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The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity was founded in 1993. We are a platform for co-operation between social democratic parties and political foundations and aim to contribute to the development of (social-) democracy in Eastern & South Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Within the European Forum 12 political foundations and 20 parties are active.

Country Updates, the current state of democracy in the following countries:

Latest Country Updates

Latest update: Wed 22 Jul 2015

Armenia

Wed 22 Jul 2015 In recent years Armenia has experienced a failure in attempt to sign EU association agreement. Instead, on 2 January 2015, the country became a full member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Nevertheless, Armenia continues to seek deeper cooperation with EU, and is planning to sign an agreement in lieu of Association Agreement, which will be less far reaching. The country remains strongly dependant on Russia due to the energy and security matters which is the main obstacle for further integration in the West. Russia's military presence is also very important because of the Nagorno - Karabakh conflict where Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for over two decades with not much success to settle a peace agreement. Read full update

Iraq

Tue 14 Jul 2015 In April 2014 parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. Haydar al-Abadi became the new Prime Minister and formed a government in September. One of the new government’s main aims is to re-establish security in the country. Since early 2015, the country has been involved in a military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read full update

ArmeniaArmenia

Wed 22 Jul 2015 In recent years Armenia has experienced a failure in attempt to sign EU association agreement. Instead, on 2 January 2015, the country became a full member of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Nevertheless, Armenia continues to seek deeper cooperation with EU, and is planning to sign an agreement in lieu of Association Agreement, which will be less far reaching. The country remains... Read full update

IraqIraq

Tue 14 Jul 2015 In April 2014 parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. Haydar al-Abadi became the new Prime Minister and formed a government in September. One of the new government’s main aims is to re-establish security in the country. Since early 2015, the country has been involved in a military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read full update

NigeriaNigeria

Thu 9 Jul 2015 The federal republic of Nigeria is a country situated in Western Africa. The country gained its independence from the British empire in 1960, with geographical boundaries containing people of diverse ethnicities and religions. The three main ethnic groups are the Hausa (29%) in the north, the Yoruba (21%) in the south-west and the Igbo (18%) in the south-east. Religious affiliation in Nigeria... Read full update

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