Nations in Transit 2009
NATIONS IN TRANSIT 2009 is out now!
Yesterday on 30 June 2009 Freedom House Europe launched its national survey that tracks the democratic development of 29 former communist countries. The comprehensive report is subtitled “The Dark Year for Democracy”. Comments are yet to follow in the international and national media. For those that have elections this year the opposition will have another internationally recognized reason to be critical. For the rest however, it is just the 20th year after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolution of political and civil rights. SOmeone once said that a revolution lasts for no more than 15 years. And from some of the developmnts in South Eastern Europe and Central Asia it seems that the democratic revolution may be going to a democratic reversal. You can read the full NATIONS IN TRANSIT here.