Through blogs, we aim to engage the community of thinkers that can significantly contribute to political and social developments in Kosovo.
To: Assembly of Kosovo, President of Kosovo, Prime-minister of Kosovo, Central Election Commission From: Democracy for Development Institute (D4D) ACTION The discussions among the representatives of political entities on electoral reform, initiated by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, should be a continuation of the electoral reform initiated in 2010 and should be based […]
Although it will be very difficult to match the public hype of her predecessor’s mediation, it is crucial for the new EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to revive the momentum to obtain meaningful progress in the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue. This policy paper lays out several specific options for the EU to nudge the sides towards cooperation […]
As the first anniversary of the Brussels Agreement comes around in April, northern Kosovo has yet to reach a new balance. It remains in transitory limbo, subject to pulling-and-tugging that has both security and political implications. This paper analyses the bleak outlook for implementing the agreement during 2014, with looming elections in Serbia, Kosovo and […]
To: Kosovo Assembly, President, Prime Minister’s Office, Central Elections Commission From: Democracy for Development Institute (D4D) RECOMENDED ACTION The Kosovo Assembly should remove the guaranteed vote for first candidates in the local elections while it should maintain the affirmative measure for the less represented gender. ISSUE Whereas the gender quota and the guaranteed seats for […]
To: Kosovo Assembly, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, State Prosecutor, University of Prishtina From: Democracy for Development Institute (D4D)* RECOMMENDED ACTION 1. The Assembly of Kosovo should initiate an open debate which would lead to necessary amendments to the Statutes of the University of Prishtina (UP). Individuals who have served […]
To: The Prime minister, the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister and Deputy Minister of Local Government Administration Topic: Set criteria for new municipalities Cc: President, Political Parties Think-Tank Community, Media RECOMMENDED ACTION The Kosovo Government should introduce clear and objective criteria which must be met for each new municipality is established. Until concrete criteria are set, the […]