti has met with the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, Mr. Tao…

Governor Mehmeti met with US Treasury officials and IMF Mission Team for Kosovo

17/10/2019
 The CBK delegation led by the Governor, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, while attending the Annual Meetings of the  International Monetary Fund and World Bank that are being held in Washington,  has met with representatives of the US Treasury, led by Mr. William C. Thomas, who informed…

Governor Mehmeti is attending the annual meetings of the IMF and WB

14/10/2019
The senior delegation of the Republic of Kosovo, led by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is attending regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Washington, USA…

Competition – Essay on personal savings and finances

11/10/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the framework of financial education invites pupils of 6-9 grades of primary schools of Kosovo to participate in the competition for the selection of the best essay on saving and finances. The motto marking this day…

The CBK and the FFK sign a memorandum of cooperation

08/10/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the President of the Football Federation of Kosovo, Mr. Agim Ademi. Through this Memorandum, both parties have agreed on establishing ways of cooperation between…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the September 30, 2019

30/09/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 30th of September 2019, made following decision:    -              Approval of the Regulation on Liquidation of Insurers; -              Approval of the Regulation on Pension Benefits by Supplementary Individual…

Governor Mehmeti hosted in the meeting the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce

24/09/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in the meeting the President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce (KCC), Mr.Berat Rukiqi. Governor Mehmeti and President Rukiqi discussed regarding developments in the financial system and country’s economy in…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Bank International, Dr. Johann Strobl

17/09/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with Dr. Johan Strobl, Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Bank International, Mr. Peter Lennkh, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo and at the same time Member of…

Governor Mehmeti attended the inauguration of the Raiffeisen Bank head office

16/09/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti attended the inauguration of the new Raiffeisen Bank head office On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti said that Raiffeisen Bank has played a very important role in creating a safe and sound…

The CBK Award to Young Economists

04/09/2019
In order to further promote research work among young economists, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has created the opportunity of awarding a prize for the best study submitted by young economists. Papers should be of any field that relates to the…

CBK’s Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the Ombudsperson, Hilmi Jashari

02/09/2019
In the spirit of cooperation, and based on both institution’s legal mandates, in the meeting they discussed the advancement and deepening of cooperation between the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Ombudsperson Institution. Governor Mehmeti expressed his gratitude to the Ombudsperson, Mr.…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the August 29 , 2019

29/08/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 29th of August 2019, made following decision:     Approval of the Regulation on Corporate Governance of Banks; Approval of the Regulation on Transactions to Bank-Related Persons and Bank Employees;…

Deputy Governor Havolli urges KCGF to increase business credit guarantee scheme

20/08/2019
The Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Sokol Havolli, received in a meeting the executives of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund. In this meeting, Deputy Governor Havolli discussed with KCGF executives the opportunities for developing the economy…

Governor Mr. Mehmeti hosted the meeting with the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kosovo, Ms. Gerrie Willems

08/08/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti hosted in a meeting Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kosovo, Ms. Gerrie Willems. By expressing his high gratitude for the visit to the CBK, Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador on economic…

Governor Mr. Mehmeti hosted the meeting with the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kosovo, Ms. Gerrie Willems

08/08/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti hosted in a meeting Ambassador of the Netherlands to Kosovo, Ms. Gerrie Willems. By expressing his high gratitude for the visit to the CBK, Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador on economic…

Deputy Governor Havolli hosted the representatives of the Kosovo Competition Authority

02/08/2019
The Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Sokol Havolli, hosted the President of the Kosovo Competition Authority, Valon Prestreshi. By expressing his gratitude for their visit to the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, the Deputy…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the July 31, 3019

31/07/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 31st July 2019, made following decision:    Approval of the CBK Financial Statements for the 2nd quarter of year 2019; Approval of the Regulation for Directors and Senior Managers…

Governor Mehmeti met today with the State Attorney Sami Istrefi

26/07/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, received in a meeting the State Attorney, Sami Istrefi. In the spirit of the cooperation of the two institutions, based on the legal mandates of the two institutions, the advancement, and deepening…

Prishtina International Summer University students get to learn about the role of the CBK

19/07/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, had a conversation with the students attending the 19th edition of Prishtina International Summer University on the role of the CBK in view of the country's economic development and the functioning of…

The CBK Delegation meets the IMF Deputy Director at the Dubrovnik Summit

15/07/2019
The CBK Delegation, led by CBK Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti, is participating in the Conference organized by the International Monetary Fund and the Central Bank of Croatia entitled “Demography, Employment, and Growth: towards the future of Central, East and Southeast Europe”, which is being held in…

The Budget and Finance Committee approved the Annual Report 2018

12/07/2019
During the reporting before members of Budget and Finance Committee of the Assembly of Kosovo, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, said that the Annual Report 2018 as foreseen by the Law on CBK provides an overview of…

Guverner Mehmeti hosted in a meeting the representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo

12/07/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, represented by the Executive Director, Arian Zeka, Kujtim Gjevori and Ardian Hoxha. Expressing his gratitude for the visit…

Governor Mehmeti hosted the Ambassador of Germany in Kosovo, Mr. Christian Heldt

02/07/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted the Ambassador of Germany in Kosovo, Mr.Christian Heldt. Governor Mehmeti expressed his gratitude for the Ambassador’s visit to the CBK and informed Ambassador Heldt on developments of the financial sector…

Senior Delegation of the Central Bank, of the Republic of Kosovo, presents at the Crans Montana Forum the achievements in the financial sector

27/06/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr.Fehmi Mehmeti, and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Flamur Mrasori, are attending the 30th session of the Crans Montana Forum, which is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. Collaboration between different countries of the world…

Publishing of the Financial Stability Report No.14

27/06/2019
The Financial Stability Report (FSR) provides an overview of the potential risks to financial stability in the country, always in function of securing CBK's prime goal, maintaining financial stability through identifying and assessing the risks posed to the financial system and its infrastructure.   The report…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the June 24, 2019

25/06/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on 24 June 2019, made following decision:    - Approval of the Regulation on Licensing, Regulation and Supervision of Payment System Operators.                 …

Governor Mehmeti met with World Bank’s FSAP Mission

17/06/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, today met with World Bank’s mission officials, who are visiting Kosovo.  During the meeting they discussed details of their engagement for the FSAP’s development concept with regard to the payment system,…

The Governors of the regional central banks discuss on the financial and monetary system

14/06/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, is attending the regional summit of Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and Tax Administration Directors which is being held in Becici, Montenegro. The topic of discussion in this summit is: "Financial and…

A high-level delegation of CBK attended the conference organized by the European Central Bank

12/06/2019
The Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Flamur Mrasori, accompanied by the Board Member, Behxhet Brajshori, are attending the 8th high-level conference organized by the European Central Bank under the topic “Resilience of central, eastern, and south-eastern…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the May 30, 2019

31/05/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 30 May 2019, made the following decisions: - Approval of CBK Annual Report 2018; - Approval of CBK Financial Statements for 2018; - Approval of the CBK Financial Statements…

Governor Mehmeti: Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) has facilitated access to financing

16/05/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, highly appreciated the commitment of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund. In marking the 3rd anniversary of the official launch of this fund and the signing of the agreement with the European Investment…

Governor Mehmeti hosted in a meeting the Ambassador of France in Kosovo, Didier Chabert

13/05/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the Ambassador of France in Kosovo, Mr Didier Chabert. Governor Mehmeti has briefed Ambassador Chabert on the developments in the financial sector of the country, in particular, the banking…

Decision of CBK Executive Board, 26 April 2019

26/04/2019
Meeting no. 10/2019, 26 April 2019 Executive Board approved the revocation of the license of Insurance Company “Insig” J.S.C., Kosovo Branch and initiation of compulsory liquidation procedures against the company.

The CBK Executive Board decided to revoke the license of the Insurance Company “Insig” J.S.C, Kosovo Branch

26/04/2019
Based on the competences and responsibilities of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo provided for in the Article 36 and 67 of the Law on CBK, and pursuant to the Article 16, Article 99, Article 100 and Article 124 of the Law on…

Decisions of the CBK Board of 25 April 2019

26/04/2019
Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 25 April 2019, made the following decisions:  Decision on the adoption of the Regulation on Repurchase of Securities with the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo;  Decision on 2019…

The CBK delegation concludes its participation in the Spring Meetings of the IMF and WB

14/04/2019
The CBK delegation, led by CBK Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, has concluded its participation in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which took place in Washington DC from 9 to 13 April 2019.  On the last day of their stay,…

The World Bank vows to further support the CBK

13/04/2019
During the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund being held in Washington, a delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, met with World Bank Vice President Cyril Muller and World Bank Director for…

Governor Mehmeti receives support from the IMF

12/04/2019
In the framework of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings that are being held in Washington, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the IMF’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Tao Zhang, with whom…

Deputy Governor Ismajli: CBK supports the development of the insurance sector with the purpose of supporting agriculture

11/04/2019
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Lulzim Ismajli attended the agricultural insurance launching ceremony, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, in cooperation with the International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank…

CBK Delegation, part of the WB and the IMF spring meetings

08/04/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by the Chairperson of CBK Board, Mr Flamur Mrasori, Deputy Governor of the CBK, Mr Sokol Havolli and Chief of Governor's Cabinet, Mr Nexhat Miftari are attending the spring meetings…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 5 April 2019

05/04/2019
Meeting No. 08/2019, 5 April 2019 Executive Board approved the Manual for Risk-Based Supervision of Pension Funds. Executive Board approved the licensing of the Brokerage Company “Alberti – Broker i Sigurimeve” as insurance intermediary.  

Governor Mehmeti met with members of the Working Group on overseeing the enforcement of the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Discharge of a Public Function

04/04/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the members of the Assembly of Kosovo, members of the Working Group on overseeing the enforcement of Law no. 06/L-011 on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Discharge of a…

CBK has organized a lecture on the securities market

30/03/2019
Students of the Faculty of Economics at AAB College have learned about the functioning of the securities market in Kosovo. Shkendije Nahi from the Asset Management Department at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has presented to the students within the Global Money…

Pupils of Primary School “Faik Konica” learn about the role of money in their lives

29/03/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, received the students of the Primary School “Faik Konica” from Prishtina. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti has explained the importance of money in everyone’s life, ways of saving it and identifying false…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 29 March 2019

29/03/2019
Meeting no. 07/2019, 29 March 2019 Executive Board approved the registration of “Mogo” as Non-Banking Financial Institution. Executive Board approved the Instruction on Fees of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and List of Fees of the Central Bank of the Republic of…

Governor Mehmeti delivered a lecture at the Faculty of Economics of University of Prishtina (UP)

28/03/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti has delivered a lecture to the students of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Prishtina. Within the scope of Global Money Week in respect of financial education, Governor Mehmeti spoke…

Decisions of the CBK Board of the March 28, 2019

28/03/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, at its meeting held on March 28, 2019, made the following decisions: Approval of the Credit Risk Management Regulation; Approval of the Regulation on Non-performing Loans and Restructurings; -    Approval of the Regulation on the…

Governor Mehmeti met the IFC delegation

28/03/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted a delegation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank and led by Damien Shiels. Governor Mehmeti informed the participants about recent developments in the financial sector, the banking…

The CBK informed new bankers of its operating manner and role in economy

28/03/2019
In the framework of the Global Money Week activities, the officers of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo delivered a lecture aimed at financial education of new bankers of “Banka Private e Biznesit”. The CBK officers explained to new bankers the CBK role…

CBK and Eurostat discussed on the development of the Statistical System in Kosovo

27/03/2019
The Deputy Governor of the CBK for Financial Supervision, Sokol Havolli, met today with an Eurostat senior delegation to discuss statistics and similar issues related to statistical information in Kosovo. The Deputy Governor Havolli informed Eurostat officials about the progress made by the CBK in…

Havolli: The CBK, for 20 years, has played an important role in economic development

27/03/2019
The Deputy Governor of CBK for Financial Supervision, Sokol Havolli, held a lecture to students of the University of Applied Sciences in Ferizaj, in the framework of "International Monetary Week", with the aim at financial education”. Deputy Governor Havolli informed the students of this University…

Governor Mehmeti held a speech at the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini”

26/03/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti held a lecture for the students of the University of Mitrovica “Isa Boletini” within the activities of the Global Money Week, in the function of Financial Education. Governor Mehmeti presented to the students…

Vushtrria elementary students learn about the importance of money and saving

26/03/2019
A great number of "Naim Frashëri" Elementary School students from Vushtrri had the opportunity to learn about the importance of money, ways of saving money and identifying false banknotes. Lectures delivered before the students of this school by the staff of Central Bank of the…

CBK Participates in Cooperation Program with Central Banks of EU Countries

26/03/2019
The Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutsche Bundesbank) together with 17 national central banks of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Central Bank have today launched a program funded by the European Union (EU), which will benefit the…

The CBK marked the International Money Week, in the light of financial education

25/03/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has marked the Global Money Week for the sixth consecutive year. On this occasion, the CBK’s Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti stated that the Global Money Week this year is of particular importance, since the CBK has placed the…

CBK and EBRD discussed the development of the capital market

22/03/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met today with representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Governor Mr. Mehmeti informed the officials of this institution regarding the situation in the financial system and thanked…

Governor Mehmeti met with the Director of the Regional Office of the French Treasury

22/03/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the Director of the Regional Office of the French Treasury, headquartered in Sofia, Florence Dobelle, with who discussed the situation in the financial sector and the new developments in…

Governor Mehmeti agrees with the World Bank for implementing projects to increase access to finance

21/03/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met today senior World Bank officials who are visiting Kosovo for the purpose of agreeing on concrete projects that will help increase the private sector's access to finance. Projects that were agreed…

Governor Mehmeti hosted the Swiss Ambassador to Kosovo, Jean-Hubert Lebet

15/03/2019
The purpose of the meeting was to advance the mutual cooperation in implementing joint projects as well as to inform the Ambassador about the developments at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the strategic development priorities. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti thanked…

CBK marked the World Consumers Rights Day

15/03/2019
In the framework of activities for marking the 20th anniversary of its establishment, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo held a discussion for marking the World Consumers Rights Day on the topic: The role of the CBK in the field of Consumer Protection.…

Governor Mehmeti met with World Bank representatives

12/03/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with World Bank representatives who are paying a visit to Kosovo.  Governor Mehmeti informed the officials of this institution about the situation in the financial system and thanked the WB representatives for…

Governor Mehmeti had a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

04/03/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, during his visit to Ankara, was hosted by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Murat Çetinkaya. During the meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed Governor Çetinkaya regarding developments…

CBK Board meeting, 28th of February 2019

28/02/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on 28th of February 2019, was informed about the insurance industry in Kosovo, and the monthly report of the Governor/Executive Board.  

Governor Mehmeti met the Chairperson of the Parliament of North Macedonia Talat Xhaferi

26/02/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, during his visit to Skopje, met with the Chairperson of the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi. Governor Mehmeti informed Mr Xhaferi regarding the developments in the economy, and particularly…

Governor Mr. Mehmeti met with representatives of KfW

26/02/2019
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, met with representatives of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) from Germany, who are staying for a visit in Kosovo. Governor Mr. Mehmeti informed the officials of this institution about the financial system…

CBK joins the International Operational Risk Working Group

12/02/2019
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has become a member of the International Operational Risk Working Group (IORWG). By joining this working group, the CBK will benefit from active participation in various events, from the best operational risk management guidelines and practices developed…

It is signed a cooperation agreement for enhancement of security in the banking sector

08/02/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti signed a cooperation agreement with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ekrem Mustafa, Director of Kosovo Police, Rashit Qalaj and the Executive Director of the Kosovo Banking Association, Petrit Balija. This agreement was…

The CBK Board decisions on January 31, 2018

31/01/2019
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, in the meeting held on 31st of January 2019, issued the following decisions: - Approval of the Regulation on effective interest rate and disclosure requirements for Non-Bank Financial Institutions - Approval of the Regulation…

Banknotes in the amount of € 500 will not be released in circulation anymore

28/01/2019
On 4 May 2016, the European Central Bank had decided to cease printing and issuing banknotes in the amount of 500€  and as a result, starting on 27 January 2019, 17 out of 19 euro area national central banks will no longer issue banknotes in…

Governor Mehmeti Asks From the Kosovo Pension Savings Trust Increased Diligence in Management of Pension Contributions

22/01/2019
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, met with the members of the Board of Directors of the Kosovo Pension Savings Trust (KPST) led by Ruzhdi Morina. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti requested a more detailed explanation of recent…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 18 January 2019

18/01/2019
Meeting no. 01/2019, 18 January 2019 Executive Board approved the Manual on Instructions and Forms for Reporting of Pension Funds. Executive Board approved the Instruction on Consumer Credit Information Form.

Kosovo Economy at a glance

31/12/2018
Today the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo launched a new webpage with statistical information on Kosovo’s key economic indicators, thus advancing toward the statistics publication standards. The website has been named as “Kosovo economy at a glance” as it contains a brief overview…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 28 December 2018

28/12/2018
Meeting no. 24/2018, 28 December 2018 Executive Board approved the Strategic Plan 2019-2021. Executive Board approved the revocation of the insurance agents company “Life Kosova”. Executive Board approved the List of Fees and Charges of the Central Bank. Executive Board approved the Guiding Manual for…

Governor Mehmeti held a meeting with students of University “Haxhi Zeka”

28/12/2018
  In the light of financial education activities, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the staff and students of University "Haxhi Zeka" from Peja with whom he discussed about the CBK's role in the…

Consolation message from the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Kosovo Banking Association

27/12/2018
Citizens and the entire public are shocked by the announcement of the tragic event that took place on 27.12.2018 in Istog, where during a criminal assault on the robbery of a commercial bank, Izet Demaj, Kosovo Police officer, was seriously injured and therefore has died.…

Decisions of the CBK Board on December 27, 2018

27/12/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on December 27, 2018, took the following decisions: - Approval of the Regulation on Foreign Audit of Non-Bank Financial Institutions; - Approval of the Regulation on Internal Controls and Internal Audit of…

CBK Governor Mehmeti: Financial Sector Marked by Positive Developments in 2018

24/12/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, stated that the real growth rate in 2018 was 4%, while economic growth is expected to reach 4.2% in 2019. At the year-end conference, Governor Mehmeti summarized the activities of the banking…

Governor Mehmeti met with World Bank Mission

19/12/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, accompanied by Sokol Havolli, Deputy Governor, Shkëndije Himaj, Coordinator for General Functions and Arben Mustafa, Chief Economist, met with the World Bank Mission visiting Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti informed officials of this mission of…

Kosovar and European students complete the professional practice in CBK

13/12/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmenti, handed over the certificates for students of universities and colleges who successfully completed the internship programme for 2018 in CBK. Governor Mehmeti congratulated students for their work and encouraged them to continue their…

CBK, MIA, Kosovo Police and the Banking Association discuss about the physical security of the banking sector

07/12/2018
At the invitation of the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti a meeting was held with Minister of Internal Affairs, Ekrem Mustafa, Director of the Investigation Department at the Kosovo Police, Riza Shillova, Member of the Board of the…

Mr Mehmeti: the CBK highly committed to support economic development and employment growth

06/12/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, ensured the businesses that the institution which he is leading is highly committed to support the growth of economic development. In the discussion organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo entitled…

Mehmeti: Banking sector is contributor to the country’s economic growth

05/12/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, at the Annual Banking Conference of Kosovo, emphasized that Kosovo's banking sector in recent years has considerably increased its role in financing the country’s’ economic growth and this positive trend of development…

The CBK Board decisions on November 29, 2018

29/11/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on 29 November 2018, made the following decisions:  -Approval of the CBK Financial Statements for the third quarter of 2018; -Approval of the Regulation for Pension Assets Managers; - Approval…

The CBK signs Memorandum of Understanding with the European Central Bank

27/11/2018
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Central Bank (ECB). On this occasion, the CBK Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti expressed his satisfaction for the signing of the Memorandum, which is of great importance for the CBK…

The CBK discussed with journalists about its role in supporting economic development

27/11/2018
In the course of mutual engagement and cooperation, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has organized a meeting with Kosovo media journalists regarding the sectors covered by the CBK.   In addressing the attendees, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 21 November 2018

21/11/2018
Meeting no. 22/2018, 21 November 2018 Executive Board approved the revocation of the license of claim handler “Auto Gutachten”.  

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 13 November 2018

13/11/2018
Meeting no. 21/2018, 13 November 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of the “Zyre Këmbimore Lisi” L.L.C. as Non-Banking Financial Institution with currency exchange activity.  

Deputy Governor Havolli is attending the Annual Conference of the Bank of Albania

02/11/2018
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Sokol Havolli, is attending the Annual Conference organized by the Bank of Albania and London School of Economics and Political Science on the topic “Monetary Policy, Economic Integration and the ‘New Normal’”. During his…

CBK marks World Savings Day

31/10/2018
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has organized the World Savings Day for the third consecutive year. The participants in the marking of this day were the pupils from the Primary School “Pavarësia” from Prishtina, who have demonstrated their skills on the ways…

Crediting in Kosovo marks further growth in the “Doing Business Report 2019”

31/10/2018
The World Bank has published the Doing Business Report2019. This report has highlighted the crediting as the most positive indicator for doing business in Kosovo, placing Kosovo at the 12th place in the world. This position ranks Kosovo above all the countries of the region…

The IMF supports the CBK regarding the new assessment of the financial sector

30/10/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti thanked the International Monetary Fund for the ongoing support to Kosovo and especially to the CBK in achieving its primary objective to promote and maintain financial stability. At the closing conference of the…

The Deputy Governor Mr. Lulzim Ismajli attended the 8th Annual Conference organized by the Central Bank of Poland

29/10/2018
On October 26, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland was held 8th Annual Conference on the Future of the European Economy, and this year it was organized under the title: “The Mystery of Low Productivity Growth in Europe”. At this conference, the Central Bank of Kosovo was…

The CBK Board decisions on October 29, 2018

29/10/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on October 29, 2018, approved the following: - Approval of the CBK Budget for 2019; - Approval of the Regulation on Factoring. The Board of the Central Bank of the…

Governor Mehmeti met with the new IMF mission

17/10/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, welcomed the introductory meeting with the new International Monetary Fund mission led by Stephanie Eble, the Head of the International Monetary Fund Mission in Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti informed the participants on the…

Kosovo delegation concluded participation in the IMF and the WB Annual Meetings

13/10/2018
A senior delegation of the Republic of Kosovo consisting of the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, Minister of Finance, Bedri Hamza and other officials concluded their participation in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group Annual Meetings, which took…

Kosovo gets support from the IMF and the World Bank senior leaders

12/10/2018
On the third day of the IMF and the WB Group Annual Meetings held in Bali, Indonesia, the delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, headed by Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, attended the IMF and WB plenary session, where the main speeches were…

Kosovo and Turkey increase cooperation in the banking sector

11/10/2018
 During the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings held in Bali, Indonesia, the Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti and the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey, Murat Çetinkaya signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The purpose of…

Governor Mehmeti meets the IMF senior officials

11/10/2018
The Delegation of the Republic of Kosovo consisting of the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, the Chairman of the Board, Flamur Mrasori, Deputy Governor, Sokol Havolli and the Chief of Governor’s Cabinet, Nexhat Miftari is attending the regular Annual Meetings of…

The CBK Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti is attending the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

10/10/2018
A senior delegation of the Republic of Kosovo consisting of the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti and the Minister of Finance, Bedri Hamza is attending the regular Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, taking place…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 8 October 2018

08/10/2018
Meeting no. 19/2018, 8 October 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of “Naimi” L.L.C. as Non-Banking Financial Institution for conducting the currency exchange activity.

The CBK Board meeting on September 27, 2018

28/09/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on September 27, 2018, was informed on the Governor’s / Executive Board’s monthly report.

The CBK and the World Bank increase cooperation in order to support economic growth

25/09/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in the meeting the World Bank Country Manager for Kosovo and Macedonia, Marco Mantovanelli with whom he discussed recent developments in the financial system and the CBK's commitment to support country’s economic…

Increased interest of Swiss businesses to invest in Kosovo

19/09/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in a meeting the President of the Swiss-Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Stefan Savkany. During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments in the financial system of the Republic of Kosovo and its…

CBK published the new edition of the Financial Stability Report

19/09/2018
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) published today the 13th edition of the Financial Stability Report (FSR), a document that is published twice a year. The special feature of this edition of the FSR is the advancement in content and quality in…

Kosovo Assembly Members support the CBK work

14/09/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti presented the 2017 Annual Report to the Members of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti stated that during 2017, the CBK has managed to successfully achieve its legal objectives by…

Governor Mehmeti hosted in the meeting the Head of the French Treasury Regional Office

10/09/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in the meeting the actual Head of the French Treasury Regional Office in Sofia, Jean Marie Demange, the incoming Head, Florence Dobelle, and the Attaché for cooperation at the French Embassy in…

Mehmeti: The CBK is meeting best international financial regulation standards

06/09/2018
“The dynamics with which international financial regulation is developing requires considerable resources to be implemented by central banks, and this certainly represents an important challenge for smaller central banks, such as the CBK and other banks in our region. However, through events like this we…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 31 August 2018

31/08/2018
Meeting no. 16/2018, 31 August 2018 Executive Board approved the revocation of the license of Insurance Company “Grawe Kosova”.

Decisions of the CBK Board on August 30, 2018

30/08/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on August 30, 2018, approved the following: - 2018 Budget Review; The Board of the Central Bank of Kosovo was also informed on the Internal Audit six-month report (January-June, 2018)…

Increases the diaspora interest in investing in the financial sector

28/08/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted a group of business migrants from Germany and Austria. They were closely informed on the developments in the financial sector, the banking sector and on the investment opportunities. Governor Mehmeti stated…

Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador of Finland, Ms. Stjernvall on the developments in the financial sector

10/08/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in the meeting the Finnish Ambassador to Kosovo, Pia Stjernvall. Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador on recent developments in the financial sector with particular emphasis on the banking sector. “Banking sector…

Decisions of the CBK Board on July 30, 2018

30/07/2018
 The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo at the meeting held on July 30, 2018 approved the following: - Financial Statements for the second quarter of 2018; The Board of the Central Bank was also informed on the insurance industry and…

Governor Mehmeti’s telegram of condolences to Demaçi family

27/07/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti has expressed condolences to the family and all the citizens of Kosovo for the loss of the prominent activist and the symbol of the national resistance, Adem Demaçi. Honorable family of national…

Great Britain reassures support to the CBK

24/07/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted in the meeting the Deputy Head of Mission of British Embassy in Kosovo, Tom Adams.  Governor Mehmeti informed the Deputy Head of Mission, Adams, on developments in the country's financial sector…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 4 July 2018

04/07/2018
Meeting no. 13/2018, 4 July 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of the “PRO FINANCE HOME” as Non-Banking Financial Institution with lending activity. Executive Board approved the increase of leasing activity (concluding agreements for loans and rent) for the Non-Banking Financial Institution “BI Credit”.  

President Thaçi commended the CBK for the safeguarding of the financial stability

03/07/2018
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, hosted today the Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, who presented the 2017 CBK Annual Report to the President.  President Thaçi congratulated Governor Mehmeti and the CBK staff for the work they…

CBK Board elects the Deputy Governor

28/06/2018
 The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on June 28, 2018, approved the following: - Regulation on the Interbank Payment System; - Financial Statements for the first quarter of 2018; and - Appointment of Mr. Sokol Havolli…

Decisions of the CBK Board on June 28, 2018

28/06/2018
 The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on June 28, 2018, approved the following: - Regulation on the Interbank Payment System; - Financial Statements for the first quarter of 2018; and - Appointment of Mr. Sokol Havolli…

Governor Mr. Mehmeti hosted a meeting with GIZ Kosovo & Macedonia country director Mr. David Oberhuber

20/06/2018
GIZ country director Mr. David Oberhuber visited today the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, where he was welcomed by the Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti congratulated Mr. Oberhuber on his new position and welcomed him to the Republic of…

Governor Mehmeti: CBK has taken all measures for sustainable financial stability

16/06/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti is attending the Regional Summit of Finance Ministers, Governors and Tax Administration Directors being held in Becici, Montenegro. This year’s summit topic is “Region’s Financial and Monetary Stability Ten Years since the Crisis…

The CBK publishes its 2017 Annual Report

14/06/2018
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has published its Annual Report 2017, which summarizes all the developments in the sectors under the CBK’s responsibilities. The CBK Annual Report for 2017, as required by the Law on Central Bank, presents an overview of the…

Governor Mehmeti awarded prizes to Young Economists

12/06/2018
In order to promote economic research work, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo traditionally awards the prize for the best research works by young economists in the field of financial system and economic development of the country. At the CBK premises, Governor Mehmeti…

The Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the Bank of Albania organize the exhibition “Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg in Albanian coins and banknotes”

10/06/2018
In the frame of the Pan-National Year of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the 140th anniversary of the Albanian League of Prizren (June 10, 1878) and the 110th anniversary of Congress of Manastir, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the Bank of…

Mehmeti: the CBK highly committed to solving the Green Card issue

08/06/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti together with the Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Finances in the Kosovo Assembly, Lumir Abdixhiku and other Kosovo Government officials in charge for resolving the Green Card issue met with…

Governor Mehmeti: The CBK has greatly benefited from the World Bank support

06/06/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti and the Minister of Finance, Mr. Bedri Hamza met Mr. Franciscus Godst, the Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group, representing the constituency of Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti informed…

The Memorandum of Understanding between the CBK and the ECB for the SSM will be finalised soon

30/05/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti met with European Central Bank Deputy Director General, Mr. Rolf Klug. Governor Mehmeti informed the ECB Deputy Director General on the latest developments in the banking system in Kosovo, as well as…

The Deutsche Bundesbank reassures support to the CBK

30/05/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti during his visit to Frankfurt, Germany, has met with the Vice President and member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr. Johannes Beermann. During the meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed Deutsche Bundesbank's…

Governor Mehmeti was assured of additional support from BaFin by the BaFin President Dr. Felix Hufeld

29/05/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti during the official visit to Bonn and Frankfurt, Germany, met with the President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Dr. Felix Hufeld. At the meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed the BaFin President,Dr. Hufeld…

Governor Mehmeti meets with the working group on amending the Law on Banks, Microfinance Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions

25/05/2018
 Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo Fehmi Mehmeti met with the Working Group of the Committee on Budget and Finances regarding the Supervision of implementation of the Law No. 04 / L-093 on Banks, Microfinance Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Kosovo. Governor Mehmeti…

Mehmeti: the CBK will support projects that enable economic growth and creation of new jobs

24/05/2018
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted the meeting with the Minister of Infrastructure, Pal Lekaj. The topic of this meeting was the general developments in the banking sector and the support that the CBK can provide in the…

Prime Minister Haradinaj hosted the meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti

07/05/2018
“The Central Bank continues to be one of the most credible institutions in the country,” said Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, during the meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti. On this occasion, Prime Minister Haradinaj highly…

Governor Mr. Mehmeti hosted in the meeting the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, Mr. Voss

30/04/2018
Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Jan-Axel Voss, visited today the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, where he was welcomed by the Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti. On this occasion, Governor…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 30 April 2018

28/04/2018
Meeting no. 08/2018, 30 April 2018 Executive Board approved the transformation of Banka Kombëtare Tregtare – Kosovo Branch into an independent entity, which is to be recognized as Banka Kombëtare Tregtare Kosovë Sh.A. Executive Board approved Instruction on Loan Register.

The CBK delegation concluded the visit to Washington, D.C.

23/04/2018
The delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo led by the Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti and the Chairman of the CBK Board Mr. Flamur Mrasori concluded the visit to the United States of America, where they attended the Spring Meetings of the…

During his stay in Washington, Governor Mehmeti received support from senior US Treasury officials and the IMF and the World Bank management

21/04/2018
The CBK Governor, Fehmi Mehmeti, during the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, being held in Washington DC, United States, had meetings with senior officials and representatives of the US Treasury Department, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and counterparts…

Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti meets with IMF Deputy Managing Director Mr. Tao Zhang

20/04/2018
During the IMF and WB Spring Meetings, Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti met with Mr. Tao Zhang, the IMF Deputy Managing Director, briefed him on the overall developments in the financial system, and thanked him for the ongoing IMF support to the CBK over the years.…

The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is attending the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

16/04/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti will participate in Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are taking place in Washington DC from April 16-22, 2018. Apart of participating in the IMF and the World…

Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is participating in the 7th Annual Research Conference organized by the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

13/04/2018
Under the motto: Around a Decade After the Crisis - Heading to the New Global Cycle and Monetary Policy Normalization, began its proceedings the 7th Annual Research Conference organized by the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. In this Conference are participating representatives from…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 12 April 2018

12/04/2018
Meeting no. 07/2018, 12 April 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of “Këmbimore Hyseni” as Non-Banking Financial Institution for conducting the currency exchange activity.

American investors ready to invest in the Kosovo banking sector

10/04/2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, on April 10, 2018 hosted in the meeting the representatives of the Albanian Diaspora Business Network seated in USA, headed by President Mr. Nazar Mehmeti, Secretary General, Mr. Ismet Smajli and…

Decisions of the CBK Board on March 29, 2018

30/03/2018
  The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo at the meeting held on March 29, 2018 adopted the following: - Regulation on the Licensing of Insurance Claims Adjusters.

Governor Mehmeti hosted the meeting with US Ambassador Greg Delawie

29/03/2018
Ambassador Delawie congratulated Governor Mehmeti for his election as Governor and encouraged the CBK to continue its path in regulating the financial sector and maintaining the stability of the sector. Ambassador Delawie also stressed that a strong senior leadership at the CBK is critical for…

MR.PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO, HASHIM THAÇI DECREED THE APPOINTMENT OF FEHMI MEHMETI IN POSITION OF THE GOVERNOR OF CENTRAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO

29/03/2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018 The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Hashim Thaçi, welcomed today, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti in the Presidency. During the meeting, the President of the Republic, Mr. Hashim Thaci, handed over the decree to Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti approving his appointment in…

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) congratulates Governor Fehmi Mehmeti on his appointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

29/03/2018
In a letter sent to Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), stated: “I am confident that under your leadership the Central Bank of Kosovo will continue to make progress in strengthening financial sector stability and deepening financial…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 30 March 2018

28/03/2018
Meeting no. 06/2018, 30 March 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of “Leasing Alberti” L.L.C. as Non-Banking Financial Institution.

Acting Governor Mehmeti participated in the Meeting of Regional Governors and Financial Sector representatives in Rovinj

27/03/2018
 On 26-27 March 2018, Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mehmeti participated in the Meeting of the Regional Governors and Financial Sector representatives, where they discussed about the current situation and the future of the financial system in the region.…

The CBK Acting Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti hosted the meeting with representative of the German Development Bank – KfW

22/03/2018
Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted the KfW Head of the Division of Financial Sector and Economic Development for Southeast Europe and Turkey, Mr. Markus Aschendorf. At the meeting, Governor Mehmeti informed Mr. Aschendorf on recent developments in the…

Decisions of the CBK Board on March 22, 2018

22/03/2018
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the meeting held on March 22, 2018, adopted the following decisions: - Mr. Flamur Mrasori was elected Chairman of the Central Bank Board; - Mr. Behxhet Brajshori was elected a member of the…

The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo today with a majority of votes, elected Prof. Dr. Flamur Mrasori as Chairman of the Board

22/03/2018
Mr. Mrasori has worked in the CBK for over 11 years, in different important positions, including the function of the CBK Board Executive Secretary and as the Governor's Advisor. During his service at the CBK, he was involved in all the important processes for accomplishment…

Fehmi Mehmeti is elected Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

15/03/2018
At today's Kosovo Assembly session, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, was elected the new Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. Since 2013, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, was appointed as the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision at the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo.…

The Central Bank of Kosovo, together with the Kosovo Banking Association, launch the Global Money Week activities

12/03/2018
The Central Bank of Kosovo together with Kosovo Banking Association launch the Global Money Week activities. Today's activity has started with the schoolchildren of the fourth grade of the Primary School "Don Bosko". The pupils were , were welcomed by the CBK Deputy Governor, Lulzim…

The Central Bank of Kosovo media conference on the Global Money Week

09/03/2018
Acting Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti initially greeted and thanked the media for supporting the CBK in reflecting its activities for better informing of the citizens. Acting Governor, Mr. Mehmeti spoke about the importance of this week, an activity of international character, which the CBK has…

The CBK Executive Board established a permanent body for evaluating and addressing regulatory challenges related to virtual money

27/02/2018
In the course of the CBK's evaluating and warning engagements regarding the phenomenon of virtual money, the CBK Executive Board in the meeting held on February 26, 2018 has established a permanent body for evaluating and addressing regulatory challenges related to virtual money. This body…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 26 February 2018

26/02/2018
Meeting no. 04/2018, 26 February 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of “Monego” L.L.C. as Non-Banking Financial Institution. Executive Board approved the revocation of the registration of “Edona” as Non-Banking Financial Institution for conducting the currency exchange activity.    

Acting Governor, Mr. Mehmeti attended the Conference “Developing the Accounting and Auditing Profession in the First Decade of Independence”

16/02/2018
Marking the 10th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kosovo, Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti participated in the conference "Developing the Accounting and Audit Profession in the First Decade of Independence", organized by the Society…

Acting Governor Mehmeti participated in the Economic Forum “The 10th Anniversary of Economic Independence of Kosovo”

16/02/2018
On the eve of the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Kosovo, the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti attended the Economic Forum "The 10th Anniversary of Economic Independence of Kosovo", organized by the Kosovo…

The CBK Acting Governor Fehmi Mehmeti met with the IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang

15/02/2018
The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Tao Zhang is on an official visit to the Republic of Kosovo, where he was welcomed to the meeting by Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo Fehmi Mehmeti and Minister of Finance Bedri Hamza.…

Deputy Governor for Banking Operations Mr. Lulzim Ismajli is conducting a working visit at Interbank Card Center in Istanbul (Bankalararasi Kart Merkezi – BMK)

09/02/2018
In order to exchange experiences and knowledge with the new developments in the field of payment services, the Deputy Governor for Banking Operations. Mr. Lulzim Ismajli and the Payment System Director, Mr. Dardan Fusha, visited the institution for the processing of BKM payments in Istanbul,…

They IMF Board welcomed Kosovo’s strong economic performance and undertaken reforms

07/02/2018
They IMF Board welcomed Kosovo’s strong economic performance and reforms made and encouraged the authorities to accelerate structural reforms. These comments came from the successful conclusion of the IMF Board Meeting in Kosovo, where it was discussed about the IMF Staff Report "Article IV Consultation…

Warning on the use of virtual currencies

31/01/2018
Driven by the recent developments and the interest of the general public regarding virtual currencies, the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, reiterates the communication to warn citizens about the risks of financial losses they may face from investing in virtual money. Virtual money is…

Acting Governor Mehmeti participated in the Central and Eastern European Forum 2018, organized by EuroMoney Center in Vienna

17/01/2018
On 16 and 17 January, 2018, a CBK delegation led by Acting Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti participated in the Central and Eastern European Forum, organized by EuroMoney Center, which was attended by governors, finance ministers and financial institutions representatives. During the conference various topics were…

Decisions of CBK Executive Board, 15 January 2018

15/01/2018
Meeting no. 01/2018, 15 January 2018 Executive Board approved the registration of “Leasing Solution” L.L.C. as Non-Banking Financial Institution.  Executive Board approved the revocation of the license of Insurance Intermediary “Inter-Expertise”.

The Green Card selling in Kosovo by unlicensed persons is illegal

05/01/2018
Recently, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (the CBK) has been informed that there are people in Kosovo who sell green cards. Green Card is a certificate issued by an insurance company that is a member of the National Bureau, which is a…

The CBK held its year-end media conference

20/12/2017
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has successfully achieved its legal objectives by providing a stable financial system with a satisfactory development trend, which has continued to be one of the main supporters of the country's economic development, the Acting Governor, Mr. Fehmi…

Kosovo continues to have stable performance of the financial sector

12/12/2017
At the conclusion of the visit of the International Monetary Fund Mission in Kosovo, headed by Ms. Stephanie Eble, a press conference was held at the premises of the Government of Kosovo by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Bedri Hamza, the head of the International…

The speech of Acting Governor Mehmeti at the Annual Conference of the Banking Association of Kosovo

01/12/2017
The Kosovo Banking Association (KBA) is holding its annual conference on “Reducing Cash Transactions: Opportunities and Challenges" Acting Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, who is participating in this conference, in his speech emphasized the key role of the Kosovo banking sector in the country's economic development. During…

The CBK delegation headed by the Chairman of the CBK Board, Mr. Bedri Peci are in an official visit at the Central Bank of Sweden

24/11/2017
The cooperation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo with counterpart banks and international financial institutions in Europe and beyond, extended with the cooperation with the world’s well-known bank, the Swedish Riksbank. A senior delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of…

CBK, EIB, OeNB Conference on “Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in the CESEE Countries”

21/11/2017
On 14 November 2017, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) together with the Oestereichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) organized in Prishtina a conference on ‘Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in the CESEE countries’. The…

The International Conference “Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe” has concluded its works

14/11/2017
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the National Bank of Austria and the European Investment Bank has organized high-level International Conference "Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe”. This conference addressed important…

Organization of the Conference “Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in CESEE Countries”

13/11/2017
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, the National Bank of Austria and the European Investment Bank, jointly organize the International Conference "Access to Finance, Bank Lending and the Banking Sectors in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe", to take place on November 14, 2017…

Press Release November 10, 2017

13/11/2017
The Panel for the selection of candidates for non-executive members of the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo after assessing the integrity, professional preparation, financial system knowledge as well as micro and macro economic policies knowledge and after evaluating the performance…

The traditional annual conference of Bank of Albania has concluded

10/11/2017
The traditional annual conference of Bank of Albania, co-organized with the University of Oxford, namely St. Anthony College, has concluded. During the conference, it was concluded that monetary policy finds support in other financial instruments. In this way, it can benefit from the further development…

The CBK Acting Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is participating in the Annual Conference organized by the Bank of Albania

09/11/2017
The Bank of Albania, in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, holds the annual conference: “Banking developments and financial market infrastructure. The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial market”, where is participating the CBK Acting Governor,…

The CBK welcomes the World Bank’s assessment, in particular the improvement marked in the pillar of accessing finance

02/11/2017
The CBK welcomes the World Bank's Doing Business Report's assessment on supporting the improvement of the overall ranking position, and in particular the improvement marked in the pillar of accessing finance and getting credit. The Doing Business Report regarding the access to finance, among other…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Kosovo Museum marked the World Savings Day

31/10/2017
With the motto "The future begins with savings" the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the Kosovo Museum have marked the World Savings Day. Part of this activity were schoolchildren from the capital primary schools who visited the exhibition of Illyrian…

Acting Governor, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti hosted in the meeting the representative of the European Union, Office in Pristina, Ms. Natalya Apostolova

19/10/2017
Mr. Mehmeti initially thanked Ms. Apostolova for the ongoing support of the European Union Office in Prishtina to our institutions regarding all spheres. We are aware that the development of the financial sector remains one of the key preconditions for sustainable economic development of the…

Acting Governor of the CBK, Mr. Mehmeti and the delegation from Kosovo concluded the participation in the WB and the IMF annual meetings Acting Governor of

16/10/2017
 the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi MEHMETI and the delegation from Kosovo have concluded their participation in the regular meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank's Autumn Session, which took place in Washington DC on October 10-15, 2017.…

Acting Governor is having annual meetings with the IMF and the World Bank

13/10/2017
In the wake of IMF and World Bank meetings being held in Washington D.C the CBK delegation headed by Acting Governor of the CBK, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti , held meetings with the senior official of the American Treasury, PAUL Leonovich and his team. At this…

Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is attending regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

11/10/2017
A senior delegation of the Republic of Kosovo headed by the Minister of Finance Mr. Bedri Hamza accompanied by the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti , are on the official visit to the United States of America attending the…

Acting Governor Fehmi Mehmeti confirms the stability of the banking sector in Kosovo

06/10/2017
The International Monetary Fund's assessment mission in Kosovo has come to an end. During this visit and the meetings held with the actors of the country's financial institutions it has been confirmed that Kosovo has financial stability. During today's media conference, Acting Governor of the…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo launches the Financial Education Program

05/10/2017
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and the Kosovo Banking Association (KBA), held today the third meeting of the Regional Working Group on Youth Financial Education and…

A senior IMF delegation was hosted at the meeting by Acting Governor Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti

02/10/2017
Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo with his team, hosted today at the meeting the IMF delegation, headed by Mr. Jacques Miniane, outgoing Head of Mission for Kosovo and Mrs. Stephanie Eble, the new Head of Mission…

Decisions of the CBK Board on September 28, 2017

28/09/2017
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on September 28, 2017 has taken the following decisions: a) Approved the Regulation on the Procedures for Imposing Administrative Penalties; b) Appointed the Panel for selection of a non-executive member…

Visit of the senior delegation from the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia

20/09/2017
Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, Acting Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Lulzim Ismajli, Deputy Governor of the CBK hosted today in a meeting the delegation of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, headed by Mr. Fadil Bajrami, Deputy Governor of…

The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo appointed Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti as the Acting Governor

11/09/2017
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the extraordinary meeting held today discussed the issue of filling the position of the Governor. The Board, having analyzed the situation created after the resignation of Governor Hamza, made a decision by appointing…

Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Bedri Hamza, resigned from his position at the CBK

10/09/2017
As a result of the new circumstances and developments created in the area of building new institutions - the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza today held a press conference in…

Governor Hamza hosted the World Bank Country Director for the Western Balkans Ms. Gelder

07/09/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza with his associates, hosted today in the Business Continuity Center in Prizren, the World Bank Director for the Western Balkans, Ms. Linda Van Gelder, accompanied by Mr. Marko Mantovanelli, Director of…

The CBK’s 2017 professional internship program for students is finished

25/08/2017
Distinguished students from different universities in Kosovo have attended the CBK professional internship program which was held for four weeks during July and August 2017. The main objective of this program is to share the CBK staff experiences with selected students and to accomplish particular…

The German Ambassador to Kosovo, Angelika Viets visited the CBK

08/08/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, received today in a farewell meeting, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angelika Viets, who was accompanied by the Deputy German Ambassador Jan-Axel Voss. Governor Hamza thanked the Ambassador…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on 31 July 2017

01/08/2017
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on 31 July 2017 adopted the following decisions: a) Approved the decision of extension to the contract of the external auditor "Deloitte Kosova" l.t.d for two more years.

Governor Hamza attends a high-level conference in Dubrovnik

11/07/2017
The Governor of the CBK, Mr. Bedri Hamza is attending a high-level conference organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Croatian National Bank (CNB), being held in the city of Dubrovnik. The conference main theme is “Accelerating Convergence in Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe…

In Pristina was held the meeting of the Agricultural Insurance Sector in Kosovo

11/07/2017
For the purpose of presenting the Agricultural Insurance Project for all interested parties in Kosovo and setting up a platform for sectoral discussions in potential areas for joint activities, today in Pristina were gathered participants and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Insurance companies, brokers,…

Deputy Governor Mehmeti is attending the Summit

16/06/2017
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti is attending the Summit of Governors of Central Banks, Finance Ministers and Directors of Tax Administrations of the Region called "Financial stability of the region in new global environment". At the…

Visit of Governor Hamza to the Financial Institutions in Germany

09/06/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza conducted a series of official visits to the Financial Institutions in Germany. During these visits, Governor Hamza met with the President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungaufsicht -…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo implements the new Credit Registry System

05/06/2017
Starting from today, June 5, 2017, the System of Credit Registry of Kosovo (CRK) used by banks and microfinance institutions has been replaced with a new system. This system is developed according to the latest standards and technology in the credit reporting field. CRK was…

Warning on the use of virtual currencies

01/06/2017
The Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo (CBK) is issuing this statement to warn the citizens on the possible use of virtual currencies in Republic of Kosovo. The use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, is not legally regulated and poses a risk that could…

SOS Children’s Village Visit to CBK

31/05/2017
Under the framework of financial education program, on May 30, 2016, was organized a visit to the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo from the children of SOS Village, these children were invited by the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri…

The CBK organized a Roundtable on the occasion of the International Internal Audit Awareness Month

30/05/2017
Like in other countries of the world, the CBK, respectively the Department of Internal Audit has organized a roundtable on the occasion of the International Internal Audit Awareness Month. The roundtable organized on this occasion was titled "Role and Importance of Internal Audit". Marking this…

The CBK was represented at the EFSE annual conference held in Split, Croatia

23/05/2017
On 17-18 May 2017, a delegation of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, comprised of Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision and Mrs. Shkëndije Himaj, Coordinator of General Functions, attended meetings organized by EFSE (European Fund for Southeast Europe) in Split,…

Deputy Governor Mr. Lulzim Ismajli attended the Constituency Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Slovenia

22/05/2017
On May 19-20, 2017, in Ljubljana, Slovenia were held the Constituency meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. At this meeting, the Central Bank of Kosovo was represented by the Deputy Governor for Banking Operations, Mr. Lulzim Ismajli. Constituency Meetings of the International…

The CBK Board decisions on April 27, 2017

03/05/2017
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on April 27, 2017 approved the following decision: a) Regulation on the Amount of Pension Contributions

Presenting the activities conducted and the results of the Kosovo delegation from the Spring European meeting sessions 2017 of the IMF and WB

26/04/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza attended a press conference organized by the Ministry of Finance, where besides him stand the host himself, the Minister of Finance Mr. Avdullah Hoti, as well as the Resident Representative of…

Governor Hamza and the Kosovo delegation concluded the IMF and World Bank Spring Session Meetings in Washington D.C

24/04/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza and the Kosovo delegation have concluded their participation in regular Spring Session meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which took place in Washington DC on April 17-23. In…

The Governor Hamza during his stay in Washington signed a cooperation agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

21/04/2017
The Governor, Mr. Bedri Hamza during the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank being held in Washington D.C, USA, got the support of the State Department and US Treasury for the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. In order to…

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo is participating in the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

20/04/2017
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza is attending the regular Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank that are taking place in Washington, DC. During the IMF and the WB Spring Meetings, the…

Kosovo to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

14/04/2017
 A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Statistics Department visited Pristina during April 6—13, 2017, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the Executive Board in May 2015. More

Students of the American University in Kosovo visited the Central Bank of Kosovo

05/04/2017
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo was visited today by a group of students in the field of economics of the American University in Kosovo - (RIT Kosovo). Students were welcomed by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo…

Governor Hamza participates the Meeting of Regional Governors in Umag, Croatia

31/03/2017
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza is participating in the Meeting of Regional Governors, which is being held under the organization of the Croatian National Bank and the Croatian magazine "Lider". The main topic of the meeting is the…

Deputy Governor Ismajli hosted a delegation from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

31/03/2017
A delegation from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was staying on a working visit at the Central Bank of Kosovo to discuss on the best practices of reserve management, between the Republic of Kosovo and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The…

In the framework of the Global Money Week a lecture was held at the University of Prizren

29/03/2017
In the framework of the Global Money Week, the Kosovo Central Bank officials held a lecture on the securities auction, for the students of the University of Prizren, "Ukshin Hoti". In this lecture was stated that the banking system in Kosovo is stable, while the…

Celebrating Global Money Week

27/03/2017
With the motto "Learn, Save, Earn" we stared celebrations of Global Money Week in Kosovo. Central Bank of Kosovo, together with the Kosovo Banks Association and the Museum of Kosovo at the initiation of the Global Money Week organized the opening event of this week,…

The Board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) enables Kosovo the access to financing of €100 million

14/03/2017
At the joint press conference, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza, Minister of Finance Mr. Avdullah Hoti and the Head of the International Monetary Fund in Kosovo Mr. Ruud Vermeulen, announced the approval of the second and…

The Central Bank awarded Prices to Young Economists and the Best Stories in Journalism in the field of financial system

28/02/2017
The Central Bank in the wake of its annual activities, this year has also continued in awarding the price of the Jung Economists and the one on the Best Story in Journalism initiated for the first time. Regarding candidates, based on the criteria set out…

Decisions of the CBK Board on February 23, 2017

23/02/2017
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on February 23, 2017 adopted the following decisions: a) Approval of partial changes to the organizational structure of the CBK; b) Approval of the Regulation on calculating the minimum margin…

Republic of Kosovo begins with regular reporting of the external sector statistics to Eurostat

31/01/2017
The Republic of Kosovo started with its regular reporting of external sector statistics (ESS) to Eurostat, making a very important step in the development of the statistics system. ESS of Kosovo is now presented in the "Database" of Eurostat (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database)   Kosovo is committed to…

Kosovo banking sector contributes in financing the economy

16/01/2017
During the proceedings of this Panel held in Vienna on the occasion of the World Bank’s Publication "Risks and Returns (effects): Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia", has contributed with a presentation on the speech on the occasion the deputy…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on December 29, 2016

29/12/2016
The board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo at the meeting held on December 29, 2016 adopted the following decisions: a) Regulation on Corporate Governance of Banks; b) Amendment of the Regulation on Investment of Assets Covering Technical and Mathematical Provisions and…

CBK price for the best story in Journalism from the field of economy-financial system

19/12/2016
In order to promote broadcasting, publication and transmission of topics in mass media among journalists covering topics from economy, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, announces a contest for the best story in Journalism from Economics - Financial system 2016's. This price will…

The CBK Board decisions on November 24, 2016

24/11/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on November 24, 2016 approved the following decisions: a) Approved the CBK budget for 2017 b) Approved the CBK financial statements for the third quarter of 2016 c) Approved the…

A two-day workshop session:

22/11/2016
The Central Bank of Kosovo in cooperation with the international organization Child & Youth Finance International and Kosovo Banks Association is holding a two-day workshop with the theme: "Workshop on the possibility of involvement of stakeholders in financial education", in which are participating all financial…

CBK in collaboration with CYFI and KBA are organizing a workshop on the importance of financial education

21/11/2016
For two consecutive days, on November 22-23, 2016, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the International Child & Youth Finance International and the Kosovo Banking Association are organizing training on the importance of the involvement of stakeholders in financial education.…

The World Bank promises the continuation of projects for the Central Bank of Kosovo

07/11/2016
The Governor Hamza hosted today in a meeting Ms. Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Country Director and Mr. Marco Mantovanelli, World Bank Country Manager for Kosovo. The Governor, initially welcomed Ms. Goldstein and informed her about today's ceremony held on the occasion of the inauguration of…

CBK inaugurates the Business Continuity Centre

07/11/2016
The Central Bank of Kosovo and the World Bank Office in Kosovo inaugurated the Business Continuity Centre in Prizren a centre to deal with data storage. This centre, in addition to the CBK will be in use for data storage by other institutions also, as…

IMF Autumn Report 2016: Kosovo Has Made Progress in Regional Economic Issues for CESEE

07/11/2016
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kosovo, the Kosovo Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today held a seminar on the autumn Report of the IMF 2016 on regional economic issues for the Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). The countries…

The CBK Board decisions on October 31, 2016

01/11/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on October 31, 2016 approved the following decisions: a) Approved the Regulation on the Custodian of Pension Assets b) Decision for the CBK budget reallocation for capital expenditures

In Pristina was held a conference on “Digital Banking Services in Kosovo”

01/11/2016
Kosovo Banking Association (KBA) in cooperation with the European Fund for Southeast Europe -Development Facility (EFSE DF) held in Pristina the Annual Conference of Kosovo Banking with the topic "Digital Banking Services in Kosovo". On the topic was conducted a study initiated by Banks Association…

The CBK marked the International Savings Day

31/10/2016
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the US Embassy in Kosovo, within the framework of financial education activities, with the motto “Financial Education for Smart Decisions” marked the International Savings Day. The CBK marked this day with students of secondary…

Bank of Albania in Tirana organises the Annual Conference on the topic: “Aligning monetary policy with financial stability – their objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty”

27/10/2016
Bank of Albania, in cooperation with the Centre of European Studies at University of Oxford, has organized its annual conference on the topic: "Aligning monetary policy with financial stability – their objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty." The conference was attended by Governors…

Governor Hamza hosted a senior delegation from the Deutsche Bundesbank

24/10/2016
The Deutsche Bundesbank delegation is staying on a working visit at the Central Bank of Kosovo to discuss the best practices in reserve management, between the Republic of Kosovo and the Federal Republic of Germany. The German delegation, today, was hosted by the Governor of…

CBK and US Embassy marked the initiation of the project “Financial Education for Smart Decisions”

18/10/2016
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the US Embassy under the framework of financial education organized today the follow up activity with high school students of the capital, with the motto “Financial Education for Smart Decisions." Dozens of students gathered in…

Numerous meetings of the Governor in the US during the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF

07/10/2016
Numerous meetings of the Governor in the US during the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza together with the Minister of Finance, Mr. Avdullah Hoti and the Kosovo delegation…

The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza will participate in Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

03/10/2016
The Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza will participate in regular Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are taking place in Washington DC from 7-9 October, 2016. Apart of participating in the IMF and the…

The CBK Board decision on September 29, 2016

29/09/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on September 29, 2016 approved the following: a) Regulation on large exposures

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the German Development Bank KfW organized: Roundtable on

27/09/2016
This roundtable was attended by representatives from CBK, the banking industry, insurance industry, representatives of microfinance, and Associations Banks, Insurances and Microfinances.

CBK Award to Young Economists

16/09/2016
In order to promote research activity among young economists, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces three best research works in the field of economics and finance. The paper to be assessed as the best paper work will be rewarded with 750 euro;…

“Deposit insurance in Kosovo- The impact of DIFK in the stability of banking system”

14/09/2016
All banks in Kosovo have high liquidity, good return on investment, are well capitalized, so none of them is facing a situation that could endanger deposits hold by them. The Center for Strategic and Social Research – STRAS, on Wednesday, in a conference presented the…

High Level Visit to the key European Banking Regulators

13/09/2016
A delegation of the CBK, led by the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, comprising also of CBK and GIZ staff members, conducted an official visit to the regulatory agencies in Germany. During this visit the CBK delegation had separate meetings with senior…

Decisions of the CBK Board on August 31, 2016

04/09/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on August 31, 2016 adopted the following decisions: a) The CBK financial statements for the second quarter of 2016 b) Proposal for a reevaluation of the 2016 budget for capital…

The CBK awarded certificates to students participating in the Professional Internship Program

02/09/2016
Regarding the program "Professional internship for students" the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) this year has enabled for ten outstanding students of universities of the country but also those studying abroad to attend the professional practice. The objective of this program is…

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on July 29, 2016

02/08/2016
Meeting No. 18/2016, July 29, 2016 1. The Executive Board has approved the licensing of T.S.C "Eurokoha Reisen" as insurance intermediary for “travel health insurance" product.  

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on July 11, 2016

02/08/2016
Meeting No.16/2016, July 11, 2016 1. The Executive Board has approved the registration of "Bilanci" Ltd as NBFI for money exchange.  

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on June 16, 2016

02/08/2016
Meeting No. 14/2016, June 16, 2016   1. The Executive Board has revoked the license of insurance broker “ANSSIA”. 2. The Executive Board approved changing of the name of the Insurance Company "Croatia Insurance" Ltd to "Dukagjini" Ltd.

Decisions of the CBK Board on July 28, 2016

28/07/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on July 28, 2016 took the following decisions: • appointed Mr. Lulzim Ismajli the Deputy Governor. • appointed Mr. Arben Dërmaku as external member of the CBK Audit Committee.

DIFK marks the technical cooperation with EBRD for the development of the system for compensation of depositors

27/07/2016
This year has marked raising of the deposit insurance limit to € 4000 from previous € 3000, which based on plans and taking into account the achievements so far will rise to the level of € 5,000 euros starting from 2018, which represents a satisfactory…

Governor Hamza visited the Head Office of the Bank for International Settlements

25/07/2016
In the function of the intensification of operational development and international affirmation of the CBK, the CBK Governor, Mr. Bedri Hamza, conducted a working visit to the Head Office of the Bank for International Settlements – BIS, in Basel, Switzerland. The BIS Union as the…

The New Interbank Payment System in Kosovo started implementation

04/07/2016
Starting July 1, 2016, the existing payments system in the CBK is replaced by an automatic transfer system designed according to the latest standards in the field of payment systems. Implementation of this system is one of the key steps that CBK has undertaken to…

Decisions of the CBK Board on June 27, 2016

27/06/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on June 27, 2016 approved the following: a) Regulation on the Interbank Payment System b) Regulation on delegation of insurer’s functions c) Rules on disclosure of information by insurers d)…

Came to the end the two-day summit of “Regional Financial Stability in Altered Global Circumstances” that was held in Becic, Montenegro

11/06/2016
Governors, Ministers of Finance and Heads of Tax Administrations of the region countries have been together for two consecutive days in Montenegro and discussed the problems and challenges facing the institutions they manage in general and economies of their countries in particular. The Governor of…

Governor Hamza takes part in the summit of “Regional Financial Stability in Altered Global Circumstances”, which is being held in Becici, Montenegro

10/06/2016
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza, is participating in the summit of ministers of finance and governors of the region being held in Becici, Montenegro. The main topics of this year's summit, organized by the Belgrade weekly newsmagazine "NIN"…

His Excellency Mr.Ferrarese, the Ambassador of Italy in Kosovo with a delegation visited the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

07/06/2016
His Excellency, Mr. Andreas Ferrarese, Iitalian Ambassador in Kosovo together with a delegation consisting of Mr. Giorgio Baiutti, Chief of Staff of the Regional Council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Mr. Franco Iacop Chairman of the Regional Council and Coordinator of Presidents of Legislative Assemblies and…

Decisions of the CBK Board on June 6, 2016

07/06/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on June 6, 2016 approved: a) CBK’s Annual Report for 2015 b ) CBK’s Financial Statements for 2015 and the Independent Auditor's Report c ) CBK’s Financial Statements for the…

The Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, visited the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

26/05/2016
The Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, visited today the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo where he was hosted by the Governor Bedri Hamza and other CBK leaders. During the visit, Prime Minister Mustafa who was accompanied by the Minister of…

Decisions of the CBK Board on May 26, 2016

26/05/2016
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on May 26, 2016 approved: a) Approved the re-evaluation of CBK’s Budget on capital expenditures for 2016

Governor Hamza meets the Head of European Banking Authority

20/05/2016
In the frame of the commitment to further develop the field of banking supervision, the Governor Bedri Hamza conducted a working visit to the European Banking Authority (EBA) Headquarters in London. The CBK is in the process of reaching an arrangement for cooperation and exchange…

Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro visited the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

13/05/2016
Mr. Bedri Hamza, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo with his associates hosted Mr. Milojica Dakic, Governor of the Central Bank of Montenegro. Initially, Governor Hamza thanking Mr.Dakic and his delegation for the visit, pointed out the very good cooperation at…

Kosovo for the first time organizes annual constituency meetings of the World Bank and IMF

06/05/2016
In Pristina are held annual constituency meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Following Kosovo's membership in the International Monetary Fund and in the World Bank in 2009 as a member will full rights, for the first time today in Pristina were held…

In Pristina are being held International Monetary Fund / World Bank Annual Constituency Meetings

05/05/2016
Under the patronage of the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, for the first time after Kosovo's membership in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in 2009 as a member…

The CBK Board Decisions on April 28, 2016

29/04/2016
The Board of Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo, on the meeting held on April 28, 2016, approved the following: a) Regulation on External Audit of Insurers, Insurance Intermediaries, Claims Adjustors and Kosovo Insurance Bureau b) Regulation on Internal Controls and Internal Audit of Insurers…

Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo (CBK) and USAID signed a Grant Agreement of $6.5 million to capitalize the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF)

27/04/2016
The Governor of Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza and USAID Head of Mission Mr. James Hope signed an Agreement to provide a grant of $6.5 million to be used by the CBK for capitalization of a newly established Kosovo Credit Guarantee…

President Thaçi meets the Governor of the CBK, Bedri Hamza

26/04/2016
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi met today with the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza President Thaçi expressed his interest for detailed information about the work of the CBK and stressed his support for this important state institution. CBK’s…

The Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund was launched in Pristina in ceremony held on the occasion

26/04/2016
At a ceremony organized on the occasion, was officially launched in Pristina the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF), which was rated by participants as an institution that will be of particular importance to economic development in the country. The KCGF will be capitalized with funding…

Governor Hamza met the Resident Representative of EBRD for Kosovo Ms. Elena Petrovska

25/04/2016
Head of the EBRD Office in Kosovo, Mrs. Elena Petrovska was welcomed in a meeting by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza. Initially, Governor Hamza informed Mrs. Petrovska on current commitments of the CBK and financial sector…

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on March 30, 2016

18/04/2016
 Meeting No. 07/2016  March 30, 2016   1. The Executive Board appoved the license for Brokerage Company “Net Broking House” L.L.C. 2. The Executive Board approved the expansion of money exchange activities for NBFI   “Capital”. 3. The Executive Board approved the license for Brokerage…

The Deputy Governor of the CBK, Mr. Lulzim Ismajli is participating in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank

15/04/2016
The delegation of the Republic of Kosovo, comprising the Deputy Governor of the CBK, Mr. Lulzim Ismajli, along with the Minister of Finance, Mr. Avdullah Hoti, Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Blerand Stavileci, and Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Agim Krasniqi, is participating in the…

Governor Bedri Hamza meets the Governor of the Central Bank of Italy Mr. Ignazio Visco

08/04/2016
On the continuity of the commitment to further advance the functions of the CBK in terms of adopting the standards and practices of central banks in the countries of the European Union, Governor Bedri Hamza conducted a working visit to the Bank of Italy. The…

Decisions of the CBK Board on March 31, 2016

01/04/2016
 The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on March 31, 2016 approved: a) Regulation on bank reporting b) Regulation on microfinance institutions reporting c) Regulation on non-bank financial institutions reporting d) Regulation on insurance actuaries e) Regulation…

Governor Hamza met with a senior delegation of IMF Mission in Kosovo led by Mr. Jacques Miniane

25/03/2016
A senior delegation of the International Monetary Fund Mission (IMF), led by Mr. Miniane Jacques is visiting Kosovo lately. They were received today in a meeting by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza. During this meeting Governor…

Money Week activity at the Economics Faculty, University of Prishtina, lectures on “Development of the securities market in the Republic of Kosovo”

18/03/2016
After a series of activities held at the country level with students of elementary schools and high schools, Central Bank of Kosovo has continued to mark the International Money Week at University level. During the celebration of this event, officials of the Central Bank of…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has continued marking of Global Money Week

15/03/2016
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has continued marking of the Global Money Week with high school students of the country. On the second day, the event took place in the Economic High School "Hasan Prishtina" in Mitrovica. On this occasion, the Governor…

CBK marked the International Money Week

14/03/2016
The main aim on marking this week is to empower new generations so they would be on the cutting edge and be responsive and able to continuously develop and raise their economic knowledge. Every year, various activities are organized in order to engage children and…

The CBK Executive Board decision on March 9, 2016

09/03/2016
Meeting No. 06/2016, March 9, 2016 The CBK Executive Board decision on March 9, 2016: 1. The Executive Board has approved the license for Agents Insurance Company “FERSIG” Ltd.

Governor Hamza hosted a high delegation of the World Bank

28/02/2016
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, received today in a meeting the World Bank’ Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Mr. Cyril Muller, who was accompanied by Mrs. Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Director for the Western…

The CBK delegation was hosted by senior officials of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin

26/02/2016
The CBK delegation represented by the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, together with representatives of the German GIZ, in Frankfurt, Germany, held separate meetings with representatives of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority – BaFin, i.e. Dr. Johannes Engels, Banking Supervisor for International…

The CBK Board decisions on February 25, 2016

26/02/2016
The Board of Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on February 25, 2016 approved: a) Regulation on the Investment of assets covering technical and mathematical provisions as well as investment of insurers’ paid-in capital; b) Regulation on Mergers and Acquisitions; and…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo increases cooperation with the Bank of Albania

24/02/2016
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza hosted in a meeting Mr.Gent Sejko, Governor of the Bank of Albania. Kosovo’s Governor thanked Mr.Sejko for this visit and initially made a detailed explanation on the current economic and financial…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK on January 29, 2016

29/01/2016
 Board Meeting no. 02/2016, January 29, 2016 1. Recommended the registration of the NBFI "Toti" in Pristina, as a foreign exchange office - the Executive Board has approved the registration of the non-bank financial institutions "Toti" in Pristina as foreign exchange office. 2. The Executive…

The CBK Board decisions on January 28, 2016

28/01/2016
The Board of Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo in the meeting held on January 28, 2016 approved the following: a) Regulation on the use of external credit assessment for the purpose of calculating regulatory capital

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, received a senior delegation of EBRD

26/01/2016
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza hosted a senior delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, leaded by the Managing Director for Eastern Europe Mrs. Sylvia Gansser - Potts. Initially Governor Hamza informed the EBRD's delegation…

A delegation of the Central Bank of Uganda conducted a working visit to the CBK

26/01/2016
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, accompanied by the Deputy Governor for Banking Operations Mr. Lulzim Ismajli, hosted the delegation of the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda…

In Prishtina began Regional Conference “Initiative for the implementation of the second pillar of the Basel regulatory framework” ICCAP/SREP Introduction and Practical Examples

20/01/2016
In Pristina is being held the first regional conference entitled "Initiative for the implementation of the second pillar of the Basel regulatory framework: ICAAP / SREP Introduction and practical examples" organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in cooperation with the German…

GOVERNOR HAMZA HOSTED IN A MEETING US AMBASSADOR GREG DELAWIE

13/01/2016
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza hosted today in a meeting His Excellency, the Ambassador of the United States, Greg Delawie, associated by the USAID Director, James Hope and Director of USAID's Economic Growth Office, Scott Cameron. At…

The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza hosted in a farewell meeting the World Bank Kosovo Country Manager

30/12/2015
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza hosted in a farewell meeting the World Bank Kosovo Country Manager, Mr. Jan-Peter Olters. Governor Hamza thanked Mr. Olters for the excellent cooperation between the CBK and the World Bank Office…

The Central Bank at year-end press conference announced the Award for Young Economists

29/12/2015
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has managed to successfully meet its legal objectives, providing a stable financial system and a satisfactory developing trend, which has continued to be one of the main supporters of economic development, stated Governor Bedri Hamza in the…

Governor Hamza hosted the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Arben Ahmetaj

24/12/2015
On the occasion of his visit to Kosovo, the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Arben Ahmetaj was welcomed in the meeting by the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza.…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on December, 22, 2015

24/12/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its hundred and nine meeting held on December, 22, 2015, adopted the following decisions: a) Approved the Regulation on capital adequacy of banks b) Approved the Regulation on residential mortgage credit c) Approved…

CBK’s Governor Mr. Bedri Hamza hold a speech of the occasion in the Conference

17/12/2015
Kosovo together with the region are on the way to finalizing the transition path for the functioning of a free market economy until the end of full integration into the European Union. Stabilization and Association Agreement signed this year will be a powerful guide for…

Speech of the CBK’s Governor Mr. Bedri Hamza at the conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce on “The Impact of Banking Sector in the Development of the Private Sector”

15/12/2015
Economic development cannot be achieved without a developed private sector. Private sector development requires a financial system able to ensure sustainable funding and with favourable conditions for businesses. On the other hand, a developed financial sector requires the presence of successful businesses; their activity contributes…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK on December 15, 2015

15/12/2015
 Board Meeting no. 25/2015, December 15, 2015 The Executive Board has approved the registration of the non-bank financial institution "Kimi" in Ferizaj as a foreign exchange office.

Governor Bedri Hamza delivered a speech at the Public University “Isa Boletini” in Mitrovica

02/12/2015
The lecture was held within the framework of Financial Education Program, a program that is being conducted under the auspices of the CBK with educational institutions at all levels in Kosovo. The topic of the lecture held by the Governor of the Central Bank Mr.…

The CBK expands Public Education Program

01/12/2015
In the frame of the CBK Financial Education Program, Governor Bedri Hamza hosted today students of the Journalism Department, respectively MA students at the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Philology, Public University "Hasan Prishtina". The visit took place in the course of the…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on November 26, 2015

26/11/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its hundred and eighth meeting held on 26 November 2015, approved the following decisions: a) Approved the CBK Budget for 2016 b) Approved the CBK’s financial statements for the third quarter of 2015

A group of schoolchildren visited the Central Bank of Kosovo

25/11/2015
In the context of financial education, a group of pupils from Primary School “Ismail Qemali”, Pristina, today visited the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. Initially, the children were welcomed by the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Bedri Hamza who thanked the pupils…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK 16 November 2015

16/11/2015
Meeting no. 23/2015, 16 November 2015 Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK dated 16 November 2015 1. The Executive Board approved changing the name of IK "Dardania " l.t.d into " EUROSIG " l.t.d.

The Central Bank awarded certificates to outstanding students attending Internship Program at CBK

05/11/2015
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the wake of Student Internship Program has enabled also this year many excellent students of Kosovo colleges and universities to attend Internship program at the CBK. Upon completion of Professional Internship at a ceremony organized on…

In Tirana was held the Conference “Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE?” hosted by the Bank of Albania, organised in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford

30/10/2015
The CBK Governor, Mr. Bedri Hamza attended the International Conference hosted by the Bank of Albania, organised in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford. This event gathered in Tirana the banks’ governors, officials, senior bankers and financial experts of the region and…

The CBK Board Decisions dated October 29. 2015

29/10/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in hundred and seventh meeting held on October 29, 2015 , approved the following: a) Approved the nine months report of the Internal Audit from January - September 2015

First Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Regional Forum on Financial Inclusion Policy

29/10/2015
The National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia together with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) from 26-28 October, 2015 in…

CBK issued new statistics on interest rates applied to loans and deposits

26/10/2015
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has published the latest statistical information regarding the interest rates charged by commercial banks on loans and deposits, making in this way a major step in raising the quality and expanding the range of statistics. New statistics…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK dated 20 October 2015

20/10/2015
 Meeting no. 20/2015, 20 October 2015 Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK dated 20 October 2015 1. The Executive Board has approved the addition of operational leasing activity for NBFI Raiffeisen Leasing Kosovo RLKO. 2. The Executive Board has approved the registration of "…

Governor of the Republic of Kosovo participates in the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

10/10/2015
From 5-12 October, 2015, Kosovo delegation represented by Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza and Minister of Finance, Mr. Avdullah Hoti attended regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are being held in Lima, Peru.…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK dated 29 September 2015

29/09/2015
Meeting no. 19/2015, 29 September 2015 Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK dated 29 September 2015 1. The Executive Board approved the revocation of license for "ENB Consulting GmbH" Insurance intermediary.

The speech of the CBK Governor, Mr. Bedri Hamza on Finance Fair 2015

29/09/2015
Dear Participants, It is always a great pleasure to be part of this finance fair, which is being successfully organized for several years by Kosovo Banking Association. The continuous increase of number of financial institutions operating in Kosovo, along with expanding range of financial products…

The CBK Board Decisions dated September 15. 2015

15/09/2015
 The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in it hundred and five meeting held on 15 September 2015, approved the following decisions:   Approved Budget review of the CBK for 2015. Approved the appointment of Mr. Nuhi Ahmeti as a member…

Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Bedri Hamza hosted a delegation of Kosova Chamber of Commerce

14/09/2015
At this meeting, Governor Hamza informed the delegation of Kosova Chamber of Commerce on current developments in the financial sector of Kosovo, the CBK responsibilities and current engagement and the challenges of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. On this occasion, Governor Hamza,…

THE CBK AWARD TO YOUNG ECONOMISTS

04/09/2015
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has created the opportunity of awarding a prize for the best study submitted by young economists. Papers should be of any field that relates to the Financial Sector and Economic Development in Kosovo. This award is…

Governor Hamza hosted a group of students from Diaspora

14/08/2015
The Governor of Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Bedri Hamza, hosted a group of students from different countries of Diaspora and informed them on the CBK role,  the financial sector condition and the country’s economy in general.   Governor Hamza highly…

Governor Hamza welcomed in a meeting the New Resident Representative of IMF in Kosovo

10/08/2015
The Governor of Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, received today in an introductory meeting the new Resident Representative of IMF in Kosovo, Mr. Ruud Vermeulen. At this meeting, the Governor Hamza informed the new representative of IMF with the current…

Press Release

05/08/2015
The panel for the selection of candidates as non-executive members of the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, after the evaluation of integrity, professional training, knowledge of the financial system and micro and macro-economic policies and based on the performance shown…

The CBK takes measures against institutions that conduct unlicensed financial activity

30/07/2015
Based on the Law No. 04 / L-093, on Banks, MFIs and Non-Bank Financial Institutions, in Article 5 it is specified and regulated the scope of operation of licensed financial institutions. Under the legislation in force, no person shall engage in any financial activity in…

Deepening of cooperation between the CBK and Financial Market Authority of Austria (FMA)

15/07/2015
In the premises of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, the Deputy Governor for Financial Supervision, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti accompanied by Nexhat Miftari, Director of Insurance Supervision Department and Berat Begu, hosted the meeting with the Managing Director of the Insurance and Pension…

The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo is hosting a delegation of the Austrian JVI Institute

07/07/2015
The Deputy Governor Mr. Lulzim Ismaili accompanied by the Deputy Governor Mr. Fatmir Gashi received in a meeting the General Director of "Joint Vienna Institute" Mr. Norbert Funke, who was accompanied by the Program Officer Mr. Aleksander Prostimkin, responsible for training the staff of the…

The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Bedri Hamza welcomed by the President of Kosovo Ms. Jahjaga

05/06/2015
The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Madam Atifete Jahjaga, received today the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, who handed over to her the report for 2014.Friday, 05 June 2015 President Jahjaga was informed by Governor Hamza that Kosovo during…

Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza, received today Mr. Philip Bennett, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

01/06/2015
On this meeting, the Governor Hamza thanked the EBRD for the continuous support that has given and is still giving to Kosovo provided in various forms to its institutions, including EBRD participation in our financial system. Further on he informed Mr. Bennet on current responsibilities…

The CBK Board Decisions dated May 28, 2015

28/05/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its hundred and one meeting held on May 28, 2015, approved the following: • Approval of the Regulation on Registration, Supervision and Activities of NBFI • Approval of the Financial Statements of the…

The CBK Board Decisions dated May 21, 2015

27/05/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its hundred meeting held on May 21, 2015, approved the following: • Approved the annual report of the CBK for Year 2014 • Approved the financial statements of the CBK for year 2014…

Governor Hamza hosted today the Senior Kosovo Desk Officer at U.S. Department of State, Mr. Ilan Goodman

06/05/2015
On this occasion, Governor Hamza, thanked Mr. Goodman for the ongoing support of American institutions to Kosovo, in particular the CBK, and informed him on the current economic and financial developments in the country, putting special emphasis on the performance of the banking system in…

Governor Hamza attended the opening of the regional workshop of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI)

04/05/2015
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, attended the opening of 8th IADI Regional Workshop “Assessment of Compliance with the Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems”, which is taking place in Pristina during the period 4 to…

The CBK Board Decisions dated April 30, 2015

04/05/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-nine meeting held on April 30, 2015, approved the following: • Approved the Regulation on Deposit of Assets as Guarantee, Capital Adequacy, Financial Reporting, Risk Management, Investment and Liquidation. • Approved the…

Governor Hamza is going to participate in the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

15/04/2015
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza will attend regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are going to be held in Washington DC from April 15 to April 20. In addition to…

Conclusion of technical cooperation program with European Central Bank

27/03/2015
With an ocassional ceremony, today was marked the conclusion of the technical cooperation of the European Central Bank (ECB) with the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), Bank of Albania (BoA) and the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM). Besides the…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on March 26, 2015

26/03/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-seventh meeting held on March 26, 2015, approved the following: • Approved the Regulation on Clearing and Functioning of Settlement Accounts • Approved the Regulation on Minimum Security Requirements • Approved the…

Central Bank of Kosovo celebrated the International Money Week

12/03/2015
Kosovo celebrated the "International Money Week ", an activity that is taking place worldwide. Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, as part of the International Organization for Children and Youth and within its financial-educational activities marked the beginning of this week with children of…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on February 26, 2015

26/02/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-six meeting held on February 26, 2015, approved the following decisions:   ·         Approved the Regulation on Mortgage Loans; ·         Approved the Regulation on Real Estate Appraisal; ·         Approved the Amendments of…

Governor Bedri Hamza hosted a senior delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

18/02/2015
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza met today with a senior delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), led by the Director for Central and Eastern Europe for Reconstruction and Development of EBRD, Mr.…

Governor Bedri Hamza hosted the Minister of Finance Mr. Avdullah Hoti

10/02/2015
Governor Hamza hosted today in his office the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kosovo Mr. Avdullah Hoti. On this occasion the Governor Hamza informed the Minister Hotin about the latest developments in the financial sector in Kosovo, emphasizing the sustainability and positive performance…

Decisions of the CBK Board on February 6, 2015

10/02/2015
Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety- fifth meeting held on February 6, 2015, appointed the external auditor for the CBK. 

IBAN usage commences today in Kosovo

02/02/2015
Starting from February 2, 2015, bank account numbers in Kosovo will have the IBAN format (International Bank Account Number) also. Each relevant bank shall define the IBAN format to any account of their clients, in accordance with ISO 13616 international standard. The use of IBAN…

Decisions of the Central Bank Board on January 29, 2015

29/01/2015
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-fourth meeting held on January 29, 2015, approved the following decisions: • Approved the partial change of the organizational structure of the CBK. • Approved the Internal Audit Annual Plan for 2015.…

Governor Hamza hosted the World Bank Director for the Western Balkans

14/01/2015
Governor Hamza hosted today Mrs. Ellen Goldstein, World Bank Director for the Western Balkans and Mr. Jan-Peter Olters, director of the World Bank Office for the Republic of Kosovo.  During the meeting, Governor of the CBK, Mr. Bedri Hamza summarized recent developments in the financial…

Governor Hamza received a delegation of the International Monetary Fond

14/01/2015
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, hosted a delegation of the IMF leaded by the Chief of the IMF Mission in Kosovo, Mr. Jacques Miniane, who was accompanied by the IMF Resident Representative in Kosovo Mr. Frank…

CBK published the statistics of financial sector for November 2014 and those of the external sector for the third quarter of 2014

31/12/2014
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo published financial sector statistical data for November 2014 and external sector statistical data for the third quarter of 2014. The data are published within the time series in the CBK official website, according to the calendar of publications…

Decisions of the CBK Board on December 29, 2014

30/12/2014
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-third meeting   held on December 29, 2014, approved the following decisions: • Approved the Regulation on Licensing of Supplementary Employer Pension Funds.   • Approved the Regulation on Supplementary Individual Pensions…

With a solemn conference the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo marked the 15th anniversary of its founding

15/12/2014
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of its founding the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK ) organized a solemn conference where were invited high representatives of country’s institutions and Heads of financial institutions in the country. The conference was also honoured…

Decisions of the Board of CBK on November 27, 2014

27/11/2014
  The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninety-one meeting held on November 2, 2014, approved the following decisions: • Approved the Regulation on the System of Standard Bank Accounts Numbers • Approved the Regulation for International Settlement •…

Governor Hamza received a German delegation from Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

26/11/2014
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza, hosted a reception for Mr. Jörg Asmussen, Permanent State Secretary at German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, accompanied by Mr. Matthias Kiesler, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy…

FSI connect – a guideline of special importance related the function of banking supervision at the CBK

09/11/2014
In the organized ceremony, the Central Bank in cooperation with GIZ launched the FSI Connect software, which will provide the licenses for the CBK banking supervision staff.  Talking about the importance of the project, Governor Hamza thanked GIZ, the German Government and the German Embassy…

The CBK Board Decisions dated October 30, 2014

30/10/2014
Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its ninetieth meeting held on  October 30, 2014, approved the following:   • Regulation on Licensing of Insurance Companies and foreign insurance branches • Regulation on the Statistic for Payments Instruments • Regulation on…

The CBK Governor Hamza received a high level delegation from EBRD

24/10/2014
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza received a high level delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), consisting of members of the Board of Directors and senior executives. Governor Hamza thanked the representatives of…

Executive Board decisions September 22, 2014

23/10/2014
Meeting no. 19/2014, September 22, 2014 1. The Executive Board approved the preliminary license for "Fundway Insurance" J.S.C as an insurance company.  

Prof. Dr. Bedri Peci, Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Republic of Kosovo is awarded with the prestigious price “Crans Montana Forum’s Gold Medal”

20/10/2014
The Chairman of the Board of Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Prof. Dr. Bedri Peci attended Crans – Montana’s Forum regarding 16th International Summit on “Transnational Crime and Homeland & Global Security” held in Geneva from 15 to 17 October, 2014. This forum…

The CBK Board decisions dated September 25, 2014

26/09/2014
Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its eighty-nine meeting, held on September 25, 2014, approved the following:     Regulation on the internal process for claims handling  

Executive Board decisions August 27, 2014

03/09/2014
 Meeting no. 17/2014, August 27, 2014 1. The Executive Board has approved the registration of a foreign exchange office "Afrim S" as a nonbank financial institution.      

Decisions of the Board of CBK on August 29, 2014

29/08/2014
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its eighteenth meeting held on August 29, 2014, approved the following decisions:    • Approved the Charter of the Audit Committee of the CBK  • Approved the Regulation for Licensing of Insurance Intermediaries …

Approval of IBAN format of the bank account numbers of Kosovo

07/08/2014
Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo has received notification for IBAN format registration numbers of accounts kept in Kosovo banks. Since the formalization of SWIFT codes of banks of Kosovo last year, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the country's commercial…

The Guvernor Hamza meets the New Residential Representative of IMF in Kosovo

04/08/2014
Today the governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza  hosted an introductory meeting with the new Residential Representative of the IMF in Kosovo, Mr. Frank Lakwijk. In this meeting, governor Hamza thanked the IMF for the continuous support  that has…

The decisions of the Board of CBK on July 31, 2014

31/07/2014
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the 87th  meeting held on 31 July 2014, approved the following decisions: • Approved the Annual Report of the Interior Audit for 2013 • Approved the quarterly report January-March 2013 of the Internal…

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on July 22 2014

22/07/2014
Meeting No. 15/2014, 22 July 2014 Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK on July 22, 2014 1.    The Executive Board has approved the licensing of "Shield Brokers" jsc an Insurance Intermediary.

THE CBK AWARD TO YOUNG ECONOMISTS

16/07/2014
In order to further promote research work among young economists, the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK) has created the opportunity of awarding a prize for the best study submitted by young economists. Papers should be of any field that relates to the…

Governor Hamza welcomed in a meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania Mr. Qemal Minxhozi

15/07/2014
Governor Hamza welcomed in a meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania Mr. Qemal Minxhozi The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, welcomed on an introductory meeting the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in the Republic…

President Jahjaga received the CBK Governor

24/06/2014
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, received today at a meeting the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, who submitted this institution’s 2013 Annual Report to Madam President. Governor Hamza informed President Jahjaga on the process of economic…

The decisions of the Board of CBK on June 16, 2014

17/06/2014
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in the 86th meeting held on June 16, 2014, approved the following decisions:   •  Approved the Annual Report of CBK for 2013 •  Approved the Financial Statements of CBK 2013 and the External…

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the Central Bank of Montenegro signed a cooperation agreement

13/06/2014
Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza is participating to the Summit of Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks of the countries of the region, which is being held in Montenegro from 12 to 14 June 2014.…

Decisions of the Executive Board of CBK on June 5, 2014

05/06/2014
Meeting no. 12/2014, June 5, 2014  1 The Executive Board approved the preliminary license for the establishment of the foreign branch bank "T.C ZIRAAT Bankasi A.S".  2 The Executive Board has approved  the registration of the office for foreign exchange N.T.SH. "Lluk - I" as…

A new bank has been added to the KOSOVO REPUBLIC banking trade

05/06/2014
In the wake of encouraging foreign investments in the country and increasing the number of actors in the financial sector of the Republic of Kosovo, the Executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its meeting held on June 5, 2014,…

Decisions of the CBK Board on May 29, 2014

29/05/2014
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its eighty-fifth meeting held on May 29, 2014, approved the following decisions:    • Appointed a non-executive member of the Central Bank Board, Mr. Bedri Peci, as a Chairman of the Central Bank…

Meeting no. 06/2014, March 19, 2014

06/05/2014
Meeting no. 06/2014, March 19, 20141. The Executive Board has approved the licensing of "Damllog" as a Loss Adjuster.

Launching technical cooperation program with the European Central Bank

18/04/2014
The European Central Bank (ECB), with the support of the European Union (EU), today has officially launched a program of technical cooperation with regional central banks, including the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), the Bank of Albania (BoA) and Bank of the Republic of Macedonia…

Governor Hamza on an official visit at the Bank of Slovenia

26/02/2014
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, is officially on a visit in Slovenia, in fact in the Bank of Slovenia, by invitation of the Governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Mr. Bostjan Jazbec.On this occasion Governor Hamza…

Press Release – January 21, 2014

22/01/2014
Based on the re-announcement of November 15, 2013, the Panel responsible for selection of candidates for member of non-executive Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, after evaluating the integrity, professional background, knowledge on the financial system, as well as knowledge on…

President Jahjaga received the CBK Governor, Mr. Bedri Hamza

13/01/2014
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, received today at a meeting the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, who informed her with the activities which this institution conducted during a period of one year. Governor of the Central…

Beginning of the use of financial institutions SWIFT codes with proper country identification

06/12/2013
Beginning of the use of financial institutions SWIFT codes  with proper country identification     On December 9, 2013 will officially begin connection on SWIFT and use of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo SWIFT code. SWIFT code of the Central Bank of…

Governor Bedri Hamza awarded certificates to students who attended internship program at CBK

25/10/2013
During July and August of this year, 19 students from different public university or private college faculties in our country completed a two month internship program, which took place in various departments of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. In a ceremony held…

Governor Hamza accompanied by the CBK delegation is participating in the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington DC

12/10/2013
Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza is participating in regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are taking place in Washington DC. Apart of participating in the IMF and World Bank plenary sessions, Governor Hamza…

Decisions of the CBK Board on September 26, 2013

27/09/2013
The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo in its seventy-sixth meeting held on September 26, 2013, took the following decisions:      ·      Adopted Regulation on Procedures for imposing administrative penalties   ·      Approved the reallocation of budgetary expenditures for the…

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on August 7, 2013

07/08/2013
Meeting No. 15/2013,  August 7, 2013    Decisions of the CBK Executive Board  on August 7, 2013    1. The Executive Board unanimously approved the licensing of "Raiffeisen Insurance Broker" Ltd    

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on July 24, 2013

24/07/2013
Meeting No. 14/2013,  July 24, 2013   Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on July 24, 2013   1. The Executive Board unanimously approved the registration of the “E-Leka” as  exchange office.    

Press release – July, 23 2013

23/07/2013
The Panel for selection of candidates for non-executive member of the Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, following the evaluation of integrity, professional training, knowledge of financial systems and knowledge of micro and macro-economic policies as well as the assessment of…

Initiated the processing of electronic payments for social schemes

23/07/2013
The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo announces to the public that today, for the first time, has successfully concluded the processing, transmission, transfer and final settlement of about 153 thousand payment transactions of four social schemes for the Ministry of Labour and Social…

Decisions of the CBK Executive Board on June 20, 2013

20/06/2013
Meeting No. 12/2013,  June 20, 2013   Decisions of the CBK Executive Board  on June 20, 2013   1. The Executive Board unanimously approved the registration of the "Euro Buli" as  exchange office.   &n