On 26th of October Pristina Institute for Political Studies published "The Annual Review of Kosovo’s Foreign Affairs", which is drafted for the first time by Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. The annual report drafted by PIPS discusses all important aspects of Kosovo’s foreign policy and state recognition, including bilateral and multilateral recognition, EU integration and normalization of relations with Serbia in 2018.
Pristina Institute for Political Studies organized the roundtable where the policy-paper "Law on Foreign Policy of the Republic of Kosovo and its implementation" was published. The panel of the roundtable consisted of: Valdet Sadiku (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Fitore Pacolli (Committee for Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and Strategic Investment). Butrint Berisha from PIPS presented the key findings of the report.
Prishtina Institute for Political Studies and Group for Legal and Political Studies organized the roundtable discussion “Lost in negotiations: Discussing the principles that help Kosovo prevent potential attempts to redefine its unique constitutional traits”.
Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS), GAP Institute and Group for Legal and Political Studies on 3 August held a press conference on the topic "Monitoring report of European Reform Agenda (ERA) for the period of January-June 2018". The findings from the monitoring of the remaining obligations which are foreseen to be finalized in 2018 were presented in this press conference.
On 1st of August, Prishtina Institute for Political Studies published the report "A Critical Overview of the Organization and Implementation of Kosovo’s Foreign Policy". The report particularly discusses the functioning of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while at a larger scale it focuses on Kosovo’s foreign policy as a whole.
The second seminar of the School for Political Studies was held from July 21-23 and July 28-30. Over the course of six days the participants participated in lectures by public policy experts in the areas of political ideology and its effects on public policy.
School for Political Studies has held an online lecture & discussion with Dr. Gëzim Visoka on the topic "Peace through mutual recognition: The current situation in Kosovo and future opportunities".
On 15 July School for Political Studies held a discussion with Mr. Shpend Ahmeti, Mayor of the Municipality of Prishtina on the topic of "Effects of the pandemic on the Kosovar economy".
On July 7, the Pristina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS) published the policy analysis "Rationalization of Independent Agencies and Regulators in Kosovo". The analysis drafted after a period of several months of research provides an overview of the current situation of public administration reform, namely the implementation of the rationalization of independent, executive and regulatory agencies.