Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Hashim Thaçi
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Kosovo
Constitution:
Adopted: 2008; Established a strong parliamentary republic which separated the three branches of governments, and outlined the freedoms of its citizens.
Government Type:
Republic
Republic of Kosovo Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Kosovo

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for Kosovo

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The president is the head of state representing unity of the people. The prime minister is in charge of exercising the day-to-day executory tasks of the government.

Elected by parliament.

5 years

Judicial

Highest court of the land and decides on issues regarding the constitution.

Supreme court judges are nominated by the Kosovo judicial council and are appointed by the president of Kosovo. Constitutional court members are nominated by the Kosovo assembly and are appointed by the president of the republic.

Supreme Court: Serve until mandatory retirement age; Constitutional Court: 9 years

Legislative

Passes laws; ratifies treaties; appoints the president, prime minister, and judges; and wields the most power in the government.

100 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation, while another 20 members are reserved to represent national minorities.

3 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/