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Transition is (still) not a done deal

SITE's Director, Torbjörn Becker, shares his thoughts and reflection on a Baltic Rim Economies article about 30 years after the first post-communist election in Poland, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and EU's integration for many post-communist countries.

In a Baltic Rim Economies article, Torbjörn Becker writes that 30 years after transition started, there are still significant gaps in both income and democracy scores in post-communist countries. Although EU integration has been beneficial for many post-communist countries, the transition process is still ongoing and, in some cases, reversing. At the same time, there are positive developments in other transition countries that are not yet members of the EU. This region is too important for us to ignore and the EU should do more to help the countries push ahead along a positive transition path.

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