Guide to Policy-Making and the Legislative Process in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo

The lack of a policy drafting tradition, combined with insufficient knowledge of its importance, has led ministries to immediately proceed to the drafting of legislation without sufficient prior analysis. In Kosovo as in all European parliamentary democracies, most of the laws passed come from the government. Therefore, the guide is focused only on preparatory work for draft laws prepared and presented to the Assembly by the Government.a.

The purpose of the guide is to enable experts, officials and citizens who are involved in the policymaking and legislative processes, to better understand the rules, and hopefully help eliminate the practice of drafting legislation without prior policy analysis.

This guide is based on the fundamental applicable legal acts and regulations, which can be viewed elsewhere. 

We hope that this guide, developed with funding from the British Government and in close cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister, during the period 2013-2014, will contribute to improving and maintaining the high quality of legislation in the Republic of Kosovo, especially in the context of obligations that the country has in the pre-accession process to the European Union (EU).

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