Articles on Wider Europe Forum

Ukraine’s revolving door of reform and corruption (Commentary)

Valerii Pekar - 12 February 2016

A spate of reformer resignations in Ukraine sounds alarm bells on corruption

Azerbaijan: Approaching crisis point (Commentary)

Natig Jafarli - 10 February 2016

Collapsing oil prices are hastening the moment of reckoning for the tottering Azerbaijani political and economic system

Ukraine’s reforms: a lesson for the EU in Kyrgyzstan? (Commentary)

Ryskeldi Satke - 12 January 2016

Thoughtless EU aid policies in corruption-ridden Kyrgyz may hinder rather than help

Georgia's Gazprom mystery (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidze - 22 December 2015

Georgian energy minister's flirtation with Gazprom raises questions over transparency in Tblisi

Protests in Podgorica – where is Montenegro headed? (Commentary)

Nenad Koprivica - 19 November 2015

Division amongst Montenegro’s opposition parties helps maintain vicious circle of bad governance

Kosovo’s political impasse and the limits of EU’s ‘creative ambiguity’ approach (Commentary)

Gëzim Krasniqi - 19 November 2015

Kosovo is facing a major internal political stalemate for the second time in less than two years

Silencing dissent: Georgia’s faltering democracy (Commentary)

Tornike Sharashenidzeis - 11 November 2015

If Georgia fails the democracy test, the country will lose its historical chance to enter the European community.

Russia wants to avoid another Ukraine scenario in Kyrgyzstan (Commentary)

Ryskeldi Satke - 02 November 2015

Russia's blunder in Ukraine has sent shockwaves across the former Soviet republics.

Assessing Saakashvili: where does Odesa stand now? (Commentary)

Volodymyr Dubovyk - 23 October 2015

How is the Odessan Saakashvili experiment shaping up?

Belarus has voted - what next? (Commentary)

Yauheni Preiherman - 21 October 2015

After the election, Belarus is likely to set foot into unknown territories, but cautiously.