An analysis of the political situation in 129 countries, which are developing and going through a transition period, indicates a worsening of the situation with democracy in the world. At the same time situation in Ukraine is improving.
"In the global ranking of the political development Ukraine was ranked 38th place and fell into the “democracy with restrictions” category. In economic dimension Ukraine takes place 73 - in the category of "Market economy with functional problems," - according to a Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) study.
Earlier Ukrainian President stated that Ukraine is a forward base of democracy in Europe
Among the 129 countries that are developing or transforming, 55 are autocratic. Among them 40 are "rigid" dictatorships - seven more than last year. In post-Soviet countries, including Russia, in the east of Europe, such as Poland and Hungary – political situation has worsened, according to BTI studies.
In general, the situation with civil rights has worsened in nearly 60% of the countries represented in the study.