Recent political clashes don’t show that democracy in Ukraine is backsliding. But the situation isn’t exactly ideal.
Russia and Eastern Europe
If an opposition coalition can reduce their majority during that election, and garner enough support, there just might be a chance to wake voters from the Georgian Dream.
The Syrian refugee crisis has provided an influx of migrants and nationalist sentiment in Finland that may spell trouble for this seemingly healthy democracy.
The ruling Law and Justice Party in Poland have made moves to undermine democratic institutions, the last of which sought to erode the Polish Judiciary's ability to remain impartial, despite pressure from the European Union and its own citizens.
As elections are set to take place tension between Russia and the rest of the world remains at an all time high, with the hostility continuously growing.
Moldova's de facto dictator primes his party for the 2018 general elections.
Legislation adjusting the construction of the judicial system in Poland is justified by populist rhetoric and contributing to erosion of the three decades old Eastern European democracy.
The immense corruption of high-level officials combined with the heightened levels of organized crime threaten Albania's democracy.
In the last three years, Poland has seen gradual, but clear, signs of backsliding toward autocratic policies and implementation through violation of clear democratic principles.
The political conditions emerging in Hungary over the last seven years under Orban's government fit no true definition of democracy.