Moldova’s public procurement system is hampered by a low degree of transparency, competitiveness, and compliance with the state’s legal and institutional framework, according to an IDIS report produced in connection with a PASOS project.
This EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy paper matches political trends within the EaP states with short- and medium-term policy recommendations that the EU should be able to introduce through revisions to its democracy support instruments, mainly within the ENP and ENI reviews.
Governments of the Eastern Partnership countries need to acknowledge that they must overhaul their governance systems, which pose an existential threat, according to this Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development paper.
Eight NGOs have been selected to receive grants from Powers in Empowerment, an EU-funded PASOS program to improve the ability of civil society to monitor policymaking and public services in Eastern Partnership countries.
New role for the EU and the Baltic States in supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia
The Baltic States should make a more concerted and confident bid for developing and leading new EU initiatives and instruments for supporting civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia, according to this PROVIDUS Centre for Public Policy brief.
Three experts from PASOS-affiliated organizations will be participating on panels at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga May 20-21.
Stakeholders from a majority of Eastern Partnership countries agree that the EaP initiative is a vehicle driving the transformation of participating countries towards European standards and the rule of law, according to this Association for International Affairs report.