Montenegro's anti-corruption agency threatened by council plan, says CeMI directorMontenegro’s anti-corruption agency threatened by council plan, says CeMI director

A proposal to stack the council of the Montenegro’s anti-corruption agency with political party representatives will undermine the purpose of the agency, according to a statement released by Centre for Monitoring and Research Director Zlatko Vujović.

IWP poll: EU citizens say corruption, oligarchy, poverty main obstacles to Ukraine joining the EUIWP poll: EU citizens say corruption, oligarchy, poverty main obstacles to Ukraine joining the EU

People in the six largest European Union countries say that Ukraine must overcome corruption, oligarchism and poverty if it is to have any hope of joining the EU, according to the results of a poll commissioned by the Institute of World Policy.

IDM helps launch rural Albania civil-society networkIDM helps launch rural Albania civil-society network

The Institute of Democracy and Mediation is one of 14 NGOs that have formed a new civil-society network that will work on issues affecting rural Albanians.

PASOS project poll: Most Kosovars say their elected officials should reveal personal assetsPASOS project poll: Most Kosovars say their elected officials should reveal personal assets

Less than one-quarter of Kosovars believe that members of their parliament and local assemblies have a right to keep information about personal assets confidential, according to the results of a Riinvest Insitute poll conducted as part of a PASOS project.

PASOS experts to speak at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in RigaPASOS experts to speak at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga

Three experts from PASOS-affiliated organizations will be participating on panels at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga May 20-21.

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Moldova in the Eastern Neighborhood Policy: 2005-2014Moldova in the Eastern Neighborhood Policy: 2005-2014

Rampant corruption and poor performance of public institutions have slowed down Moldova’s European integration in the last 10 years, according this report by the Expert-Grup.

Economic Reforms: Market Liberalization VS Social Responsibility: Lessons Learnt from Georgia for UkraineEconomic Reforms: Market Liberalization VS Social Responsibility: Lessons Learnt from Georgia for Ukraine

Published as part of a joint Institute of World Policy/Centre for Cultural Relations – Caucasian House project, this paper looks at how Ukraine can apply some of the successful efforts at economic reform undertaken in post-Soviet Georgia.

Ukraine’s Strategy for Building Relations with the Population of Crimea and Donbass: Lessons Learnt from Georgia for UkraineUkraine’s Strategy for Building Relations with the Population of Crimea and Donbass: Lessons Learnt from Georgia for Ukraine

This paper is a collective endeavor of Georgian and Ukrainian authors to look at the annexation of Crimea and ongoing conflict in Donbass and the Ukrainian strategy to cope as seen through the lenses of the Georgian experience.

PrEUgovor – Report on Progress of Serbia in Chapters 23 and 24PrEUgovor – Report on Progress of Serbia in Chapters 23 and 24

The Serbian government needs to work harder on efforts to insure that principle of the rule of law is respected in the Western Balkans country, according to a monitoring report published by a coalition of NGOs led by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.

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