Recent Papers

Kosovo’s EU candidate status: a goal within reach?

Kosovo’s EU candidate status: a goal within reach?

This Discussion paper argues that the absence of a common position among the member states on Kosovo’s status does not prevent the EU from substantial engagement with Kosovo. The legal obstacles facing Kosovo’s bid for candidate status may be surmountable. Article 49 of the Treaty […]

June 29, 2017 0 comments

An Analysis of the Vetting Process in Albania

An Analysis of the Vetting Process in Albania

This report examines the vetting process of Albania as an institutional measure, reflecting upon the benefits and flaws of the vetting law. The first section considers the structure and methodology behind the vetting process and takes a deeper look at the vetting law of Albania. […]

June 21, 2017 0 comments

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