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Tanja Porčnik

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Eastern Europe 30 Years After Revolution

by Tanja Porčnik    10 May 2019    0

In 1989, revolutions began sweeping across Eastern Europe. Communism was counting down its final days and what would soon be the end of the Iron Curtain. Eastern European economies were on the verge of leaving socialism behind and welcoming a market economy. Thirty years later, public policies (...)


The flirtation with illiberalism

by Tanja Porčnik    3 July 2019    0

While all of the former socialist economies have liberalised and strengthened their markets over the past two decades, they have failed to strengthen the rule of law (see Table 1). Under socialism, legal systems are not designed to protect the rights of individuals. Instead, they serve the (...)


“Mini Schengen” – Western Balkans’ Embrace of the Market

by Tanja Porčnik    20 November 2019    0

French President Emmanuel Macron’s spearheaded opposition to block European Union accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia during the European Council’s recent meeting in October. By doing so, he is not only dangerously and severely undermining the credibility of the EU accession process. (...)