Experiences and Responses to Shrinking Civic Space from the Transparency, Accountability, and Participation Field
January 15, 2019
Monitoring the Right to Free Assembly in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership Countries
January 15, 2019

The Western Balkans has attracted new attention in recent months. Though, as ever, not for the best of reasons. People have taken years of accumulated anger, frustration, and rage out onto the streets. In the last 20 years, the Western Balkans has seen little progress. Political leadership from the 1990s may have changed colours, but the politics very much smells the same, in one aspect in particular – state control. Unresolved murders; attacks on political opponents, the media, and free thinkers; decades of restricted democratic freedoms; and the general atmosphere of fear have finally resulted in fully fledged protests resembling those of the late 1990s. Read more here.

Source: ECFR

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Experiences and Responses to Shrinking Civic Space from the Transparency, Accountability, and Participation Field
January 15, 2019
Monitoring the Right to Free Assembly in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership Countries
January 15, 2019

The Western Balkans has attracted new attention in recent months. Though, as ever, not for the best of reasons. People have taken years of accumulated anger, frustration, and rage out onto the streets. In the last 20 years, the Western Balkans has seen little progress. Political leadership from the 1990s may have changed colours, but the politics very much smells the same, in one aspect in particular – state control. Unresolved murders; attacks on political opponents, the media, and free thinkers; decades of restricted democratic freedoms; and the general atmosphere of fear have finally resulted in fully fledged protests resembling those of the late 1990s. Read more here.

Source: ECFR

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