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Discussion on Public Administration Reform in Kosovo

Discussion on Public Administration Reform in Kosovo

14 July 2021

On July 14, PIPS held a discussion on the progress of public administration reform in Kosovo.
The discussion brought together researchers, civil society representatives, government representatives and civil servants to talk about the stalemates and proper coordination for the progress of this much-needed reform.

The summary report on public administration reform, prepared by PIPS, was presented during this discussion.

Mrs. Venera Ramaj from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo, Mr. Valon Gashi from the Office for Political Criteria at the Office of the Prime Minister and Mr. Demush Shasha from the EPIK Institute contributed to the panel.

The main points from the discussion were:
- Lack of political vision and will as well as political instability have impacted the stagnation of this reform;
- The digitalization of public administration should be given special emphasis as part of the reform and for the sake of the benefits that would follow;
- In order to create the momentum for the reform, the coordination between the local and central level should be strengthened;
- This reform should not be seen only as a condition by the EU but also as an opportunity for approximation with the EU.

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Third Seminar of the School for Political Studies 2021

Third Seminar of the School for Political Studies 2021

8 July 2021

We have concluded the third seminar of School for Political Studies with the 19th generation from 2-4 July.

This time around, the seminar focused on the prevention and countering of violent extremism, through which participants of the School for Political Studies were informed about violent extremism in a global and regional context, the difference between the concepts of terrorism, extremism, radicalism, as well as statistics and initiatives undertaken for the repatriation and rehabilitation of returned fighters to Kosovo.

In a broader context, the seminar addressed Kosovo's foreign policy, world politics, theories of international relations, offering participants several nuances of understanding Foreign Policy and National Security - from a political, legal and social perspective.

Furthermore, the participants had the opportunity to hear from, and discuss with the current Deputy Minister of MFA about the previous approach of Kosovo in regards to regional and global actors and the future plan of this government for Kosovo's foreign policy.

This seminar was held with the support of the Advocacy Training and Resource Center - ATRC through the Resilient Community Program and the Council of Europe.
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Closed discussion on consensus-building for Kosovo's foreign policy

Closed discussion on consensus-building for Kosovo's foreign policy

8 June 2021

On 8 June Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS) has held a closed discussion with representations from institutions, political parties, non-governmental organizations and foreign missions in Kosovo, where we discussed building consensus regarding vital national issues and Kosovo's foreign policy, including the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
Various stakeholders were present to discuss possible alternatives that could enable Kosovo to articulate a clear position and a more favorable position in the international arena.
This first activity will be shortly followed by other events of its kind.
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Energy Sector in Kosovo, Regional Cooperation and Gasification Projects 27 July 20210

Energy Sector in Kosovo, Regional Cooperation and Gasification Projects

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Part of the solution of the Kosovar government will be the important gasification projects which are expected to be developed.

Our latest paper explains the development of infrastructure and gasification projects in Kosovo.
Citizens' mindset towards political questions 19 July 20210

Citizens' mindset towards political questions

"The Citizens' Mindset towards Political Questions" survey was first published by the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Office in Prishtina.

The survey aims to produce credible results that will be useful to those involved in the field, i.e. political parties, decisionmakers, policymakers, scholars, analysts and others.

The results of the survey are divided into two parts: Perspectives on the state's relationship with the economy and individual freedoms, as well as perspectives on politics and political participation.
Summary report on Kosovo’s public administration reform 29 June 20210

Summary report on Kosovo’s public administration reform

For Kosovo as a new state, an efficient and accountable public administration is a crucial portion of democratic governance and state functioning. Reforming and improving the functioning of public administration has been a key issue in the EU-Kosovo relations in the recent years.

This summary report aims to reflect and discuss on the situation of the public administration reforms in Kosovo in the recent years, through focusing on the documents and strategies that have been approved during this period. Furthermore, the report will analyze the key achievements and implementation level of PAR thus far and suggest recommendations for the new Government of Kosovo to implement, based on the main challenges that need to be addressed.

This report has been prepared as part of the project "Strengthening Transparency and Accountability for Reforms" implemented by PIPS and Lëvizja FOL, and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo.
Real Estate in Kosovo - Opening the market with the EU 31 May 20210

Real Estate in Kosovo - Opening the market with the EU

Foreigners in Kosovo can only own real estate if they acquire ownership through inheritance. Given Kosovo's aim to join the European Union(EU), this situation is changing. The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Kosovo and the EU foresees the opening of the Kosovo real estate market to citizens and companies of EU member states.

Despite the clear provisions of the SAA in this regard, in practice this market opening is challenged in principle by the current legal framework for property rights and their implementation in Kosovo.

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