27 September 2022
The Balkans Group published the
policy analysis on the Kosovo Security Council: Reforming the
Secretariat or establishing a Security Agency.
This analysis provides an
overview of the problems that prevent the full and proper functioning of the
Kosovo Security Council and recommendations for legal and structural changes
that would improve its functioning.
As the country’s highest
advisory institution for security, the Kosovo Security Council so far has been
accompanied by significant problems, especially in inter-institutional
coordination, limited powers of the Secretariat, and the lack of capacities of
the Secretariat and a mechanism that would lead or coordinate all activities.
This key institution for
security policies has been neglected by all previous governments, showing no
readiness and desire for its complete consolidation.
Another shortcoming that does
not allow proper functioning is the absence of the Law on Declaring a State of
Emergency, which the Constitution superficially regulates.
The main recommendations stemming
from this analysis are:
The Balkans Group compared
security councils in countries in the region and beyond to complete the
We consider that implementing
the recommendations presented in our analysis will transform the KSC into a
functional institution that will fulfill the purpose of the KSC.