Policymaking in the Western Balkans: Creating Demand for Evidence Beyond EU Conditionality

Policymaking in the Western Balkans: Creating Demand for Evidence Beyond EU Conditionality

EU aspirants from the Western Balkans find themselves in a lengthy and demanding process of improving their policymaking systems. Sustainable results require not only robust tools and procedures, but also the involvement of all interested parties – civil society, media, interest groups and associations – […]

December 2, 2016 GLPS
Rule of Law Conditionality in the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Kosovo and the EU

Rule of Law Conditionality in the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Kosovo and the EU

This Policy Report attempts to offer a thorough analysis of the rule of law requirements in the Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and their implications. First, we begin by offering an account of stabilisation and association agreements in general, including their role in the […]

November 15, 2016 GLPS
Promising Early Years: The Transformative Role of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

Promising Early Years: The Transformative Role of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

In this Working Paper we analyse whether and, if yes, how, the Constitutional Court of Kosovo has influenced and guarded the essentials of the nascent democracy. While we strive to assess the Constitutional Court’s role in the democratic transition of Kosovo, various external factors, such as […]

September 22, 2016 GLPS
Mapping Confiscation of Criminalized Wealth: A statistical case scenario

Mapping Confiscation of Criminalized Wealth: A statistical case scenario

Corruption being a major problem in Kosovo, the fight against it has been lifted to a priority by all rule-of-law institutions. Due to an ineffective fight against corruption, Kosovo has been criticized by several international and national reports, including the annual European Commission Country Report. […]

August 29, 2016 GLPS
Kosovar Citizens’ Satisfaction with the Rule of Law – An Empirical Study

Kosovar Citizens’ Satisfaction with the Rule of Law – An Empirical Study

The aim of this Policy Report is to analyze Kosovar citizens’ perception and satisfaction with the Rule of Law institutions, more precisely, the Police, Courts, Prosecution, EULEX, and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo. The survey results can provide necessary and meaningful insights into […]

August 20, 2016 GLPS
Assessing the EU Special Representative: Samuel Žbogar’s performance through Two Mandates

Assessing the EU Special Representative: Samuel Žbogar’s performance through Two Mandates

Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS) has published a Policy Report which thoroughly assesses the performance of Samuel Zbogar, the EU Special Representative in Kosovo throughout his first two mandates. He is the highest-ranking European Union official on the ground in Kosovo. He manages the […]

June 16, 2016 GLPS