Ensuring respect of the rule of law should be a priority for
the Kosovo authorities. Endemic and widespread corruption negatively
impacts the lives of people in Kosovo and holds back Kosovo’s economic
Kosovo has achieved progress in the area of democracy. However,
numerous delays and deadlocks in the legislative work indicate the
inability of political forces to develop constructive dialogue on
issues of crucial importance. In addition, recent manifestations
of violence in the Assembly of Kosovo are liable to undermine people’s
trust in democratic institutions.
As regards the protection of human rights and inter-community
relations, despite the improvement of the security situation, the
authorities should remain vigilant, condemn all ethnically motivated
attacks, show a sense of responsibility in their public discourse
and ensure the delivery of justice.
The continuation of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,
the availability of a European perspective for both and the further
strengthening of standards are of major importance for Kosovo’s
democratic security as well as for the stability of the western
Balkans as a whole.