EFOR hosted for one week a mixt delegation from Armenia, including public officials, academics, journalists and civil society, in a joint project Caucasus Institute-ExpertForum. We organized meetings with relevant public figures, in Bucharest and Cluj, where out guests learned about the post-Communist transition in Romania, the process of EU integration, the current political debates and ···
Therese Pearce Laanela is the head of elections department at International Idea. She has a long experience in the electoral field for more than 20 years and is a founding staff member of IDEA. She also worked for UNDP or IFES, was Deputy Director for the Democratization Program at the Carter Center, and was involved ···
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.
April 11 2019, 16.00 Location: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) The report WAR BY OTHER MEANS. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment will be launched in Brussels on the 11th of April 2019 at the at 16.30 at the Permanent Representation of the ···
Economical clientelism and media misinformation: two sides of the same coin in electoral campaigns; Russia’s influence in Romania, Moldova, Georgia and other neighbouring countries Both the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 are represented by crucial elections in the Republic of Moldova, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia and Macedonia and in May 2019, we will ···
On February 24, 2019 the parliamentary elections and a republican consultative referendum took place in the Republic of Moldova. The Parliament is unicameral and consists of 101 members. The elections were organized for the first time after a mixed electoral system, which involved the creation of 51 uninominal constituencies and 50 members elected on national ···
The signatory organisations of this letter show their concern and protest in regard to the dismissal of the Director of the Department for Controlling the Financing of Political Parties and Electoral Campaigns of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP). We believe that the decision is of political nature and it may affect the institution’s control, especially ···
The signatory organisations are expressing their concern and indignation regarding the proposal for the appointment of Mr. Mircea Drăghici as president of the Permanent Electoral Authority after the resignation of Daniel Barbu. Appointing someone who is currently being prosecuted for illegal acts such as the use of funds for subsidies received by parties constitutes a ···