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Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Affairs

October 2018

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Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Affairs was first published in 2018. This report combines a descriptive and analytical approach thus discussing all important parts of foreign policy and the international recognition process during 2018, including bilateral recognitions, multilateral integration, EU integration, dialogue on the normalization of relations with Serbia and the internal functioning of foreign policy institutions.

Policy Paper: Law on Foreign Service and its implementation

October 2018

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This policy paper discusses the structure and content of the Law on Foreign Policy of the Republic of Kosovo and its implementation, and it consists of two chapters. The first chapter focuses on the content and structure of this law, identifying gaps and recommending specific amendments in it, with a view to improving the functioning of the Foreign Service, thus in implementation of this law. The second chapter discusses implementation of this law by analyzing the policy and institutional framework for its implementation, also providing recommendations for overcoming the challenges in implementation of this law and in the functioning of the Foreign Service.

A critical review of the organization and implementation of Kosovo's foreign policy

July 2018

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This short paper provides an analytical and critical review of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo in the context of institutional functioning as well as the implementation of foreign policy.This analysis identifies some general challenges of Kosovo's foreign policy, as well as specific challenges in the implementation of foreign policy and challenges in the functioning of the MFA.

Kosovo's Multilateral Integration - June 2018

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Since 2008, Kosovo has become a member of several important regional and global multilateral organizations: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Venice Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). ) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). At the same time, Kosovo continues to be left out of some important bodies, perhaps the most important of these, the United Nations. In addition to diplomatic alignment and bilateral recognition, multilateral integration has been an important pillar of Kosovo's state-building in the first ten years of its existence. Multilateral integration is a good opportunity for Kosovo to strengthen international subjectivity, to harmonize legislation with other member states but also as an opportunity to IMPROVE the lives of citizens.

Kosovo's membership into OIC: An opportunity or a dangerous road?

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Recently Kosovo's Foreign Minister declared that Kosovo was seeking full membership into Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The paper discusses the eventual consequences for Kosovo in case it opts to send the application for membership at the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It follows a triangular approach to conduct the analysis: legal, economic and political.

Kosovo towards Council of Europe Membership: Compliance of legislation with membership criteria

December 2014

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The purpose of this report will be to assess the level of compliance of Kosovo legislation with rule of law principles and human rights norms and standards enshrined in the Statute of the Council of Europe, as a condition for CoE membership. The report will start by describing briefly the formal procedures and criteria for membership in the CoE as well as assessment of the rule of law principles and human rights norms from the CoE perspective. Then it will assess the law-making process in Kosovo and how much the Kosovo legislation actually complies with the rule of law principles and human rights standards. It will also assess the legal mechanisms established to monitor the implementation and to ensure the effective enforcement of Kosovo legislation.