This policy paper covers the implementation of the second phase of the reform of rationalization of executive agencies and regulators in Kosovo in order to contribute to its implementation. On the one hand, it assesses the state of play regarding the agencies of this phase. On the other hand, the paper discusses possible options for their rationalisation.
Combating the pandemic through delivering assistance, has become the cornerstone of diplomatic action. To this end, since the pandemic outbreak, the diplomatic activity of states and multilateral organizations has been largely focused on finding the best alternatives to secure or deliver cross-border assistance. This short document will dwell into some of these effects, more concretely on how foreign assistance has impacted international politics thus far. Apart from a general discussion, the document focuses more extensively in the case of Kosovo.
The effects of the pandemic in the field of foreign policy will be massive. Covid-19 has had a serious impact in the relations and communication between states, given that it has transformed the manner in which daily diplomacy is conducted. This policy notes problematizes an aspect which has already produced consequences, that is the reduction of the physical interacion and meetings between state representatives. The closing of borders and limited movement at the global level, has implied that official visits had to be canceled or postponed, while the diplomatic meetings have passed in the realm of virtual platforms.
Kosovo's diplomatic battle to become an equal member of the international society continues twelve years after declaring independence. Since 2008 Kosovo has scored significant progress in fostering its institutional structure and international recognition by now being recognised by the majority of UN members and being part of several important multilateral mechanisms.
The purpose of this edition of the survey is to provide data and results on public perceptions of Kosovar citizens for the three following aspects: 1. International politics and international actors, providing data on perceptions of Kosovar citizens on international politics and regional and global actors, including states and international organizations; 2. Kosovo's foreign policy and international position, which provides data on citizens' perceptions on Kosovo's international position and Kosovo's foreign policy institutions; 3. The Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process, more precisely the perceptions of Kosovar citizens about eventual options for a final agreement and their expectations from this process.