Democracy is still ‘flawed’ in the Baltic States. But…

September 5, 2007 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Democracy buildingAs the Economist Intel unit announced that the democracies in the new EU states are regarded as the flawed once.  The survey suggests that the biggest flaws of it are lack of political culture and lack of involvement of the society to the political process.

According to the research out of 167 states Lithuania received 7.43 points and accordingly holds the 39th position. Latvia with 7.37 points positioned in the 43rd place and Estonia evaluated with 7.74 points is in the 33rd place.  The Baltic States as the majority of the Easter European state fell into a ‘flawed democracy’ category. Only the Czech Republic and Slovenia fell into the “full democracy” category with 8.17 points and the 18th position and with 7.96 points and 27th position respectively.

The highest democracy indexes were those of Holland and Scandinavian countries, they got the first five positions with the democracy index not les than 9.52 points and under the category “full democracy”.

Lithuania’s eastern neighbour Belarus received 3.34 points and gained the 128 position, which is in the category of “authoritarian regimes”.Well, the Baltic States still have a lot to catch up with its Nordic neighbours, but we are moving towards that direction!


Entry filed under: Baltic States, Belarus, Central Europe, Estonia, EU, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Politics, Totalitarian regimes.

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