Prime Minister Thaçi: The supervision of independence shall be successfully concluded this year and the determining role of this success is attributed to the efficient job of the Assembly, Government and all other institutions
Speech of Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi held at the conference on relations between the executive and legislative body, organized by the OSCE
Dear President of the Assembly Mr. Krasniqi,
Dear Ambassador Almhofer,
Allow me to welcome you on behalf of the Government. I congratulate the organizer for this important initiative in addressing issues of legislative and executive body. Given the internal regulation of the Republic of Kosovo and a clear division of legislative, executive and judicial power, the functioning of these institutions in accordance with the Constitution is the foundation of the democratic system of the government of Kosovo.
In this regard strengthening the supervisory role of the Assembly is essential and affects the strengthening of democracy in Kosovo. It improves the work of the Government in terms of performance and ensures, as an institution that represents the will of the citizens of the country, making sure that the voice and the will of our citizens be respected.
We are all aware that cooperation between Parliament and the Government is the main pillar of good governance and democracy. Also, we all know that no democratic country can move forward with democratic reforms unless there is legislation that serves these ongoing reforms that are on the cutting edge.
In Kosovos EU integration process, the cooperation between the Government and Parliament becomes more necessary. Implementation of the European agenda through the adoption of laws that are in line with the European law and the approximation of legislation is impossible unless there is cooperation between the executive and legislative body. Kosovo is a role model in this regard.
At the same time, cooperation and dialogue between the Government and the Assembly enables our country that deadlines set each year by the EU on the adoption of legislation are concluded on time, so that the Progress Report and other assessments that come from it may be positive as much as possible.
The integration process is a long-term process that requires deep reform, and this collaboration will only deepen further always respecting the divided responsibilities and obligations of these two pillars of the state.
Regarding the increase of the monitoring role both in quantity and quality terms , we have proposed to the Assembly since 2008, and there is a special need in increasing administrative and legal cadre regarding the adoption of EU legislation and which would enable functional committee to perform their tasks by providing professional advice and experts from adequate field.
In the end, we can say that the ongoing dialogue and cooperation of the Assembly and the Government is cooperation in the interests of strengthening our democratic and legal state. From our part as the executive body will continue to be open, transparent, and very cooperative with the Assembly of Kosovo in order to ensure that Kosovo will deepen its reforms, adopt modern laws in line with European standards and we will ensure that these laws are applied on the ground.