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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: Thu 22 Sep 2016

Bosnia Herzegovina

Thu 22 Sep 2016 On 28 December 2011, fifteen months after the October 2010 parliamentary elections, leaders of the main political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) — the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Union of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), its sister party HDZ 1990, and the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) — reached an agreement to form a state level government. Consequently former finance minister of the Bosniak-Croat entity BiH Federation, Vejkoslav Bevenda (HDZ), was appointed Prime Minister on 12 January 2012. Bevenda hopes to lead BiH towards the EU by implementing the aquis communautair, and to strengthen the economic situation, improve living standards and security and safety for the citizens. The formation of the new government is a relief for the financial situation as the country is in a financial chaos partly because the last national budget was agreed for the financial year 2010. Read full update

Montenegro

Thu 22 Sep 2016 With the victory of the ruling European Montenegro coalition, the parliamentary elections of October 2012 marked no significant changes to Montenegro’s balance of power, leading the country towards further integration with the European Union. Negotiations between the country and the EU which started in June 2012 can be seen as a next step in the accession process. Read full update

Bosnia HerzegovinaBosnia Herzegovina

Thu 22 Sep 2016 On 28 December 2011, fifteen months after the October 2010 parliamentary elections, leaders of the main political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) — the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Union of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), its sister party HDZ 1990, and the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) — reached... Read full update

MontenegroMontenegro

Thu 22 Sep 2016 With the victory of the ruling European Montenegro coalition, the parliamentary elections of October 2012 marked no significant changes to Montenegro’s balance of power, leading the country towards further integration with the European Union. Negotiations between the country and the EU which started in June 2012 can be seen as a next step in the accession process. Read full update

Syrian Arab RepublicSyrian Arab Republic

Thu 22 Sep 2016 Since mid-March, massive protests and demonstrations have broke out in Syria. Read the country update for the latest developments. Read full update

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