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.
The 2018 report on Romania was written by Laura Ștefan, anticorruption expert, former director in the Romanian Ministry of Justice, and international expert on rule of law; and Sorin Ioniță, expert in public administration reform and development and an associate lecturer at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj); and Septimius Pârvu, expert in ···
In a consortium of 6 NGOs, the project provides a detailed analysis and strategic on the phenomenon of clientelism in state-owned companies (SOEs) in four EU Member States (3 new Member States, Romania, Bulgaria and Czech Republic and an old member state, Italy), characterized by significant state interference in the economy. The project designs common ···
Around the world, the need to protect and support whistleblowers has never been greater. Even as their disclosures are leading to more corrective actions within governments and corporations, whistleblowers continue to suffer from retaliation, threats, fines and criminal prosecution. In Southeast Europe, a new initiative has been launched to fight for the rights of employees ···
Although the accession to the European Union has been a powerful ally for the internal fight against corruption and weak rule of law, it is now clear that the external pressure for change is not enough and there is a need for more active citizens, implicated in the public decision. The democratic derailments are not ···
EFOR and Partnership for Social Development will organize the conference Anti-fraud Measures in Public Procurement in the EU Single Market – Legal, Institutional and Technical Solutions, on Friday, 28th March 2014, at Minerva Hotel, 2-4 G-ral. Gheorghe Manu Str., 1st District, Bucharest. The event will be organized at the same time in Croatia (Zagreb) and ···
The signers of this appeal demand the authorities to urgently investigate the threats and pressures made against the family of the director of the “Telegrama” newspaper, based in Ploiești. It is with grave concern that we notice that the cases involving pressures and threats made against journalists have multiplied, ending up today to also include physical ···
(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. ···