Government of Kosovo

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The Cabinet of the Republic of Kosovo (legally and colloquially called the Government) is the collection of the central Republic of Kosovo institutions that exercises executive authority in Kosovo.[a] It is headed by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, and also includes the deputy prime ministers as well as various ministers.

The Prime Minister is elected by the Assembly of the Republic. Ministers are nominated by the Prime Minister and elected by the Assembly.

Hashim Thaçi is the current Prime Minister of Kosovo and Head of Government. He was reelected for a second term after the December 12, 2010 elections. His cabinet consists of Albanians, as well as ministers from Kosovo's minorities, which include Serbs, Bosniaks and Turks.

Ministries and Cabinet[edit]

Position Portfolio Name Party
Prime Minister General Affairs Hashim Thaçi PDK
First Deputy Prime Minister International Recognitions and Foreign Investments Behgjet Pacolli AKR
Deputy Prime Minister No Portfolio Bujar Bukoshi LDK - Lista Rugova
Deputy Prime Minister Dialogue with Serbia Edita Tahiri ADK
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Justice Hajredin Kuçi PDK
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Trade and Industry Bernard Nikaj AKR
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Local Government Administration Slobodan Petrović SLS
Minister Foreign Affairs Enver Hoxhaj PDK
Minister European Integration Vlora Çitaku PDK
Minister Security Forces Agim Çeku PSD
Minister Internal Affairs Bajram Rexhepi PDK
Minister Finances Bedri Hamza PDK
Minister Culture, Youth and Sport Memli Krasniqi PDK
Minister Economic Development Besim Beqaj PDK
Minister Education, Science and Technology Ramë Buja PDK
Minister Public Administration Mahir Yağcılar KDTP
Minister Infrastructure Fehmi Mujota PDK
Minister Agriculture Blerand Stavileci PDK
Minister Health Ferid Agani PD
Minister Labour and Social Welfare Nenad Rašić SLS
Minister Environment and Spatial Planning Dardan Gashi LDK - Lista Rugova
Minister Communities and Returns Radojica Tomić SLS
Minister Diaspora Ibrahim Makolli klonl

Notable movements[edit]

In June 2013, Kosovo’s first envoy to Serbia, Lulzim Peci, resigned after two days in the job after reportedly exceeding his powers and making remarks deemed potentially offensive to Belgrade.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ Fatos Bytyci (19 June 2013). "Kosovo's first envoy to Serbia quits after two days". Reuters. 

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