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Freedom House Warns of Democratic Breakdown in Central, Eastern Europe 

In its latest report, U.S.-based democracy monitor Freedom House warns of a “stunning democratic breakdown” across Central Europe, the Balkans, and Eurasia as many leaders in the region attempt to do away with any remaining checks on their power.

“A growing number of leaders in Central and Eastern Europe have dropped even the pretense that they play by the rules of democracy. They openly attack democratic institutions and are working to restrict individual freedoms,” the group says in its annual Nations In Transit report, released on May 6.

The report says the attacks on democratic institutions could be …read more

Source:: Voice of America


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