Life in Kosovo Debates Language Usage

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This Thursday, Life in Kosovo will host a debate on language usage in Kosovo at the local and central levels.

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Kosovo has two official languages at the central level – Albanian and
Serbian – while at the local level, the Turkish language is in official
use in Prizren district. The show will point out the level of
implementation of language usage in practice. What are the
practical barriers to fully implementing the law on language usage? How
does the Governmental Commission for Languages function in monitoring
the implementation of this law? How content are the non-Albanian
communities with the situation of their native language usage in

The following panellists will be in the studio:

Dragisa Krstovic – Serb List for Kosovo and member of the Commissions
for Judicial Issues, Legislation and Constitutional Framework; Gender
Equality; and Petitions and Public Request of the Kosovo Assembly
Mahir Yagcilar – from Turkish Community, representative of the Parliamentary Group 6 +
Ismet Caka – Chairman of the Commission for Languages in the Prime Minister’s Office/Legal Office;
Veton Vula – Ombudsperson’s office;
Gjyzel Shaljani – Roma Activist,
Sazan Ibrahimi – Executive Director-Kosovo Association of Municipalities, AKK

Life in Kosovo is a co-production between Kosovo Public Television, RTK
and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN. It is broadcast
every Thursday, starting from 20:15.