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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 of Appeals has assessed that the court of first instance […]

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 KFW, Governor Mehmeti estimated that the grant in the amount […]

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 the one hand and non-performing loans at low levels 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 this meeting, Governor Mehmeti presented the views of the CBK […]

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 that the financial sector, supported by the measures taken by […]

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 measures taken by the CBK since the beginning of 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 well are being developed in virtual form, due to pandemic. […]

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 the field of financial education and in order to promote […]

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 not be obliged to submit a property tax certificate to […]

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 above the limits of the regulation. Non-performing loans are continuing […]

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 on Insurance, in the meeting held on 24 September  2021, […]

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 participants about the latest developments in the financial sector and […]

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 economy. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti informed the Ambassador about […]

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 the German Government intends to support further institutional development in […]

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 the further commitment of the CBK to help recover the […]

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 EU directives and international standards. There are no limits beyond […]

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 stability. In front of the audience, Governor Mehmeti stressed that […]

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 of payments, for reforms and further development of the retail […]

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. Governor Mehmeti thanked the Presidents of the Business Network for […]

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, the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission and the […]

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 Kosovo. The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo will […]

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 managed to keep the financial sector stable, consistent and competitive, […]

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 the cooperation they have with the friendly American people, who […]

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 Republic of Kosovo, the mutual recognition of insurance to cover […]

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 22 June 2021 of the Kosovo Insurance Bureau on the […]

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 a year with health and welfare.  Through this greeting, Governor […]

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 Bank of the Republic of Kosovo for many years pays […]

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 this field. Special attention was paid to the measures taken […]

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 CBK’s further commitment to help economic recovery and keep the […]

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 Kosovo’s financial system is sustainable and stable, as confirmed in […]

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 in the banking sector, insurance and other financial sectors of […]

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 the CBK in the European Integration process, wishing the day […]

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, Mr. Visar Perani. In the meeting was discussed regarding the […]

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 of the CBK to overcome the situation as easily as […]

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, to help, in order to overcome with as few problems […]

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 with the actions so far, and the plans of the […]

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 April 2021, Governor Mehmeti and representatives of the CBK participated […]

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, has sealed the independence of Kosovo and enabled the consolidation […]

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 being held virtually. These meetings will be held from 7 […]

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 that led humanity forward. Governor Mehmeti wished that this Easter […]

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 on enhancement of processes at the CBK for reviewing and […]

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 has managed to perform well and help the citizens and […]

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 that the financial sector is one of the main contributors […]

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. The theme of Global Money Week 2021 is: “Take care […]

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 the improvement of services and the increase of mutual trust. […]

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 effective partnership in support of the country’s economy during this […]

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 has to help businesses and the economy in general, through […]

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 a result of measures taken to cope with the pandemic. […]

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 undertaken during the pandemic period, in order to facilitate business […]

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 responsibilities we have towards the further development of our state, […]

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 between the two institutions in order to combat and prevent […]

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 is not presented as a separate state, therefore asked the […]

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 on this special day. Through this congratulation, Governor Mehmeti expressed […]

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 discussed the current situation of the banking sector, which so […]

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 taken so far by the CBK to help citizens and […]

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 news of the death of the famous professor Dr. Arben […]

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 health, happiness, love, peace and prosperity in every family. I […]

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 to cope with the unfavorable economic developments in the country, […]

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 the highest values of solidarity, harmony, love and peace between […]

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 to assist in the economic recovery and the maintenance of […]

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 Deputy Governor of the CBK, Sokol Havolli, thanked the two […]

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 for this special day. Through this congratulation, Governor Mehmeti expressed […]

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. Laetitia de Montalivet. In the virtual meeting held, Governor Mehmeti […]

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 Kosovo has developed at a rapid pace, in step with […]

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 Albanian people to live free and independent. “This holiday that […]

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 to overcome with less economic consequences of the […]

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 situation in the banking sector and the contribution of this […]

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 the Government for the commitment and support given to the […]

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 despite the situation the country is experiencing since March and […]

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 savings. The World Savings Day 2020 theme is: “When you […]

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 of regular meetings that the leaders of the three organizations […]

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 19 Pandemic, like most countries in the world, we will […]

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 special day, Republic Day. Through this congratulation, Governor Mehmeti expressed, […]

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 22, 2020, Governor Mehmet took part in the meeting of […]

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 of Kosovo regarding the arbitration process related to the case […]

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 continuous assistance it has given to Kosovo in all stages […]

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. Through this Memorandum, the CBK and AFSA establish a system […]

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, those of the financial sector and the development trends in […]

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 commitment to overcoming the situation as easily as possible from […]

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 of the health insurance policy process and the issue of […]

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 of credit payments and the decision for rescheduling of loans […]

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 progress that the CBK has made in the area of […]

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 to overcome the situation as easily as possible, from the […]

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 economic growth was 4.9%. On the other hand, non-performing loans […]

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, Governor Mehmeti said that the CBK is committed to promoting […]

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 Governor Havolli mentioned a number of reforms undertaken by the […]

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 rates. The report states that the regulatory system conforms to […]

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, 2020. The Guideline  for Loan Restructuring due to COVID-19 was […]

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, still, about 60% of deposits are demand deposits, 27% time […]

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 million euros. The signed agreement comes after the opening of […]

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 16 July 2020 of the Kosovo Insurance Bureau and the […]

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 best study presented by young economists. The papers for this […]

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 wished him success in his new role as director of […]

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 everywhere in the world, but it also unites us, the […]

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 July, which was also the starting point for efforts for […]

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 was also attended by the management of the Kosovo Pension […]

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 the following job postings: “Junior Statistician” – two positions, announced […]

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 role that this system has played in minimizing economic consequences […]

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 Minister of Finance, Mrs. Hykmete Bajrami.Governor Mehmet Prime Minister Hoti […]

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 have agreed on the mechanisms that will enable all pensioners […]

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, where was discussed the situation of the insurance sector in […]

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 country, as a result of COVID 19 pandemic and on […]

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 sectors affected by Covid-19 pandemic. Another topic of discussion was […]

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 the measures and future CBK plans in order to […]

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 regular meetings which Governor Mehmeti held with the stakeholders in […]

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 no new decision has been taken to re-defer the payment […]

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 paid special attention to the financial education of children, but […]

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 this meeting was to discuss the developments and measures so […]

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 measures the CBK has taken during this period, in particular […]

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 discussed. Governor Mehmeti assured the Ombudsperson that the financial sector […]

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 the enormous support you have given to the process of  […]

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 Chamber of Commerce Mr. Berat Rukiqi. Governor Mehmeti informed the […]

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 media in Kosovo and abroad, with the sole purpose of […]

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 situation created due to pandemic Covid 19, as well as […]

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 the visit, and informed them about the current situation in […]

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, the Economic Bank has also informed the state bodies, which […]

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 Director of the Department for Europe of the International Monetary […]

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 the Governor, were invited and all former Finance Ministers of […]

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 other institutions are taking care of protecting the health and […]

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 choose not to pay their instalment from 16 March 2020 […]

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, and is therefore functioning normally and will continue to do […]

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 of the Republic of Kosovo to stop the spread of […]

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 recommended protective measures as part of preventing the spread of […]

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 of the financial sector as a key contributor to the […]

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 financial system in general and the banking system in particular, […]

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 credit growth, improved conditions for private sector access to credit, […]

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 Resident Representative for the Western Balkans. Governor Mehmeti briefed the […]

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 on her new assignment . Governor Mehmeti briefed President Osmani-Sadriu […]

Governor Mehmeti hosted in a meeting the World Bank representatives

05/02/2020
The Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, hosted today in a meeting the Deputy Director of the World Bank, Mr. Diego Martinez, and the Senior Financial Sector Officer in charge of Kosovo’s portfolio, Mr. Alper Ahmet Oguz. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti congratulated Mr. Alper Ahmet Orguz for […]

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 and expenses for non-life insurers, as well as defines the […]

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 payments for the purchase of goods and services, through all […]

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 advan...

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&rdq...

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 accordanc...

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...

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 Memor...

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...

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 pane...

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 occa...

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 anniversar...

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 whatsoev...

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 mon...

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 lice...

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 economi...

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 th...

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 pro...

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 elementa...

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, fro...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ma...

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 esta...

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 ...

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 th...

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 creatin...

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 re...

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. Go...

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 exe...

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 ...

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 developments and developments in the financial sector of the country, […]

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 Governor Havolli informed the Kosovo Competition Authority representatives regarding the […]

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 of the cooperation between the Central Bank of the Republic […]

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 financial sector. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti stressed that […]

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 Dubrovnik, Croatia. During this conference, the CBK Delegation, led by […]

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 economic developments and activities that have been carried out by […]

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 to the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Governor […]

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 in the country, in particular the banking sector, which continues […]

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 in many areas, including financial ones, will be the main […]

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 aims not only to inform the public on the position […]

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, identifying the financing gap and other development issues for the […]

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 monetary stability in the region, in the climate of slowed […]

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 countries to headwinds in the field of trade and finances”. […]

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 Fund for the COSME Program, Governor Mehmeti said that for […]

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 sector, which continues to perform well, thus underlining the growth […]

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 Insurances, in the meeting held on 26 April 2019, the […]

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, Governor Mehmeti attended the discussions of Central and Eastern Europe […]

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 the Western Balkans, Linda Van Gelder. In these meetings, topics […]

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 he discussed the recent macroeconomic developments in Kosovo, with particular […]

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 group.   On this occasion, Deputy Governor Ismajli stated that in […]

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 of the World Bank and of the International Monetary Fund […]

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 Public Function, which group consists of the following: Ms. Albulena […]

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 Week, in the function of financial education, the manner of […]

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 banknotes. Lectures with the pupils of this school were held […]

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 before the audience about the developments that occurred within 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 sector in particular, which remains stable. The IFC representatives, on […]

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 and responsibilities. “The mission of the Central Bank of the […]

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 recent years to develop a sustainable statistical system that produces […]

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 about the functioning of the Central Bank of Kosovo and […]

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 and the academic staff the latest developments in all financial […]

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 Republic of Kosovo were conducted  within the framework 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 Central Bank of Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and […]

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 Republic of Kosovo at the attention on the international arena, […]

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 the EBRD representatives for the continuous support they gave and […]

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 the financial system legislation. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti stated […]

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 with Governor Mehmeti are related to the advancement of the […]

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 the Swiss state for supporting some projects through the Swiss […]

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. On this occasion, the CBK Governor Fehmi Mehmeti said that […]

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 the continuous support they have given and are still giving […]

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 in the economy, and particularly the financial system, of the […]

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 in the financial system of the Republic of Kosovo, highlighting […]

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 situation and thanked representatives of KfW for the continuous support […]

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 by the Group. The International Operational Risk Working Group is […]

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 signed as a result of previous meetings held with representatives […]

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 the amount of 500€. In order to ensure a smooth […]

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 developments concerning the KPST's financial performance, which in the last […]

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 of key economic indicators. The data published in this format […]

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 financial system and the plans for the future. Governor Mehmeti […]

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. The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the […]

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 sector, which during this year was characterized by credit growth, […]

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 the financial system situation. On this occasion, Governor Mehmeti stated […]

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 engagement. “Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo will continue […]

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 Banking Association, Orcun Ozdemir and the Executive Director 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 "The impact of the banking sector on the economic development […]

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 has led to continuous improvements in access to finance, which […]

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 and Kosovo.     “This MoU, among other things, aims to […]

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 Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti said that despite different positions, both journalists […]

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 speech in front of the audience, Deputy Governor Havolli presented […]

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 of saving money as well as through various drawings. Since […]

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 and a part of the European Union member states. Further […]

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 IMF mission team for Kosovo, Governor Mehmeti stated that 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 represented by the Deputy Governor for Banking Operations, Mr. Lulzim […]

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 actual situation in the financial system of Kosovo in general […]

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 place in Bali, Indonesia from 9-13 October, 2018. On the […]

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 held by President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo, the […]

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 this Memorandum of Understanding is to deepen the relationship and […]

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 International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, taking […]

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 in Bali, Indonesia. Kosovo delegation will participate in the International […]

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 growth and development. Governor Mr. Mehmeti informed Mr. Mantovanelli about […]

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 role in supporting the country’s economic development and growth. On […]

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 the light of ensuring the primary objective of CBK, which […]

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 providing a stable financial system and sustainable economic development of […]

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 Kosovo, Joseph Giustiniani. In the meeting, there were discussed recent […]

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 will be able to unite our energies and experiences in […]

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 the good performance and high degree of sustainability achieved by […]

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 maintains its good performance and high degree of sustainability. These […]

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 cause activist, Adem Demaçi, I have received with sadness the […]

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 and specifically the banking sector’s good performance, emphasizing the growth […]

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 have undertaken towards the safeguarding of the financial stability and […]

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 as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the […]

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 Kosovo. In this meeting, The Governor informed him about developments […]

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 Outbreak”. In his speech to the attendees, the CBK Governor, […]

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 economic and financial developments and the CBK activities during 2017, […]

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 awarded Young Economist Prizes for 2017 winning paper works. After […]

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 Albania organize a temporary exhibition “Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg in Albanian […]

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 "Uniqua Group Austria" senior representatives to discuss the possibility of […]

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 Mr. Godst on recent developments in the country’s finance sector […]

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 about the CBK’s legal framework alignment with EU’s directives and […]

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 Deputy Chairman, Dr. Beermann, on the latest developments in the […]

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 on the recent developments in the financial system in general […]

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 said that the CBK has a central register that is […]

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 implementation of infrastructure projects. Governor Fehmi Mehmeti informed Minister Lekaj […]

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 appreciated the role of the CBK, pointing out that Kosovo […]

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 Mehmeti informed the Deputy Head of Mission of the German […]

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 International Monetary Fund and the World Bank during April 16-22, […]

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 from different countries of the region and wider . Among […]

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. Governor Mehmeti also had meetings with the Mr. Paul Thomsen, […]

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 Bank plenary session, Governor Mehmeti will take part in the […]

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 policy-making institutions and academia, with the sole purpose of enabling […]

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 Director Mr. Naim Dedushaj. Governor Mehmeti thanked the delegation of […]

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 Kosovo’s continued financial strength and expressed the desire of the […]

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 the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of […]

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 intermediation, and addressing new challenges as they arise”. Complete congratulation […]

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 main topic discussed during this Governors Roundtable this year […]

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 financial sector and financial soundness indicators. Acting Governor Mehmeti thanked […]

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 of the CBK objectives. As a Chairman of the CBK […]

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. Mr. Mehmeti, was appointed Acting Governor in September last year. […]

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 Ismajli, who said that one of the CBK’s strategic goals […]

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 already made traditional for informing citizens about the proper money […]

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 structured in the form of an Advisory Group will monitor […]

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 of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo (SCAAK), attended by […]

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 Chamber of Commerce, attended by the President of the Republic […]

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. The CBK Acting Governor Fehmi Mehmeti, thanking Mr. Tao Zhang […]

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, established by the banking sector in Turkey, recognized as a […]

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 with Kosovo". Also, after performance evaluation, Board members have also […]

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 not recognized as a legal or trading means of payment, […]

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 discussed by representatives of different countries, such as: public debt […]

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 member of the Council of Bureaux. The International Motor Insurance […]

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 Mehmeti said at the conference with the media representatives held […]

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 Monetary Fund Mission in Kosovo, Ms. Stephanie Eble and the […]

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 this year also, this sector has continued to improve access […]

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 Kosovo, chaired by the Chairman of the Board Prof. dr. […]

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 conference provided an opportunity for far-reaching policy dialogue, attracting a […]

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 issues on banking sector activity in the Central, Eastern and […]

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 in Swiss Diamond Hotel, Prishtina. The purpose of organizing this […]

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 of financial institutions, as this development along with the use […]

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, Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti. The conference is also attended by governors, […]

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 things, measures the scope, coverage, and credit information quality that […]

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 coins, euro coins and banknotes. The exhibition is being held […]

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 country, stated Mr. Mehmeti The role of the Central Bank […]

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. In addition to attendance at the plenary sessions of the […]

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 meeting, Acting Governor Mehmeti thanked the USA for the contribution […]

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 regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and 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 Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti stated that […]

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 Financial Inclusion for Southeast Europe. During the meeting were presented […]

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 for Kosovo. Mr. Mehmeti thanked the delegation of the International […]

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 National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. Mr. Mehmeti […]

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 Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti, as Acting Governor until the election of […]

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 the premises of CBK, where he has resigned from the […]

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 World Bank Office in the Republic of Kosovo. Governor […]

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 projects. Selection of successful candidates is done based on their […]

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 Viets for the continuous support that CBK has received from […]

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 addition to the governors and ministers of finance […]

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, banks, MFIs, farmers and IFC. The aim of this roundtable […]

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 session of Regional Governors Panel part of which was Deputy […]

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 – BaFin), Dr. Felix Hufeld with whom he discussed on further […]

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 put into operation for the first time in 2006, aiming […]

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 result in financial loss. All potential users of virtual currencies […]

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 Hamza. During the meeting of the Governor with the children, […]

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 event at the global level aims to advance the role […]

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, Croatia, as well as the conference titled: “Enabling Financial inclusion, […]

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 Monetary Fund and the World Bank are meetings held once […]

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 the International Monetary Fund in Kosovo Mr. Ruud Vermeule. The […]

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 addition to attendance at the plenary sessions of the IMF […]

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 deepen the cooperation between the Central Bank of the Republic […]

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 Governor Hamza together with the Minister of Finance Mr. Avdullah […]

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 Mr. Bedri Hamza, who closely informed students on the role […]

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 impact of the euro as a mechanism for anchoring financial […]

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 American delegation was hosted today by the Deputy Governor of […]

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 value of internal debt of the government has so far […]

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 purpose of which is to promote wider awareness and […]

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 third review of the SBA program with Kosovo by the […]

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 in the CBK’s competition for the "Prize of Young Economist" […]

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 use Eurostat’s database as a general framework in the further […]

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 governor of financial supervision of CBK Mr. Fehmi Mehmeti. In […]

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 be divided into three categories of award: 1) The best […]

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 institutions and various public institutions in Kosovo. In this workshop, […]

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 training aims to spell out the importance of financial […]

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 the Business Continuity Centre and thanked her for the unreserved […]

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 well as for trainings of different organizations. The Business Continuity […]

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 of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe include: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, […]

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 and the support-sponsored by EFSE. The study was conducted by […]

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 schools of the capital. The event was marked with a […]

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 of Central Banks of the region, high-level representatives and management […]

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 the Central Bank of Kosovo Mr. Bedri Hamza and the […]

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 the Amphitheatre of the National Library and officials from CBK […]

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 attended the regular annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund […]

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 World Bank plenary sessions, Governor Hamza will take part in […]

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; the second best paper work will be rewarded with 550 […]

“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 research "Deposit Insurance in Kosovo- the DIFK impact on 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 representatives of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin (head office […]

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 to attract students with higher scores who show a high […]

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 coverage for Kosovo, pursuant to the best international practices. For […]

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 oldest international financial institution serves as a bank for central […]

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 strengthen the stability and increase the efficiency of the financial […]

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 the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Bedri Hamza […]

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" with support of the Ministry of Finance and the Central […]

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 Mr. Mauro Dal Saviopo visited the Central Bank of 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 Justice, Hajredin Kuçi and Minister of Trade and Industry, Hykmete […]

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 of information with EBA in terms of concrete supervision of […]

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 all levels between the two institutions and continued with a […]

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 proceedings of annual constituency meetings of the IMF and World […]

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 with full rights, in Pristina will take place annual Constituency […]

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 Fund (KCGF). This grant provides KCGF with the necessary financial […]

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 governor Bedri Hamza said that there are positive developments in […]

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 from institutions of Kosovo in cooperation with donors and the […]

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 and recent developments in the sector, adding that the sector […]

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 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, […]

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 purpose of this visit was to be closely introduced with […]

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 Hamza informed the delegation of the IMF Mission led by […]

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 Kosovo (CBK) held a lecture to students of the Faculty […]

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 of the Central Bank of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza, speaking […]

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 young people to learn how money works, including the way […]

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 Balkans and Mr. Marco Mantovanelli, Representatives of the World Bank […]

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 Cooperation and the representative of Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr. Martin Pontzen, […]

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 developments in Kosovo, with special emphasis on the banking industry, […]

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 on the current commitments of the CBK, as well as […]

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 and Non-resident Adviser of the US Treasury Department, Mrs. Ellyn […]

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 Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal […]

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 meeting, he thanked the Ambassador Delawie for the ongoing […]

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 in Pristina, noting in this regard the great contribution that […]

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 year-end press conference with media representatives held today at 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. On this occasion, Governor Hamza exchanged information on economic and […]

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 Kosovo in the process. Relevant reform agenda is complex and […]

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 to the development of the financial system itself. More

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. Bedri Hamza was titled "The Role and functions of the […]

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 Kosovo Central Bank activities with educational institutions in Kosovo, aiming […]

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 for the visit and adviced them regarding savings, cash management, […]

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 the occasion and at the presence of senior managers of […]

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 beyond. Initially, the participants were addressed by Mr. Gent Sejko, […]

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 Skopje, held the First Regional Forum on Financial Inclusion Policy. […]

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 released today are a response to new requirements for more […]

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. In addition to participating in Plenary Sessions, the delegation had […]

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 offered in the domestic market, brings innovation in financial fair, […]

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, was informed by Mr. Gërxhaliu and his associates on numerous […]

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 aimed to promote quality research and/or high quality presentation of […]

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 appreciated the contribution of Diaspora in the state-building process and […]

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 developments of the financial sector in Kosovo, 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 during the interview has prepared and sent to the Assembly […]

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 territory of Republic of Kosovo without an effective license issued […]

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 Supervision of Financial Market Authority of Austria, Mr. Peter Braumüller […]

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 Central Bank of Kosovo who attends training and lectures organized […]

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 2014 has maintained a positive economic growth rate and continues […]

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 and commitments of the CBK, as well as the challenges […]

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 Kosovo. In addition, Governor Hamza presented the main indicators of […]

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 6 May 2015, and hosted by the Deposit Insurance Fund […]

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 participating in the plenary session of the IMF and World […]

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 ECB, in this program, which was funded by the European […]

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 elementary schools, respectively, of primary schools "Ismail Qemali" and "Hasan […]

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. Jean – Marc Petterschmitt, who was accompanied by the Director […]

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 of the banking sector in general. The data presented and […]

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 in Kosovo is regulated by the CBK Regulation on Standard […]

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 sector in Kosovo, emphasizing sustainability and the positive performance of […]

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 Lakwijk and their collaborators. By this occasion the Governor Hamza […]