Reform of the inspection system in Kosovo

April 2021

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The business environment in Kosovo is overseen by over 30 inspectorates, which are established from year to year in a disorganized manner and without unique, coherent and well-coordinated policies.

The SAA requires Kosovo to implement with priority the reforms for approximation with the EU market, within three to five years of its implementation. The reform of the inspections system has been part of the common political priorities for the implementation of the SAA, through the European Reform Agenda (ERA), since November 2016, when the ERA was approved by the Government.

This policy analysis addresses this reform in three aspects. First, the current situation regarding this reform is described. Second, the shortcomings and challenges that its implementation may face are identified. Third, concrete proposals are given.

Stalled normalisation between Kosovo and Serbia: What is the Way Forward?

January 2021

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The latest publication of PIPS addresses the topic of normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. The publication is organized through a special format, which summarizes the main points of three separate discussions with experts on the topics of the Association of Serb Majority Municipalities, Transitional Justice and Dealing with the Past, as well as Foreign Policy and Regional Cooperation.

Annual Survey International Politics and Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue

December 2020

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'International Politics and Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue: Perceptions of Kosovo Citizens' is published on an annual basis under the Foreign Policy Analysis Program (FPAP), which is one of the main PIPS programs. This is the third edition of the survey, published in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) office in Prishtina.

The purpose of this edition of the survey is to provide data and results on public perceptions of Kosovar citizens on: International politics and international actors, a section which provides data on perceptions in relation to international politics and regional and global actors, including countries and international organizations & The process of Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, more precisely the perceptions of Kosovar citizens about the Washington Agreement, the association of Serb Majority municipalities and reaching a final agreement for the normalization of relations between the two countries.

Mapping the effects of Covid-19 in international politics

September 2020

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Although the technological and scientific advancements of the recent decades have improved human's ability to respond to diseases such as Covid-19, their consequences are far from muted, thereby the coronavirus has been an important factor behind recent changes in the realm of diplomacy and relations between governments and international organizations. The key questions revolving around such a puzzle pertain to the geopolitical implications that have been produced to the current global order and international actors. This short paper maps several effects that Covid-19 has produced on international politics thus far. This document lists three fields in which Covid-19 can produce substantial impact: the relations between the US and China, the ideas of globalization and armed conflict and political violence.

Kosovo's membership in the World Health Organization (WHO)

September 2020

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Membership in the WHO is part of the current Government Program 2020-2023 and has been mentioned sporadically since the declaration of independence in 2008, nevertheless Kosovo has never applied for accession. Based on the latter, this short paper will discuss the chances of Kosovo's membership in the World Health Organization (WHO). It proceeds by offering a short discussion in respect to Kosovo's multilateral efforts until this point, as one of the key pillars of its foreign policy. 

Partitë politike - Funksioni dhe organizimi në shoqëritë demokratike

Gusht 2020

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Ky libër i paraqet partitë politike si institucione qendrore të demokracisë moderne. Karakteristikat dhe funksionet e partive, elementi bazik i organizimit të tyre, konteksti politik dhe social, si dhe problemet e demokracisë së partisë dhe sfidat e veçanta që partitë ballafaqohen me to janë temat kryesore. Në libër PIPS prezantohet me punimin "Partitë politike në Kosovë". Vecanërisht, kjo pjesë ofron një analizë përshkruese të historikut që ka formësuar partitë politike në Kosovë që nga viti 1945, përshkruan partitë aktuale parlamentare dhe tiparet e tyre kryesore, diskuton aspektet ideologjike të partive politike dhe ndikimet e tyre mbi sistemin politik, duke u fokusuar vecanërisht në bashkëpunimin partiak pas vitit 1999.

Reform of rationalization of agencies and regulators in Kosovo - Second phase

June 2020

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This policy paper covers the implementation of the second phase of the reform of rationalization of executive agencies and regulators in Kosovo in order to contribute to its implementation. On the one hand, it assesses the state of play regarding the agencies of this phase. On the other hand, the paper discusses possible options for their rationalisation. 

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