This paper examines problems of inter-ethnic relations in the countries of the Western Balkans, including background, ethnic composition, rights and political representation. In a number of countries, the disputes are related to the number of members of ethnic minorities, while in others, these are related to claims for more ethnic minority rights, including territorial autonomy.
The structure of the paper consists of five chapters altogether, including introduction and conclusion. After the introductory chapter, in the second chapter the paper will focus on a broader perspective of the evolution of regional cooperation in SEE after the End of the Cold War.
Pristina, May 22nd 2014 – KIPRED Institute is continuing the implementation of the project “Internal Democracy in Political Parties”, which primary purpose is to promote the very best practises of democratic governance of political parties’ branches across Kosovo.
Kosovo institutions have been addressing as a matter of priority the EU requirements for the Visa Liberalization Roadmap for Kosovo and the Feasibility Study for Kosovo. The EU has requested from Kosovo government to address around 150 criteria in order for Kosovo to advance in its EU free travel and integration processes.
KIPRED Institute has published the report "Local Elections in Kosovo 2013: Overview and recommendations for electoral reform". This paper aims to provide a chronological description of the process of local elections 2013, including pre-election environment and the effects on the election of the dialogue for normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia.