Publications


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  • Op_tinske_uprave_na_severu_Kosova.jpgDate start 14.08.2017.Policy papers

    Municipal administrations in North Kosovo – a two-headed dragon in one body

    How do municipal administrations in North Kosovo operate? What changes have in the work of municipal bodies have been brought by the signing of the Brussels Agreement? Are there similarities and differences between the Serbian and Kosovo’s system of organising municipal administrations? These are some questions we tried to answer in the third Policy Brief on the functioning of local self-governments in North Kosovo, with a detailed description of the organisation of municipal administrations operating in accordance with the Serbian and Kosovo’s system. Policy Brief was written as a part of the project “Support to local self-government administration reform in Northern Kosovo” funded by the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, and implemented by the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER). The Project is implemented between March 2016 and July 2017.More information about the project is available at http://regionalnirazvoj.org/en/plans/details/38 The document is available in Serbian, English and Albanian.

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  • Zakonodavna_i_izvrsna_vlast_u_opstinama_sa_srpskom_vecinom_na_severu_Kosova.jpgDate start 08.08.2017.Policy papers

    Legislative and executive power in Serb-majority municipalities in North Kosovo

    A system of local self-governments in North Kosovo have been operating like a rollercoaster which surprises you with a free fall and a sudden change of direction, but it always goes back to the beginning, where the ride started. Serb-majority municipalities in North Kosovo retained the institutional structure that existed in Kosovo before 1999, which continued to operate under the laws of the Republic of Serbia even after the arrival of the UNMIK mission. On the other hand, municipalities have also adopted administrative structures established within the framework of the UNMIK mission, and later the Kosovo Government. In this way, a dual system was created in which the municipalities in North Kosovo operate: one in line with Serbian and the other with Kosovo legislation. Institute for Territorial Economic Development - InTER has published the paper which presents similarities and differences in the functioning of the two systems in the Serb-majority municipalities in North Kosovo. It also provides a comparative overview of the laws on local self-government of Serbia and Kosovo, with particular emphasis on the competences regarding the functioning of municipal assemblies, and the elections, responsibilities and authority of the president of the municipality, i.e. the mayor. Policy Brief was written as a part of the project “Support to local self-government administration reform in Northern Kosovo” funded by the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, and implemented by the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER). The Project is implemented between March 2016 and July 2017.More information about the project is available at http://regionalnirazvoj.org/en/plans/details/38

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  • 111.jpgDate start 03.08.2017.Policy papers

    Local self-governments in North Kosovo: a dodgeball game

    The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 created numerous challenges in the operations of local self-governments in Kosovo, especially in the Serb-majority municipalities in North Kosovo. Many of these challenges are still present, primarily due to different interpretations of the Resolution 1244/99 and legal and institutional solutions for the operations of these municipalities. With the signing of the Brussels Agreement in April 2013, the conditions were in place for elections for local self-governments in North Kosovo, which would make these municipalities a part of the constitutional and legal system of Kosovo. However, local elections have not solved crucial problems in the functioning of these municipalities they face since UNMIK Mission arrived to Kosovo. This paper provides a historical overview of the development of legislative framework for operations of local self-governments in Kosovo since the signing of the Kumanovo Agreement and arrival of UNMIK Mission, with a special focus on the functioning of Serb-majority municipalities in North Kosovo. The paper is available in Serbia, English and Albanian language. Policy Brief was written as a part of the project “Support to local self-government administration reform in Northern Kosovo” funded by the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, and implemented by the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER). The Project is implemented between March 2016 and July 2017.More information about the project is available at http://regionalnirazvoj.org/en/plans/details/38 The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the Authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of State or the U.S Embassy.

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  • POBEDA_Cover_front_SER_01.jpgDate start 13.06.2017.Reports

    Environmental protection and economic development in Kosovo

    Environmental protection is one of the most important legacies of the modern society, closely connected to socio-economic development, the quality of life, and the prosperity of future generations. An increase in population and industrial growth has caused an endangered position of the surrounding nature, which is why the need for environmental protection has become a phenomenon, seeking a global answer. Therefore, public policies focusing on environmental protection are becoming more complex, and the number of institutions implementing them or monitoring the enforcement of relevant regulations is increasing to the extent which requires significant resources often beyond the state budgets, especially in developing countries. Environmental protection also affects the economy, primarily in the field of application of complex regulations, which certainly is a burden for business operations of small and medium-sized enterprises, and especially for the newly-established ones. On the other hand, the implementation of public policies in the field of environmental protection also opens up the possibility of economic valorisation in terms of private sector development and job creation. Starting from the fact that among entrepreneurs, local self-governments and even among citizens there is a lot of misunderstanding of the regulations in the field of environmental protection, especially in the north of Kosovo, where knowledge of Kosovo's legislation is poor, the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER) has launched the project “Policy Dialogue for Environmental Protection and Development Action” in order to encourage discussion and raise the importance of this issue in the society.

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