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EAP Think Bridge - № 2020-16 - Eastern Partnership vs. Coronavirus: Test for Democracy
EAP Think Bridge - № 2020-16 - Eastern Partnership vs. Coronavirus: Test for Democracy

Author(s): Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Natalia Stercul, Lasha Tughushi, Vadim Mojeiko, Richard Giragosian, Zohrab Ismayil
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Civil Society, Governance, Electoral systems, Present Times (2010 - today), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: PIC Promotion of the Intercultural Cooperation
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; Azerbaijan snapelections; Armenia constitutional court;
Summary/Abstract: After a short break, the EaP Think Bridge, the network uniting Eastern Partnership think tanks resumes its work. Each month, experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine prepare reviews of the most important developments in the domestic and foreign policy, as well as the economy of the region. In addition, we will devote each issue to the analysis of significant events and processes. Of course, the topic of this issue is the response of the Eastern Partnership states to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus has become a serious test not only for the healthcare systems of the countries of the region, but also for societies and economy. Epidemic also caused an irresistible temptation for politicians to use restrictive measures for their own benefit and the crackdown against the opposition. We analyzed the responses of the authorities and civil society. Which tactitcs are the most effective? The project benefits from support through the EaP Civil Society Forum Re-granting Scheme (FSTP) and is funded by the European Union as part of its support to civil society in the region. Within its Re-granting Scheme, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) supports projects of its members that contribute to achieving the mission and objectives of the Forum. //// CONTENT: Analytica: Eastern Partnership vs. Coronavirus: test for democracy // Azerbaijan: Snap Elections and New Opposition Accusations // Armenia: Constitutional Court as the key battleground // Belarus: Perfect storm in Belarusian economy // Georgia: Clouds Gather over Georgian Dream // Moldova: Point of Return or Going Round in Circles // Ukraine: In the Shadow of Disasters and Dark Forecasts // Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum News: EaP CSF Re-granting Cycle 2020

  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English