The government has its way opened to depoliticize the boards of public enterprises

After months of efforts by the INDEP Institute , GAP Institute and GLPS, yesterday the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) published its legal opinion sent to the Office of the Prime Minister public, with which it establishes legal violations made by the selection of directors on the boards of public enterprises . INDEP, GAP and GLPS, through a series of reactions had publicly denounced the massive politicization of boards and had officially reported the case in the ACA.

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The government has its way opened to depoliticize the boards of public enterprises 24/02/2016

After months of efforts by the INDEP Institute , GAP Institute and GLPS, yesterday the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) published its legal opinion sent to the Office of the Prime Minister public, with which it establishes legal violations made by the selection of directors on the boards of public enterprises . INDEP, GAP and GLPS, through a series of reactions had publicly denounced the massive politicization of boards and had officially reported the case in the ACA.
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement – an economic opportunity that must be used wisely 05/02/2016

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and the German-Kosovar Chamber of Commerce organised the roundtable “Stabilisation and Association Agreement: the effects and to what extent we are prepared." Attending the roundtable were representatives of the Government, the European Union Office in Kosovo, businesses, customs, civil society, and other interested stakeholders.
Vocational training, the best answer to unemployment 04/02/2016

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, organised a roundtable discussing “Vocational Training in Kosovo: Features, Relationships and Problems.” Among the attendants were a large number of representatives from local and international institutions, stakeholders, civil society, students, and other interested parties. During the roundtable event, INDEP also presented its study on the same topic.
INDEP, GAP AND GLPS: The Government has politicised the KPA board and has violated the law and procedures in place 18/12/2015

The Assembly of Kosovo is evermore subject to the coalition agreement between PDK and LDK. The highest institution of the state, in cases of emergency approval procedures of the Law on Amendments, additions made to the Law on the Privatisation Agency of Kosovo, and the political board proposed by the Government, has highlighted that the principle of the balance and separation of powers is seriously at risk.
INDEP and KDI: The Constitutional Court is being politicized 02/12/2015

The election of the two judges to the Constitutional Court is illegal and politically dishonest. The ruling parties, based on their coalition agreement, have chosen to impose the separation of the positions of judges of the Constitutional Court on 50/50 basis. The most important institution of the judicial system in the country is being politicized by figures that are closest to the ruling political parties. There can be no independence in the functioning of the court, if the independence is discredited with the election of its members in the first place.
Politicization in public enterprises released its roots 20/11/2015

The politicization of public enterprises is bringing its first consequences. Now that the Kosovo government filled the public enterprises boards with political people, the process of politicization of public enterprises continues inside. Recently, INDEP, GAP and GLPS reacted to the decision of the Government on appointments to the boards of public enterprises in violation of the Law Nr. 03 / L-087 on Public Enterprises. Now that these people have started working in these enterprises, they have begun to make room for other militants of political parties, risking their complete capture of partisan elements.
The government continues to violate the law by politicizing the public enterprises! 11/11/2015

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo continues to violate the Law on Public Enterprises (No. 03/L-087) by selecting politicized members to the boards of such enterprises. This is further confirmed by the 54th government meeting at which a list of political appointees to the several boards of public enterprises increased even further. Such decisions are a serious concern for the integrity of our institutions and have been reflected as such in the Progress Report published today.
Without accountability, the independence of the independent agencies is just irresponsibility! 04/11/2015

The Institute for Development Policy and the Parliamentary Committee for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade and Industry organized a roundtable entitled “Functionalization of the work of Independent Agencies.” The roundtable was focused on the functioning of independent agencies, parliamentary oversight and performance of thirty-seven (37) independent agencies that Kosovo has.
INDEP: The pressure on MPs for the election of judges to the Constitutional Court has to stop 28/10/2015

Following the process by which judges are selected to the Constitutional Court, the Institute for Development Policy – INDEP expresses a deep concern due to the nomination of identical persons for further proceedings. Indeed, from a list of 16 candidates that have moved to the interview stage today, at the very least half were not voted by the legislature, meaning the same deputies.
Kosovo Marks the International Day for Energy 22/10/2015

Marking the International Day for Energy, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), and under the auspices of the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Developing the Potential for Renewable Energy.” The panelists included Besa Zogaj Gashi, Deputy Minister of Economic Development (MZHE), Ymer Dullaj, owner of EKO FARM, Gazmend Haxholli, director of J.v.G Jaha Energy, Rinora Gojani, senior research at INDEP, and Visar Azemi, KOSID Coordinator. The focus of the discussion remained the conditions, procedures, and potential for investing in a range of renewable energy sources in Kosovo, as well as the required steps to lessen the economic burden of those seeking to use renewable energy in Kosovo.

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