Peer Reviewer 1:
I am going to comment briefly on each section of the notebook. Nevertheless, I must admit that the report is not so broad in scope, and it does not include all relevant issues regarding corruption. But since it does not intended to be a summary of the most important corruption or governance issues, then the report is acceptable.
State of Corruption: The case of Shyqyri Haxha is well covered and explained. The name and the facts are realistic.
Public perception of corruption: This part is very well explained. I agree with all data mentioned in this part. It is highly important that unemployment was mentioned as an issue, which sometimes led to corruption.
Public Sector Vulnerability: IPKO Internet project Kosovo does not go with this name, so leave it only IPKO.
Corruption in Land Administration: I am not sure about the number of Serbs that lived in Prishtina. It is risky to come to a conclusion since the last census in Kosovo took place in 1981. Also, the number regarding displaced persons is highly contestable.
In general, the report is realistic, but I would suggest it to be broader and tackle more issues regarding corruption.
Peer Reviewer 2:
The Reporter's Notebook for Kosovo is well-balanced and fair, and presents facts that are correct and relevant to a discussion of corruption in independent Kosovo. As the writer suggests, corruption is prevalent in the public sector and permeates the judicial system.
It should be noted that, contrary to government claims regarding the success in fighting corruption, and according to a December 2009 study by the European Commission's Liaison Office in Kosovo (the study is part of the EU-funded project Support to the Anti-corruption Institutions of Kosovo), corruption permeates all sectors of social, political, and economic life. Additionally, Kosovo is still not a member of the Group of States against Corruption -- the Council of Europe's anti-corruption monitoring body.
It is also important to note that according to the Anti-Corruption Agency Director Hasan Preteni, the number of corruption cases that the agency received in 2009 was two times higher than the number of cases received in the previous two years.
Finally, corruption cases tend to remain uninvestigated.