Fehmi Mehmeti: Financial sector marked positive developments in 2018

Speech by Mr Fehmi Mehmeti, Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, at the End of the Year Conference, Pristina, 24 December 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
29 January 2019

Dear journalists and media representatives,

I feel honoured to meet you today to jointly mark the end of a successful year for the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo and the country's financial system, which with its activity has continued to be a very important contributor to the support of development and stability of the country's economy.

Effective communication with the media on a continuous basis has, without a doubt, been part of this success. CBK has continuously paid special attention to public transparency, by being open to media regarding all public interest issues. In order to further advance our cooperation, during this year, we have also organized a workshop with journalists where we had the opportunity to talk closely about important topics related to the work of CBK and the financial system of Kosovo. In addition, in order to facilitate access to information for journalists, we have appointed a CBK spokesman who greatly facilitated communication between the CBK and the media. These all indicate that we are continuing to advance our transparency towards the public and we remain committed to continue this in the future.