The FiecareVot Coalition (FV) observed the presidential election organized in Romania on 10 and 24 November 2019. FV deployed 850 independent observers in country and abroad who covered some 1,500 polling stations or approximately 8 per cent of the 18,748 polling stations in country and 838 for out-of-country voting. FV organized a support call center ···
Report and conference
Containing Kremlin: do sanctions work?
The decision of the United States and the European Union to impose sanctions on Russia in 2014, and the consequent renewal of sanctions, have had significant implications for the international economy and Eastern Europe, given that they are, perhaps, more far-reaching than previous sanctions regimes. EFOR has organised a conference which brought together key stakeholders ···
We asked Josep Borrell, would-be Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU, about his views on Russia and China
We asked the Catalan mr Josep Borrell, would-be Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU, about his views on Russia and China. Because we really care about these matters here, in Eastern Europe. No answer yet but we encourage the Euro MPs and the public to keep sending him the questions. You too can sign ···
Observation report of the EU Elections and referendum on justice, 26 May 2019 – FiecareVot
FiecareVot Coalition has observed the EU elections and 26th of May referendum with more than 1200 observers, in polling stations organized in Romania and abroad. The report includes information obtained from 627 polling stations for the opening procedure, 2547 polling stations for the voting day and 577 polling stations for the closing and vote counting. ···
The Russian influence in Eastern Europe and beyond
At the end of 2018 and in the first part of 2019 crucial elections took place – or are going to – in the Republic of Moldova (two rounds, parliamentary and local), Estonia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey or Macedonia, and then in May general elections for the European Parliament, to list only the most visible ···
How did political parties become very rich
The budgets of the Romanian political parties
Poor governance and manipulation through fake news in the region as a strategy of predatory elites
2019 ANNUAL REPORT: The revival of populism in Eastern Europe
The EFOR 2019 report outlines the results of a series of projects of the organisation and its partners on both components: measuring clientelism and combating strategic political misinformation. Clientelism can be powered either directly from public funds, as it is the case for financial transfers made by local authorities to the local governments for investment – which have been documented by us throughout recent years; or affecting strategic sectors through more subtle schemes, such as energy.
WAR BY OTHER MEANS. REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment.
Case studies from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Romania and Hungary The EU has been increasingly caught up in its own internal struggles over the past years – migration, populism, Brexit – and is facing fundamental challenges to its core principles and values from problematic member states such as Poland, Hungary or Romania. Russia stands only ···
Conclusions of the monitoring mission
Report on the constitutional referendum monitoring mission
FiecareVot Coalition has observed the constitutional referendum organized on the 6th and 7th of October with 841 independent observers, both in the country and abroad, mostly in polling stations in Europe. During the 2 days of voting, hundreds of irregularities have been identified through call center 0800 080 200, Code4Romania’s Monitorizare Vot smartphone application and ···
Arguments beyond populism
There can be no Constitutional referendum in October or November, in Romania
The PSD-ALDE government uses the controversial referendum to amend the Constitution as a permanent populist instrument for electoral campaigning that constantly stirs the spirits. The party leaders have successfully leveraged the subject and threatened on several occasions that they would hold the referendum. Law 3/2000, which regulates the organization of the referendum, has been a ···