wiiw Forecast Reports

KOSOVO: Major future challenges and high expectations of new government


Isilda Mara

in: Darkest before the dawn?
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2021, April 2021 , pp. 82-85

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The economy contracted by 5% in 2020, but growth will return to 4.5% in the medium term, supported by domestic and external demand. However, the downside risks remain high, with the current pandemic still raging and vaccines far off on the horizon. The triumphant return of a Kurti government (‘Kurti 2’) represents a new opportunity for Kosovo to gain political stability. In March 2021, the European Parliament reaffirmed its call to the EU council to adopt visa liberalisation for Kosovo.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Kosovo