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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...

June Elections: High Stakes for Kosovo

June Elections: High stakes for Kosovo by Naim Rashiti The campaign starts officially on 28 May with elections only ten days later, on 8 June – but the parties have been in campaign mode for weeks if not months. Kosovo...

Bosnia's Social Impact

After years of passivity Bosnia shows it can still surprise; maybe two decades of Daytonian slumber have left it, as the poet would have it, defiant after sleep (“prkosna od sna”, Mak Dizdar). When the news comes as qu...

Bosnia on fire

The anger of Bosnia’s long-suffering people is finally spilling out onto the street. My friend and colleague from our days at International Crisis Group, Srećko Latal, has been prophesying this for years and I have to...