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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...

Political crisis weakens Institutions in Kosovo

The crisis will pass; sooner or later there will be a new government. Even if the worst happens and the government is formed in a really dirty way, with vote buying, it only means a few more years of bad government. Ko...

A Constitutional moment in Kosovo

Kosovo’s voters cast their ballots on Sunday 8 June, but still have no idea who won. The Central Election Commission (CEC) has reported near-complete results, giving the parties very similar numbers of seats as in the outgoing Assembly though with...

Strange Days in Kosovo

by Marko Prelec in Pristina The final results from Kosovo’s parliamentary elections are not even in and already strange things are happening. At first glance the election changed almost nothing. After a turbulent four...

Civil Society in Kosovo demands a debate between candidates for Prime Minister

Civil Society in Kosovo demands a debate between candidates for Prime Minister Prishtina, 22 May 2014 The time has come for the candidates for Prime Minister of Kosovo to face each other in a debate where they present...