EU Observer: “Eastern partnership countries: Democracy in limbo”

Shatili, historic highland village in Georgia. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, Jan 06, 2015, Tbilisi, Georgia

An independent online newspaper EUobserver published opinion column reviewed current political developments in  the EU's neighbourhood countries.

An author of the opinion column Iryna Solonenko emphasized that Georgia, with Moldova and Ukraine, which signed Association Agreements with the EU last summer, advanced in democracy than the other three countries: Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

In the latest edition of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI), which analyses transformation processes towards democracy and a market economy in 129 developing and transition countries, Georgia made the largest gains in political transformation in the Eurasian region since 2011, Iryna Solonenko said.

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