Theoretical and comparative reviews

“Local Self-Government: Theoretical and comparative reviews” presents a study concerning constitutional and legal principles of self-government in Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia. Moreover, it provides an extended overview concerning the principles of the European Charter on Local Self-Government and its application in the national constitutional systems. The book is available only in Albanian.

European Union

A brief summary

This book summarizes the main topics related to the understanding of the European Union focusing on: the history of the development of the European Union, key decision-making institutions, mode of operation, enlargement and relations with the Balkans and Kosovo. The book is dedicated to high school students and addresses topics that are very superficially included in the school curriculum. The book is only available in the Albanian Language.

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Das Kosovo hat eine Präsidentin: Eine Chance für politische Stabilität

Die ehemalige KAS-Stipendiatin Vjosa Osmani wurde zur neuen Präsidentin des Kosovos gewählt. Nach dem Rücktritt Präsident Hashim Thaçis im vergangenem Jahr aufgrund einer Anklage in Den Haag, war sie bereits als Parlamentspräsidentin geschäftsführend im Amt.

Drejtësia Tranzicionale

Ky libër zhvillon një qasje gjithëpërfshirëse të fushës së drejtësisë tranzicionale, ku karshi mekanizmave gjyqësorë të saj shpjegohen edhe qasjet dhe mekanizmat e tjerë, siç janë: komisionet e së vërtetës dhe pajtimit, reformat institucionale, vetingu, amnistitë etj. Tre nga mekanizmat e drejtësisë tranzicionale, që janë: Tribunali Ndërkombëtar Penal për ish-Jugosllavi, Dhoma për Krime Lufte brenda Gjykatës së Bosnjë-Hercegovinës dhe Dhomat e Specializuara të Kosovës, zënë një vend të veçantë në këtë studim.

Republic of Kosovo

Facts and Figures

An overview of Kosovo's foreign policy, society, economy and culture. Different authors describe through short articles, divided into 17 chapters, the small and big things that define the country. Accompanied by beautiful photos "Republic of Kosovo - Facts and Figures" is the perfect introduction to Kosovo and its people.

Kosovo's ideological compass

Evolution of party orientation 2014-2020, Values and Populism

During the summer of 2020, D4D conducted a survey of the Kosovo's party officials' opinions, measuring them on 40 different topics, used to assess the ideological orientation of the four main parties in Kosovo.


Parliamentary Election in Kosovo: Will the Victor also Become Prime Minister?

Clear Election Victory for Albin Kurti’s Vetëvendosje Movement

According to the latest figures, Albin Kurti's Vetëvendosje almost secured an absolute majority with 48.95 per cent of the vote. Less than two years after the last general election in 2019, Kosovans were called to the ballot box once again on 14 February 2021. A decision by the Constitutional Court of Kosovo on 21 December 2020 set the scene for this early vote. It declared the parliament’s election of the incumbent Prime Minister, Avdullah Hoti, on 3 June 2020, to be unlawful, since a parliamentarian whose previous conviction should have barred him from entering parliament cast the decisive vote for an absolute majority (61 out of 120). This election is also particularly important because the resignation of President Hashim Thaçi on 5 November 2020, due to an indictment before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers for War Crimes in the Hague, warrants the election of a new president within a period of six months for which a two-thirds majority is needed. Whether a potential one-party government under Vetëvendosje can also elect a president remains to be seen.

KOSOVO: Between universal non-recognition and ‘derecognitions

This paper intends, first and foremost, to provide a theoretical framework related to the concepts of recognition and derecognition. Furthermore, the paper addresses the challenges that Kosovo has faced in relation to the consolidation of statehood, due to the lack of universal recognition. Furthermore, the paper provides a perspective on the developments and evolution of the dialogue process between Kosovo and Serbia, from the beginning of the technical process to the efforts to reach a final agreement, as well as linking the dialogue process with international recognition, i.e. non-recognition of Kosovo.

(Un)shared property

Property ownership by political officials and spouses of political officials

Equal enjoyment of rights in Kosovo between men and women remains a persistent challenge. Although the legal framework promoting women's property rights is quite advanced, the unequal gender distribution of economic and financial resources places women at a disadvantage compared to men in their ability to participate, contribute to and benefit from further development processes.

2030 Agenda in Kosovo

Economic Development, Social Affairs, Infrastructure, Innovation, Environment, Governance and Cooperation

Sustainable development is rather important for all countries, regardless of their development stage. As a priority set in the European Treaties, sustainable development plays a special role in European policies. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development serves as a guide for all countries towards achieving sustainable socio-economic development. This agenda included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution “Transforming the world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Given that Kosovo does not yet have an official report on the monitoring of SDGs, this shows that so far Kosovo has done very little to integrate these Goals and indicators into national and sectoral strategies.