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Director of the Office of Community Affairs participated in the Conference “Challenges and problems in the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages in Kosovo”

21.09.201214:21

On 19.09.2012 at the Hotel “Emerald” in Pristina, organized by Kosovo Strategic Action Network, was held a Conference on the topic “Challenges and problems in the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages in Kosovo”.  In this Conference aimed to initiate the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages in Kosovo, have spoken Srdjan Popovic, Director of the Office of Community Affairs, Petar Miletic, vice President of the Assembly, Suzana Salaji, Language Commissioner, Sonja Skarep Advisor, CDF in the Office for Community Affairs, Zarko Joksimovic, Director of RTK2, Nebojsa Simic, Director of  CDKD, Nenad Maksimovic , Centre for Peace and Tolerance, Zivojin Rakocevic, RRA.

In the above mentioned Conference also participated representatives of the NGO sector, the OSCE, EU representatives in Kosovo and the Media.

Director of the Office for Community Affairs, in his speech stressed that in order to improve the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages in Kosovo, the Government, last year has established a working group on the Language Commission Reform which drafted a new Regulation based on which has been appointed the Language Commissioner, and were created two mechanisms to support the Office of the Language Commissioner.  

“In order to improve implementation of the Law, it is necessary to strengthen cooperation with all Institutions at local and central level and strengthening partnerships with civil sector which can significantly contribute in this area because of the work experience gained in the field, and with its professional capabilities can provide significant assistance. This is a long term process that requires time and commitment, but I believe that by working together we can achieve good results. 

As Director of the Office of Community Affairs, which actually provides the necessary support the Language Commissioner, I can promise that the Office for Community Affairs will continue to work in this area, considering as one of the most priority issues,” said Mr. Popovic.   

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