This book contains selected papers written by Prof.Dr. Nerxhivane Dauti on selected topics related to obligation relationships. The papers address specific issues governed by the new Law on Obligation Relationships of the Republic of Kosovo, which entered into force on 1 January, 2013. One of the papers also highlight the need to reform the law on obligations, its content and main principles and the novelties that were introduced.
This study explores the situation of entrepreneurship, innovation and innovation policy in the Republic of Kosovo. The Republic of Kosovo is the newest state in the South East Europe. By knowing this it’s understandable that it has more economic problems than other countries in the region. More than 99% in Kosovo are SME-s. This percentage shows us that the SME-s development has a key role in the economic development of our country. If there are strong innovation policies, there will have new business ideas, new products in the market, new technology usage…
For the whole territory of Kosovo, after the 1999 Kosovo war and after the 2008 Kosovo Declaration of Independence, the question has not been whether to integrate into the European Union or not but to a certain extent a question of how and when this integration should be achieved. The EU integration process is a highly difficult process which involves a series of formal steps. For the accession process of the Western Balkan, a specific process has been elaborated, the so-called Stabilization and Association Process. Kosovo, although firmly anchored in the framework of the SAP, was not part of it, but of another association, the Stabilization Tracking Mechanism which was the main instrument for political and technical dialogue between the Government of Kosovo and the European Commission. However, EU recently concluded that there is no legal obstacle for Kosovo to sign the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, whereas the negotiations began on the fall of 2013. The author divides this analytic paper into five chapters, which include an introduction to the history and statehood of Kosovo,ICJ Advisory Opinion over Kosovo,the legal framework of the EU’s enlargement policy for Kosovo
This book examines the new political structure of the newly independent Kosovo, particularly the ongoing asymmetric decentralization process - as envisaged in the Ahtisaari Plan. It seeks to analyze the impact of this process on the long-term stability and functionality of Kosovo. Because the policy of decentralization essentially tackles the very fundamental relations between the Albanian majority and the Serbian minority community in Kosovo, it has the ability to affect both intra-state and possibly also inter-state/regional stability. In this context, the author critically examine the ethnic regulation policy through power-sharing instruments in the post-independence Kosovo. He discusses the decentralization process in Kosovo as a case study of power-sharing arrangements; accordingly, the author used the existing knowledge about power-sharing as a conceptual/theoretical framework for the analysis of the Kosovo case.
This publication is the product of one year work/research for the purpose of completion of the Master Thesis "EU's strategy towards Kosovo: civilian or stabilizing power?" It looks at EU's approach over Kosovo from 1999 to 2008. June 1999 marks the end of the war in Kosovo while in 2008 Kosovo declared independence, and EU launched its Rule of Law mission in Kosovo and mandated its Special Representative to implement the EU policy objectives in Kosovo. Furthermore, it looks at EU engagement in Kosovo during this period while sheds light whether EU towards Kosovo is a civilian, a normative or a stabilizing power. Depending on how much uniqueness is found among EU member states towards Kosovo (and Western Balkans), intergovernmentalism and supranationalism as two different theoretical approaches come into play. Following independence, EU in Kosovo is characterized by a dual approach: peace-building and institution building. The former is mandated by the intergovernmental side of the EU, Council of the European Union, while the latter is mandated by the supranational side of the EU, European Commission.
The purpose of this work is to provide a complex analysis of Kosovo after the independence and the road toward European integration. Kosovo has been found many times at a crossroads and again it seems to be face to face with the crossroads. Among many struggles and sacrifices, finally, Kosovo has achieved independence which actually it is less than independence and more than autonomy. Among many efforts, it has adopted a new constitution and it is trying to establish well organized and democratic institutions. Among many efforts, it has succeeded to be member of most important international financial institutions. Among many efforts, it is trying to convince other countries to recognize its independence. Strongly supported by United States and most important European countries, Kosovo is moving slowly but with sure steps toward UN membership. However, after nearly 3 years of independence many things are going worse and worse. The lack of economic development became a serious problem. Unemployment remains the highest in Balkan and poverty is growing each day. The creditability of Kosovo government and international presence in Kosovo is decreasing every day in the mind of people.
The untold story of how a courageous Japanese actress survived in stalin's Russia. In 1 938 the Japanese actress and former "star" of the silent film Okada Yoshiko illegally left Japan with the man she loved most of all Sugimoto Ryokichi. in a year and nine months Sugimoto was executed by shooting and Okada was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor...