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Montenegro OGP country report: The challenge of constructive engagementMontenegro OGP country report: The challenge of constructive engagement

August 9, 2013

Learning from the experiences of Croatia, civil society in Montenegro has strongly expressed its wish that the consultation process be broadened to include many more NGOs and the public, according to Dolar Vasani is an independent consultant and the author of 15 country articles on the OGP consultation processes between government and civil society.

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Croatia: political transition provides a window of opportunityCroatia: political transition provides a window of opportunity

July 15, 2013

Dolar Vasani, an independent consultant and the author of 15 country articles on the OGP consultation processes, looks at the status of the OGP in Croatia in this report.

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Investment in Russian bank sends a political messageInvestment in Russian bank sends a political message

July 9, 2013

The purchasing of an additional 2.5 trillion shares of Russian VTB Bank by the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan sends a political message, say analysts at the Center for Economic and Social Development.

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CESD: TAP will contribute to EU energy security, but Russian monopoly will remainCESD: TAP will contribute to EU energy security, but Russian monopoly will remain

July 3, 2013

Azerbaijan’s endorsement of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project will increase European energy security, but will not weaken Russia’s monopoly zone in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the Center for Economic and Social Development.

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ACCEPT PLURALISM: Racism has gone mainstream in HungaryACCEPT PLURALISM: Racism has gone mainstream in Hungary

June 14, 2013

Racist discourse targeted at Roma people has become commonplace in “almost all corners of the political spectrum,” according to a brief co-written by Zsuzsanna Vidra of the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University.

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Deutsche Welle report cites PASOS study on NGO fundingDeutsche Welle report cites PASOS study on NGO funding

March 11, 2013

Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcaster, has cited a PASOS study about NGO funding in a report about the difficulties such groups in North Africa and the Middle East face when trying to obtain funding from European sources.

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 Time for visa-free movement for EU's eastern neighbours, argues Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz in European VoiceTime for visa-free movement for EU’s eastern neighbours, argues Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz in European Voice

March 7, 2013

Should the European Union allow Ukrainians, Moldovans and citizens of the EU’s other eastern neighbours to travel without visas, asks Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz, expert at the Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, in an article published on 7 March 2013 by the European Voice, the influential Brussels weekly publication. He suggests that the EU should revisit its […]

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