Background Paper Think Tank Forum | The State of Democracy and Rule of Law in WB6

This article was written as background material for a panel discussion at the Think Tank Forum: EU Enlargement. The authors of the article are Oszkár Roginer, Project Manager, and Žiga Faktor, Head of our Brussels office. In the article, the authors discuss, among other things, elections, political pluralism, civil society, media, and fundamental rights in the Western Balkan countries.

A further problem, also prevalent in WB6 countries is the emergence of government-organized non-governmental organizations (GONGO), enabling a parallel civil society, which undermines the role of civil society in democratization and European integration, furthers the interests of the governments and their proxies and confuses the participants of public debates on key issues.

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Oszkár Roginer-Hofmeister
Project Manager of Global EU
Žiga Faktor
Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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