Kosovo’s National Council for European Integration Failing the Country – KCSF

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In their analysis entitled “Complicit in Dysfunction – Analysis of the National Council for European Integration’s performance in Kosovo” the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) concludes that Kosovo’s National Council for European Integration after one year of operations is failing to fulfill its mission to guide the country through the elaborate reforms required of it to move closer to EU accession. KCSF’s research also revealed that the Council set up to lead this process is divided, sidetracked by political exigencies, managed ineffectually, and opaque in its operations and communications. It is not held accountable for its shortcomings. And it operates largely out of the public eye.

In response to this KCSF has called upon the Council to implement some much needed changes. The paper also lays out relatively simple-to-enact recommendations aimed at transforming the Council from a hollow “talking-shop” into the competent, transparent, and effective body it was meant to be. These recommendations can only be achieved though, through the active engagement of the Government and the participating opposition parties within the Council and continued pressure from civil society and media.

More details regarding KCSF’s call on the Council and the full analysis can be found on their website.

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