EU Eastern Partners: Comparative Report 2013

EU Eastern Partners: Comparative Report 2013

The Estonian Centre of Eastern Partnership publishes its third Comparative Report about public administration in the EU Eastern Partners. The report examines the progress of public administration reforms towards the European principles of public administration – reliability and predictability, openness and transparency, accountability, and efficiency and effectiveness. The focus is correspondingly laid on the perceived quality of public services rendered to citizens, the economy and different societal groups, against the background of standards common to the EU. Narrower aspects of public administration reform policies, such as changes to legislation and administrative procedures of governments and/or civil services, remain beyond the scope of analysis.

The third annual comparison in series covers, with few exceptions, the period 2009-13. The lengthier the period of observation, the more meaningful are the medium-term conclusions under each principle about the trends in the region as a whole, about disparities across the region, i.e. different (sometimes even contradictory) developments in the 6 countries, and finally about contrasts or similarities between the Eastern Partners and the EU itself, as represented by reference member states Estonia and Germany. However, the continuity of observation in this report suffers to some extent from the changes in underlying international methodologies.

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