GMF Bratislava launches democracy book
On March 11, GMF released in Bratislava the book: Reclaiming Democracy: Civil society and Electoral Change in Central and Eastern Europe. The book is devoted to recent democratic changes in post-communist countries. The release was opened by editors of the book, Pavol Demes and Joerg Forbrig, followed by comments by Martin Butora who authored the chapter on Slovakia.
The event was attended by around 50 participants including embassy representatives from countries covered by the book (Croatia, Georgia, Serbia and the Ukraine), EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Britain, Spain, Sweden), Canada and the U.S., in addition to Slovak MP Magda Varayova, several top civil activists, think thank representatives and journalists.