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Blacksliding on reform is seen in new EU states

The European Union’s eastward expansion aimed to cement former Communist countries into a bloc committed to pluralism, democracy and good government. But the new members have a worrying tendency to backslide and succumb to “reform fatigue,” according to a recent academic study. Since 2006, anti-corruption campaigns in Latvia, Slovakia, Romania and Slovenia have come under pressure as governments or Parliament members sought to scale down their activities. Full Story

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