GLPS held a Panel Discussion on the topic: “Progress in implementing the Public Administration Reform: Where does Kosovo Stand”

Group for Legal and Political Studies held a roundtable discussion on November 30, 2018 in Swiss Diamond Hotel, Prishtina where the National PAR Monitor Report for Kosovo and key insights and were presented as to how Kosovo stands in comparison to the other Western Balkan countries.

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The roundtable managed to gather regional stakeholders in the PAR area, among whom the representatives of civil society, government, media, including members of international organizations and diplomatic representatives.

Members of the National Working Group and the members of WeBER Platform and civil society organizations which are part of the National Working Group. The panel consisted of Mr. Besnik Tahiri, the National Coordinator for State Reform, Mrs. Arjeta Sahiti, Head of the Coordination Secretariat of Prime Ministers Office, Mr. Naser Shamolli, Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of Public Administration Mr. Regjep Vasolli, Director of the Department for European Integration and Policy Coordination, Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Malgorzata Skocinska, Policy Officer on Public Administration Reform, EU Office Kosovo and Mrs. Arberesha Loxha, WeBER Country Researcher, Group for Legal and Political Studies. The monitoring results stemming from the National PAR Monitoring Report for Kosovo indicates that Kosovo performs best in the area of Policy Development and Service Delivery whereas worst in the area of Accountability and Human ResourceManagement. Nevertheless, the regional results suggest that the front-runners in the EU accession process and not really the frontrunners given the WeBER Monitoring results. However, representatives of the Government did not agree with the above mentioned results which according to them, Kosovo is far better than as indicated in the Weber report leaving behind the EU accession process front-runners Montenegro and Serbia. Nevertheless, the roundtable discussion proved to be very interactive and fruitful for the participants of the roundtable where they had the chance to be informed about the WeBER indicators, methodology and the findings of monitoring of PAR.