State decorations of the Kosovo[a] are regulated by the Law on Decorations. Decorations are divided into three grades: orders, medals and commemorative medals. The President also bestows the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the Republic of Kosovo. This is an honor bestowed very rarely with only nine recipients in the history of the Republic.

The orders, decorations and medals are awarded by the President of Kosovo,[1] though nominations might come from: Chairman of the Assembly, Prime Minister, President of the Supreme Court and the Electoral College, Chief Prosecutor of Kosovo, Minister, Chief of General Staff, General Director of Kosovo Police, President of the Municipal Assembly, President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Honorary Titles

  1. Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo

Orders

  1. Hero of Kosovo Order
  2. Order of Freedom
  3. The Order of Independence

Medals

  1. Presidential Medal of Merits (Medalja Presidenciale e Meritave) or Presidential Military Medal (for military personnel)[2][3][4]
  2. Medal of Merit (Minister of Internal Affairs)
  3. Medal of Merit of the Red Cross of Kosovo (bronze, silver ad gold versions)

Recipients

Medalja Presidenciale e Meritave:

Military

  1. Military Medal for Service in Kosovo

See also

Notes

a.   ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, it is formally recognised as an independent state by 97 UN member states (with another 15 recognising it at some point but then withdrawing recognition), while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.

References

  1. ^ AWARDED HONOURS FOR 28 NOVEMBER, FLAG DAY, Presidency of Kosovo, 28 November 2012, retrieved 2013-08-26
  2. ^ a b Presidenti Thaçi dekoroi komandantin e karabinierëve italianë në Kosovë (in Albanian)
  3. ^ "Il colonnello reggiano Ruggiero Capodivento premiato dal Kosovo" Gazzetta di Reggio 29 October 2019. Page nr. 19 section "Reggioemilia" (Ricerca Gazzetta di Reggio) (In Italian language)
  4. ^ a b The Presidential Medal of Merit to World Bank, example close up
  5. ^ "President Thaçi awards the Presidential Medal of Merits to singer Dua Lipa". www.novinite.com. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  6. ^ a b c "Kosovo awarding Trump its highest honor after Serb economic deal". https://president-ksgov.net/. Retrieved 3 May 2021. ((cite web)): External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Kosovo Awards US Vice-President Biden Golden Medal of Freedom - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency". www.novinite.com. Retrieved 2021-05-05.