EDITO: As elections loom, civil society secures a partial victory on the foreign interference directive.
With the elections looming, the institutions are eager to finalise work on the remaining major legislative files.
However, the Defence of Democracy package, originally expected in June, has been delayed following widespread alarm at its proposed foreign interference directive.
Civil society is a cornerstone of democracy. But across the EU, NGOs are under pressure. In our Civic Space Report 2023, we explain why to create resilient democracies, we must empower civil society.