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- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
 
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

The Language Policy Board adopted the 2017 Annual Report of the Office of the Language Commissioner

22.03.2018

22 March 2017

Prishtina

Under the auspices of the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), the Language Policy Board held its meeting, whereby in accordance with the meeting’s agenda, by means of regular procedures, was selected the Chairperson of the Language Policy Board and the Deputy Chairperson of the Language Policy Board.

Lieutenant Hysni Shala from Kosovo Police, was selected Chairperson of the Board while Ms. Biserka Djurdjevic, representative of the Montenegrin language community, was selected in the position of Deputy Chairperson of the Board, both with a two year mandate. 

As a second topic of the agenda, the Language Commissioner, Mr. Mladenovic presented before the board the office’s activities conducted during 2017, achievements made and some of the OLC’s challenges in implementing the Law on the Use of Languages.

Upon completion of the detailed presentation of the report, the Language Policy Board unanimously approved the work report for 2017, by positively assessing the work and numerous activities that the office undertook during the past year.
 

Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

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