The analysis of EU and Romanian infrastructure funds

EFOR policy brief # 61, Money and Politics – the links between public procurement and political parties

EFOR published PB # 61, Money and Politics – the links between public procurement and political parties. The report analyzes the extent to which national and European infrastructure funds are politicized and used as an clientelistic instrument. We analyzed millions of procurement procedures  and decisions to allocate funds from the Romanian Operational Programs, including Regional, Transport ···

Energy, Russian Influence, and Democratic Backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe

The democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe are facing significant challenges. Across the region, Russia is expanding its economic and political influence and using it to undermine democratic standards and values. Using its strong position as a dominant energy supplier to the EU and former Soviet republics, Russia is employing economic incentives and punishment ···