The government’s approval of the Draft Law on Freedom of Association NGOs in December 2017 is an important step towards empowerment of the civil society and the development of democracy in Kosovo. To be implemented, the draft law has to be adopted by the Kosovo Assembly, a process whose delivery is hard to predict due to the troubled political climate of recent months. However, the government’s approval paves the way for the amendment of the legislation for the domestic non-profit sector. This draft comes in the wake of almost two decades of efforts to improve the legal framework for civil society organizations in Kosovo. Read more here.