BCSP defends polling data in wake of government spokeswoman's attack on findingsBCSP defends polling data in wake of government spokeswoman’s attack on findings

The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy is standing by the results of polling data showing that most Serbs believe their police forces are corrupt, after a governmental spokeswoman called into question the validity of the study.

IWP poll: Ukrainians cite corruption as a top obstacle to EU membershipIWP poll: Ukrainians cite corruption as a top obstacle to EU membership

Nearly 85 percent of Ukrainians say that corruption in their country is one of the main obstacles in the way of Ukraine joining the European Union, according to the results of an Institute of World Policy survey.

U.S. ambassador urges Albanian government to heed IDM reportU.S. ambassador urges Albanian government to heed IDM report

US. Ambassador to Albania Donald Lu called on the government of Albania to use a report on religious extremism published by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation as national leaders craft a strategy to deal with the threat in the Western Balkan country.

DIF poll: 64 percent of Ukrainians favor NATO membershipDIF poll: 64 percent of Ukrainians favor NATO membership

About 64 percent of Ukrainians say they would vote in favor of NATO membership if a referendum was held on the issue, according to the results of an Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation poll.

Poll: Police in Western Balkans exist to serve politicians, other elitesPoll: Police in Western Balkans exist to serve politicians, other elites

A strong majority of citizens of the Western Balkans believes that their police forces exist to serve the interests of political parties and other elites, according to the results of a study conducted as part of a regional anticorruption project involving two PASOS members.

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Going beyond Political RhetoricGoing beyond Political Rhetoric

Kosovar legislators charged with ensuring that proposed national laws are in harmony with European Union law must be given more support in order to achieve their mission, according to a Kosovar Civil Society Foundation policy brief.

Internal Market and the EU-Russia Sanctions: Examination of Practice in Visegrád Countries One Year OnInternal Market and the EU-Russia Sanctions: Examination of Practice in Visegrád Countries One Year On

The Visegrad Four countries should gradually limit market intervention and halt promotional campaigns based on nationalism to better cope with the impact of Russian sanctions against agricultural products produced in the European Union, according to this Association for International Affairs analysis.

Working Groups and the Implementation of the OGP Action Plan in the First QuarterWorking Groups and the Implementation of the OGP Action Plan in the First Quarter

Although there is evidently greater awareness and ownership of the Open Government Initiative by civil society, a common understanding of what to make of the Open Government Partnership in Macedonia is still missing, according to this Centre for Research and Policymaking paper.

Will Belarus fully benefit from the Eurasian Economic Union?Will Belarus fully benefit from the Eurasian Economic Union?

Current trends in trade, labor, and capital flows between Belarus and other EEU countries show that the potential benefits for Belarus from EEU membership do not trigger economic growth, but rather sustain structural problems in the Belarusian economy, according to this CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research analysis.

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