Monday, March 11, at 13.30, Faculty of Political Sciences (str Traian Moşoiu 71)

Romanian Clientelism Map – now in Cluj

We discussed about cronyism in local government funding allocations and investments in Cluj, at the headquarters of localism, with the former chief negotiator Puscas and academics from UBB. We also spoke about Europeanism and about the determinants of corruption, which are mostly cultural and institutional. All local (remaining) media was present, and in the evening ···

Conference, Tuesday February 19, 10:00, Hilton, Regina Maria hall

The map of Romanian clientelism: transfers to counties and municipalities, 2004-2011

(Trailer for conference) Download EFOR’s Annual Report 2013 here.  Neither the amendment of the Constitution, nor the regionalization, nor any further amendment of the electoral system will change the way how the Romanian state works. Its problems lay elsewhere and must be tackled by their cause, not with palliatives that are time and energy consuming. ···

December 5, Press Club, Brussels

Clientelism in politics and administration: Conflicts of interest and preferential allocations of resources. UPDATE: Presentations

We organized a debate on a list of sensitive topics related to the quality of governance in nowadays Europe: current trends in strengthening rules of ethics in the administration; and how to assess political corruption with objective indicators. Our results come from two pilot projects carried out in four countries (Croatia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia). We believe our conclusions are ···