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.

Campaign without discrimination. Civil society’s appeal for an electoral campaign devoid of discriminatory politic discourse

Year 2014 is an electoral one. On 25th of May elections are to be held for the European Parliament and partial elections in some uninominal circumscriptions, and in November presidential elections. Against this background, there is the temptation for some candidates to adopt popular themes, aimed against fundamental rights, ranging from stigmatizing social groups to ···

EFOR, FH, GDS and CRPE condemn the politicized and non-transparent appointment of the Ombudsman

Expert Forum, Freedom House, Grupul pentru Dialog Social and Centrul Roman de Politici Europene condemn the Parliament’s appointment procedure of the Ombudsman which was done in a non-transparent manner and without having a consensus from all political parties and the civil society. Transparently selecting a credible Ombudsman, politically independent, with a good professional reputation and immaculate integrity is ···

Report on vulnerabilities in the Romanian public procurement system

Assessing the efficiency, integrity, and transparency of the Romanian public procurement system

This report has been published within the project Cross-Country Legal and Institutional Framework for Suppression of Fraud in Public Procurement, implemented by Partnership for Social Development (Croația), in partnership with Expert Forum (Romania).   This report reflects the vulnerabilities identified by the experts within the public procurement process and the results of the public consultations ···