Freakonomics of Northern Kosovo

Date start: 23.01.2018.
Frikonomija_cover_srpski_20.jpg Business entities in the Serb-majority municipalities in Northern Kosovo: Mitrovica North, Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan have been operating for years in an unfavourable business environment characterized by security challenges, market limitation, complicated administrative procedures and problems in free movement of people, goods and services. Having in mind that businesses from Kosovo have mostly been operating in the Serbian legal system, the situation is additionally complicated with the signing of the Brussels Agreement, when Kosovo’s legal framework is established in the territory of the observed municipalities. The policy study analyses the state of the economy in the four municipalities in Northern Kosovo, especially in the circumstances that followed the signing of the Brussels Agreement. The Study gives an insight into the structure of the economy in Northern Kosovo, dynamics of registration of business entities, scope of the labour market, as well as the role of international donors and chambers of commerce in creating a more favourable business environment. The last part contains final observations and recommendations for the development of economy in Northern Kosovo. The study is available in Serbian, Albanian and English Language. The Policy Study was developed within the project "Analysis of economy in North Kosovo after the Brussels Agreement – where are employment opportunities?", implemented by the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER), in partnership with RTV Mir from Leposavic and with the financial support from the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS). The project was implemented between April 2017 and January 2018. The content of the study is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not reflect the views of the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society or RTV Mir.