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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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A new security player in the region, Kosovo is still developing its defence capabilities and corruption risks in the sector are high. Whilst Kosovo has a strong legislative framework for defence, there remains a noticeable implementation gap, which has resulted in weak parliamentary oversight, poor transparency, secretive procurement procedures and an uncertain environment for whistleblowers.
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