Update – 28 December 2021 The Save Romania Union challenged the budget law at the Constitutional Court. The CC decided that the budget law is constitutional, but the articles referring to the subsidies for PPUSL was suspended until Law 334/2006 is also amended accordingly. The signatories of this letter are protesting against the approval in ···
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.
(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. ···
EFOR, the Association of Private Pension Funds and the Department of Sociology of the University of Bucharest have debated Seven scenarios for 2030 for the future of pensions in a roundtable that took place on Nov 20. Keynote speakers: Georgeta Bratu, secretary of state in the Ministry of Labor; Ileana Ciutan, president of the National Pension Fund; Ionut ···
The failed privatization of Oltchim brings back to public attention an old question of Romania’s transition: are privatizations still justified today, or are they a whim of the IMF which would destroy our economy, selling cheap our few remaining valuable assets? EFOR suggests to examine the SOEs in Romania and see whether they are indeed the crown ···