Government of Kosovo


The Government of Kosovo (Albanian: Qeveria e Kosovës, Serbian: Влада Косова / Vlada Kosova) exercises executive authority in the Republic of Kosovo.[a] It is composed of government ministers, and is led by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is elected by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. Ministers are nominated by the Prime Minister and then confirmed by the Assembly.

Government of Kosovo
Albanian: Qeveria e Kosovës
Serbian: Влада Косова / Vlada Kosova
Overview
Established17 February 2008 (2008-02-17)
PolityKosovo
LeaderPrime Minister of Kosovo
Appointed byPresident of Kosovo
Main organCabinet
Responsible toAssembly of Kosovo
HeadquartersGovernment Building, Pristina
Websitehttp://www.rks-gov.net
Government building in Pristina.

Albin Kurti is the current Prime Minister of Kosovo. His government, approved by the Assembly and installed on March 22, 2021, consists of Albanians, as well as ministers from Kosovo's ethnic minorities, which include Bosniaks, Romani, Turks and Serbs. Although the government includes representatives of ethnic minorities, it is dominated by the Albanian majority, who have most influence on the decision-making.[1]

Current Cabinet


Office Incumbent Party Term started Term Length
Prime Minister Albin Kurti LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
First Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz Guxo 22 March 2021 77 days
Deputy Prime Minister Emilija Redžepi NDS 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Administration and Local Government Elbert Krasniqi IRDK 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Communities and Returns Goran Rakić SL 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Defense Armend Mehaj LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Liburn Aliu LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers Hekuran Murati LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Health Arben Vitia LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Hajrulla Çeku LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Justice Albulena Haxhiu LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Arbërie Nagavci LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Internal Affairs and Public Administration Xhelal Sfeçla LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Economy Artane Rizvanolli LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Faton Peci Guxo 22 March 2021 77 days
Ministry of Trade, Entrepreneurship and Industry Rozeta Hajdari LVV 22 March 2021 77 days
Minister of Rural Development Fikrim Damka KDTP 22 March 2021 77 days
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See also


Notes and references


Notes

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

References

  1. GROWup - Geographical Research On War, Unified Platform. "Ethnicity in Kosovo". ETH Zurich. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. "Kabineti Qeveritar" [Government Cabinet] (in Albanian). Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo. Retrieved 18 July 2018.