we have asked experts, political scientists, sociologists and political analysts, to write reports on the response of the governments to the Corona crisis and their effects on democratic institutions and public life. The reports cover the situation of “Democracy and the State of Emergency” in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. Today we are publishing the third edition in this series:
DEMOCRACY AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
Easing Measures and Rising Tensions in the Struggle with the Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans, Croatia and Slovenia
While the anti-Corona measures are being relaxed in most cases, the State of Emergency has not been lifted in all countries of the region, yet. North Macedonia is struggling with an increase of infections while preparing for elections. So are four other countries of the region. The Corona virus crisis is in a way a mirror held up to each country revealing its strengths and weaknesses as well as its state of democracy.
As the corona pandemic and responses to it in the region unfold, we will continue to monitor the development. This is the third in a series of reports which sets out to monitor effects of the corona crisis management on institutions, political and civil rights, parties, civil society, as well as external factors. More Analysis will follow on July 13.