Publications

Estimating cost implications of the Kosovo government Programme

The objective of this short report is to evaluate the costs of the government programme while mirroring it with the current economic situation, the budget, and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). It ought to contribute towards improving performance and accountability in reaching its targets and objectives. The report also shortly highlights some risks associated with intervention areas and likely sources of funding. The report is available in Albanian and English.

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Der Russische Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine – Reaktionen auf dem Westbalkan

Der russische Angriff auf die Ukraine am 24. Februar 2022 hat in Europa, dem breiteren Westen aber auch weltweit für starke Reaktionen gesorgt – gerade letzteres zeigte sich in einer Resolution der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen vom 2. März, als diese das russische Vorgehen mit einer überwältigenden Mehrheit von 141 gegen 5 bei 35 Enthaltungen verurteilte. Alle Länder des Westbalkan stimmten in New York für die Resolution – jedoch unterhält die Region komplizierte historische, politische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Beziehun-gen zu Russland, aber auch zur Ukraine. Wie also haben die Menschen und politischen Institutionen der Region das Handeln Russlands aufgefasst? Welche Narrative herrschen vor? Und was ist für die Zukunft zu erwarten? Die Auslandsmitarbeiter der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Belgrad, Sarajevo, Tirana, Skopje und Zagreb berichten.

The Impact of Electoral Systems upon the Behaviour of Members of Parliament

Written by Dr. Shqipe Mjekiqi this book examines the impact of electoral systems on the way Members of Parliament (MPs) behave as measured both in terms of Parliamentary Party Group) unity and constituency links. The book is available only in Albanian.

Kosovo’s Food System

Its Sustainability and Missing Policies

This publication analyzes the problems and challenges Kosovo faces towards transitioning into a sustainable food system. It is prepared in cooperation with INDEP and is available in Albanian and English.

Building a Sustainable Partnership with the Citizen on Environmental Protection

This policy brief addresses the need to increase the participation of citizens in environmental policies through various mechanisms. Environmental protection and environmental problems are global responsibilities; thus, they require worldwide coordinated sustainable solutions. The improvement of one environmental governance indicator for a country does not necessarily translate into a better overall indicator. For instance, if illegal dumpsites are the problem, and if this problem is solved by relocating them from a developed to a developing country – the solution is not sustainable. To put it into context, such an unsustainable solution would mean moving waste from one room to the other room, while the problem remains under the same roof.

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Die Kommunalwahlen im Kosovo

Comeback der Opposition – Herber Dämpfer für Regierungschef Albin Kurti

Nach Parlaments- und Präsidentschaftswahlen fanden auch Kommunalwahlen in der Republik Kosovo statt. Dabei wurde der Siegeszug der Bewegung Vetëvendosje von Premierminister Albin Kurti und der mit ihm in Partnerschaft stehenden Präsidentin Vjosa Osmani gestoppt. Die meisten Gemeinden gewannen die oppositionellen PDK und LDK. Der LDK gelang es mit Përparim Rama das wichtige und prestigeträchtige Bürgermeisteramt der Hauptstadt Prishtina zu gewinnen

Nation- and State Formation

Written by Professor Bekim Baliqi and with a review by Professor Gëzim Selaci, this book offers an elaborate look at the concepts and processes of nation- and state-building. The book is available only in Albanian.

Organization and Responsibilities of Municipal Offices for European Integration Policy

Report on the Application of Regulation No.08/2011

This policy analysis addresses the role of municipalities in the EU Integration process, in particular the extent to which the Regulation on Organization and Responsibilities of Municipal Offices for European Integration is applied throughout Kosovo municipalities. It is prepared by Dr. Albana Rexha and is published in cooperation with Democracy Plus.

The Citizen’s Mindset Towards Political Questions

What are the views of Kosovar citizens on the connection of the state with the economy? What do they think about individual freedoms, the ideology of political parties in the country, political participation? These and many other questions are part of this survey conducted in collaboration with our partner PIPS.

Political communication in the age of social media

by Dr. Dren Gërguri

The purpose of this book is to address political communication in Kosovo in the digital age, namely the use of social media by political parties in the election campaign. The book is available only in Albanian.