Recent Papers

How ‘friendly’ is Kosovo for Foreign Direct Investments: A Policy Review of Gaps from a Regional Market Perspective

How ‘friendly’ is Kosovo for Foreign Direct Investments: A Policy Review of Gaps from a Regional Market Perspective

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is widely recognized for its positive impacts on economic growth and transformation. It is also considered an important channel for the development and accumulation of human capital and the diffusion of new ideas and business skills across national borders. Foreign investment […]

February 24, 2017 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

Confiscation of Illicit Wealth: Challenges and Perspectives of the Kosovar Approach

Confiscation of Illicit Wealth: Challenges and Perspectives of the Kosovar Approach

This Policy Report identifies the main challenges and considers that the implementation of the mechanism of illicit wealth confiscation has not shown tangible results. Among other things, this Report offers a set of policy recommendations that would establish a more comprehensive legislative and institutional framework in the […]

November 4, 2015 0 comments

An Assessment of the new VAT Policy in Kosovo: its potential impact on consumers and businesses

An Assessment of the new VAT Policy in Kosovo: its potential impact on consumers and businesses

Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS) released a Policy Analysis entitled: ‘Assessment of the VAT Changes: Potential Impact on Consumers and Businesses’.  Similar to most of the Balkan countries, Kosovo has been, and still is, undergoing socio-economic and political transformation. Characterized by the lowest GDP […]

August 4, 2015 0 comments

Voter Abstention in Kosovo – Empirical Evidence on the Micro-Level

Voter Abstention in Kosovo – Empirical Evidence on the Micro-Level

This Policy Report greatly contributes to understanding micro-level patterns of voting behavior in Kosovo. So far, there is no study that examines why many Kosovar citizens choose to abstain from voting in elections. Considering the extremely low voter turnout in the last two national elections, […]

June 22, 2015 0 comments