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 ···

Combating Clientelism in Local Investments and Financial Transfers (CC-LIFT)

CC-LIFT contributes to the development of watchdog mechanisms in Romania, Moldova and Georgia regarding the clientelistic allocation of funds towards the local communities. The project aims to improve the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of governance by enabling local civil society organizations to oversee the budgetary development procedures and participate in debates on resource allocations by ···

Energy, Russian Influence, and Democratic Backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe

The democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe are facing significant challenges. Across the region, Russia is expanding its economic and political influence and using it to undermine democratic standards and values. Using its strong position as a dominant energy supplier to the EU and former Soviet republics, Russia is employing economic incentives and punishment ···