EaP Think Bridge. President Zelenskyy: 100 days on the way to full power?
A complete reboot of power in Ukraine and Moldova is not only a chance for changes, the request for which has grown dramatically in the societies of both countries. It is also a test for democracy. It is too early to say whether the new leaders have passed this test, but the summer has already shown some important trends.
For the first time during its independence, all the power in Ukraine is concentrated in the hands of one political force. Whether President Zelenskyy and his party will withstand the temptations of monopoly rule and justify the high as ever confidence of the people, Sergey Gerasimchuk analyzed.
The controversial coalition of pro-Russian socialists and the pro-European bloc ACUM seemed to be the only chance for Moldova to overthrow the regime of oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc. How long this unexpected alliance will last and whether the allies will cope with other tasks facing the country, Natalia Stercul searched for answers.
Rapid, albeit difficult, changes are on in Armenia, where the prime minister set ambitious development goals for 2050 already. Meanwhile, Belarus decided on the dates of the parliamentary and presidential elections, although neither the change of power, nor the reform of the system are in question.
The summer was hot in Georgia: mass protests with victims took place in Tbilisi, and relations with Russia were aggravated once again.
Azerbaijan faced yet another harassment of a journalist – new charges were brought against the former director of Radio Liberty in Baku, Khadija Ismailova.
These and other summer developments analyzed in our country reviews by the experts from the Eastern Partnership.Open pdf