Monitoring report

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. ···

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 ···

Romania, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova

National Energy Regulators: A Comparative Assessment

The following report analyzes the capacity (governance and performance) of energy (gas and electricity) regulators in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine and “benchmarks” them to the Romanian energy regulator. Energy regulators in countries that follow EU’s Energy Directives of the Third Energy Package – EU members, as well as members of the Energy Community and countries ···

State-Owned Companies – Preventing Corruption and State Capture

A Comparative Assessment – Performance vs Governance of SOEs in Romania, Italy, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic

Can we measure corruption and capture in state-owned companies, beyond impressions, opinion polls and indicators of compliance with governance standards? Is there a way in which we can gauge the level of resources that are misused or simply wasted, can we compare across countries and in time, and is there a correlation between the governance ···