KOSOVO

Organization of the Country


 

Kosovo has a population of almost 2.1 million people, the country is divided into 7 districts and 37 municipalities, the capital city is Pristine.
The 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence was adopted on 17 February 2008 by the Assembly of Kosovo.
Kosovo is a parliamentary democracy. The Government of Kosovo is composed by the Prime minister, vice-prime ministers and ministers. The Government implements the laws and acts ratified by the Assembly of Kosovo, and carries out other activities within the responsibilities defined by the Constitution and law. The Government takes decisions in accordance with the Constitution and laws, and proposes draft laws and amendments of existing laws and other acts, and may give opinion about the draft laws that were not proposed by the Government.

The Government reports to the Assembly of Kosovo for its work. The Prime minister, vice-prime ministers and ministers share the responsibility for the decisions taken by the Government, and take the individual responsibility for the decisions taken in the scope of their responsibilities.
Municipalities are the fundamental territorial units of local self-government in the Republic of Kosovo. The organization and the competencies of local self-government units are regulated by law.

In the municipalities where at least ten percent (10%) of population belongs to communities, the post of the vice president of municipal assembly shall be reserved for one representative of these communities. The municipal assembly shall ratify the statute and amend it if such an action is considered necessary. The statute regulates the implementation of the responsibilities of the municipality as provided for by this Regulation. The decision for the ratification or amendment of the statute shall be taken by the majority of two thirds of the members present in the assembly, who cast their votes when such proposal is put forth.

The municipal assembly shall ratify the procedure regulations and shall amend them if such an action is considered necessary. The procedure regulations must ensure leadership and control, including the efficient financial control of the municipal administration. The decision for the ratification or amendment of procedural regulations is taken by more than half of the members present in the assembly, who cast their votes when the proposal is put forth.