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.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019 Economical clientelism and media misinformation: two sides of the same coin in electoral campaigns

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 ···

The conclusions of the observation mission of the parliamentary elections and the referendum held in the Republic of Moldova on the 24th of February

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 wolf guarding the sheep: we call upon PSD to withdraw their proposal for the appointment of Mircea Draghici, as the President of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP)

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 ···