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European Magazine number 5 - Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians

European Magazine number 5 – Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians

Very little has been said and written so far about EU policies vis­à­vis the Roma com­munity, including the Ashkali and Egyptian communities when Kosovo is concerned. This is not to say that the EU was not inter­ested in these communities and issues re­lated to their employment, culture, rights, integration and education, especially those living in EU member states. Read more...
Europe's Choice - Integrate or Stagnate

Europe’s Choice – Integrate or Stagnate

The Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, in coordinating the activities of multiple organizations and individuals involved in drafting the documents presented in this summary, had the pleasure to work with highly-dedicated people who displayed a remarkable level of professionalism and expertise. Read more...
The Weakest Link of Kosovo’s Democracy

The Weakest Link of Kosovo’s Democracy

It is beyond any doubt that new democracies suffer many shortcomings. They often happen as a result of wrong development directions; as a trend that does not ensure positive and quick changes in society; as constantly absent human capacity to move the society forward, or in worst cases, are presented with abusive actions towards rights, freedom and the property of citizens. Read more...
Public Health System Reform

Public Health System Reform

The present report deals with five decisive issues of the health system, which decide about the destiny of a sick or a healthy person in Kosovo, which were realized or ignored by competent people: funding, payment, legislation, organization and behaviour. The aim of the report is to provide an analysis of the health system, but only with the purpose of presenting the influence of the system in the life of the citizens. Furthermore, the report provides the steps that need to be taken in order to avoid the situation when the citizen is faced with distrust and insecurity and regain the trust in our health system. Read more...
European Magazine number 4

European Magazine number 4

It is no coincidence that we have dedicated this issue of European Magazine to environmental issues. There are so many reasons behind this. Among them: (1) it’s rare that environmental problems preoccupy the attention of our citizens, and that of the administration in charge, (2) in recent years, as large development projects were undertaken, the quality of the environment has been endangered as never before, and (3) the European perspective of our country obliges us to change our approach towards the environment that surrounds us, and to the development projects of our country. Read more...
State and Budget - Mind the Bill!

State and Budget – Mind the Bill!

This policy paper is focused on the issue of budget sustainability, and the interlink with major projects like privatization of Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo (PTK) and construction of the highway “Ibrahim Rugova”. This policy paper was drafted by using primary data gathered for the purpose of this research and other secondary data from the research fund of Riinvest Institute and other agencies. Read more...
State of the State: Indicators Based Performance

State of the State: Indicators Based Performance

More than half of the ministries do not have annual reports of their work, and those that do, have few numbers that measure the real effect they have had in the society. Measuring government’s performance by measuring their output and effect of their performance is a rather novel trend globally which has already become a standard across the developed world. Read more...
Conference A missing Direction: The European Platform for the Dialogue

Conference A missing Direction: The European Platform for the Dialogue

Kosovo Foundation for Open Society altogether with the Foreign Policy Club, organized the round table discussion titled: A missing Direction: The European Platform for the Dialogue, which have taken place on March 17th 2011, at Grand Hotel, Prishtina. The dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has been initiated. The Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) and the Foreign Policy Club (FPC) have been Read more...
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