How prepared are we, legally and institutionally, to cope with an energy crisis? Even if we somehow managed to “muddle through” during 2022, in fact, the region that is most exposed to Russia’s energy blackmail lags well behind the implementation of European directives and regulations. Regionally, Romania fares relatively well on paper – but that, ···
Transparent politics: spotlight on online political campaigning
Empirical data shows that Romanian political finance has potentially become less corrupt since decision-makers increased the value of subsidies for political parties and introduce reimbursement of electoral expenses. In the same time, political parties started to spend high sums from these subsidies on propaganda, affecting the independence on the media market through non-transparent marketing, as ···
Conversation with the Ukrainian political scientist Dmytro Tuzhanskyi
Ukraine is not Russia! What are the differences?
Strong community of investigators against organized crime and corruption
About the project The project seeks to enhance and develop the community of investigators in Romania to decrease the expansion of organized crime, corruption and financial crime groups and has the following objectives: to provide support to law enforcement, investigative media and civil society through skill-sharing sessions to develop support tools in order to diminish ···
Energy Transparency Index
Transparency in the Energy Sector: Are We Prepared for the Winter Crisis?
Together with our colleagues from Dixi Group Ukraine, Watchdog.MD Moldova and World Experience for Georgia, Expert Forum participated in a comparative study on the transparency in the energy sector, as of 2021. One of the goals was to see to what extent EU membership contributes significantly or not for good governance in the sector, compared ···
Relevant and participative local public policy
The project starts from the lack of coherence and transparency in the development of public policies at the local level, which is correlated with the lack of politically assumed, visible initiatives aimed at opening data to the public in key sectors such as public investment, energy/public heating, party funding or health.
What we don’t know about China?
Chinese prosperity is largely state propaganda. The myth of China’s effectiveness is beginning to fade. Details about the Chinese population’s rights and liberties as well as economic opportunities came to surface in recent years. China is investing heavily in innovative technologies, but the goal is to tighten monitoring and control of its people, NOT to ···
Chinese communities in Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine
The Chinese community in Romanian was, and probably still is, one of the biggest communities in Eastern Europe, second only to the one present in Hungary. Although the exact number of Chinese in Romania has always been disputed, the current official number is about 7600 legal residents,making it the third biggest immigrant community after Moldovans ···
Expert Forum joins the regional Energy Transparency Index for the new edition in 2021
The International Energy Transparency Index, developed by Dixi Group Ukraine, expands the range of participating countries and becomes an established practice in the region. For the first time, Romania will join the watchdog project which so far provided monitoring and recommendations for the energy sectors of Ukraine and in 2020 was scaled up to Moldova ···
Promoting Common Values Across Europe (PROCOVEU)
1. Project description The main aim of this project is to promote European values such as the rule of law, democracy, transparency, freedom of the press, equality and solidarity among EU Member States in Eastern Europe and potential candidate countries. In addition, the aim of the project is to encourage participants to become active citizens ···