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Division lines, and the connecting points in them (IBM)

Author: Kozeta Dervishi Within the technical dialogue facilitated by the European Union, in December 2011, Kosovo and Serbia reached the Agreement on Integrated B...

Kosovo Judiciary's Failure to Communicate to the Public

The people of Kosovo are being consistently denied proper access and information regarding the functioning of the judiciary. This article examines the ideals of transparency and openness in the Kosovo context and provi...

Women in Politics: Gender (In)Equality in politics and decision-making

With the aim of strengthening Kosovo's democracy, the latest article from Balkans Group "Women in Politics: Gender (In) Equality in Politics and Decision-making" reviews the unfavourable position of women in politics a...

Youth in Politics

In Kosovo, youth are considered a source of political force. They represent more than half of the population and make up an important part of the electorate. However, their inclusion in decision-making and policy-planning processes remains very li...

Kosovo's Long Delayed Path to Visa-Free Travel

After years of stalemate, Kosovo is making important steps toward a visa-free agreement with the EU. Domestically, the topic is a top priority, at policy level and for the citizens.

EU Enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans: Kosovo on the bench

The year 2018 will reveal a new agenda for the Western Balkans. The European Union plans to undertake three important activities in relation to the Western Balkans; new in the prospect and in the content. A Credible En...

Another 100 days of Ramush Haradinaj

Kosovo's Government accomplished the first 100 days on 19th of December - while for Ramush Haradinaj is the second mandate as Prime Minister.

Another High Stake for Kosovo: Haradinaj's Government Challenging Agenda

The government of Ramush Haradinaj inherits a large and very challenging agenda. The mood and the context are not very favorable. The list of tasks present the priorities that do matter for the citizens, institutions, international partners and Ko...

The way out of Kosovo's Political crisis

Advocates of new elections base their argument on two points, one political and one constitutional. Legally, some say, the President's responsibility to "guarantee the constitutional functioning of the institutions" should be read as an umbrella p...

Should Kosovo’s Constitutional Court still have international Judges?

The LSE’s South East Europe programme blog hosts a debate on the legality of the international judges on the Republic of Kosovo’s Constitutional Court (final post here). The issue is supremely important and timely, giv...