Together with our colleagues from Dixi Group Ukraine, Watchdog.MD Moldova and World Experience for Georgia, Expert Forum participated in a comparative study on the transparency in the energy sector, as of 2021. One of the goals was to see to what extent EU membership contributes significantly or not for good governance in the sector, compared ···
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Expert Forum joins the regional Energy Transparency Index for the new edition in 2021
The International Energy Transparency Index, developed by Dixi Group Ukraine, expands the range of participating countries and becomes an established practice in the region. For the first time, Romania will join the watchdog project which so far provided monitoring and recommendations for the energy sectors of Ukraine and in 2020 was scaled up to Moldova ···
VIDEO Clientelistic financing of political parties in Romania, Moldova and Georgia
Did you ever think how political parties attract voters? – In Romania, election manipulation through flour and oil packages is illegal and giving party jackets is inefficient. One answer: expanding their cash box through subsidies from 2 millions of Euros in 2008, to 37 millions in 2018 ! But there is also another way: the ···
VIDEO Good Roads for Moldova or for vote buying?
What is PNDL in Romania was the program “Good Roads for Moldova” for the government in Chişinău: discretionary purse in anticipation of the general elections of February 2019. In fact, the micro-targeting was even more sophisticated and perverse than parties are able to do in Romania, but the problem of systemic clientelism – discretionary use ···
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.
WAR BY OTHER MEANS. REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment.
Case studies from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Romania and Hungary The EU has been increasingly caught up in its own internal struggles over the past years – migration, populism, Brexit – and is facing fundamental challenges to its core principles and values from problematic member states such as Poland, Hungary or Romania. Russia stands only ···
REPORT. War by other means. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence
April 11 2019, 16.00 Location: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) The report WAR BY OTHER MEANS. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment will be launched in Brussels on the 11th of April 2019 at the at 16.30 at the Permanent Representation of the ···
Romania, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova
National Energy Regulators: A Comparative Assessment
The following report analyzes the capacity (governance and performance) of energy (gas and electricity) regulators in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine and “benchmarks” them to the Romanian energy regulator. Energy regulators in countries that follow EU’s Energy Directives of the Third Energy Package – EU members, as well as members of the Energy Community and countries ···
the electricity interconnection between Romania and Moldova
The Bridge over the Prut, version 2.0
Yesterday we launched in Chisinau, together with our Moldovan colleagues from Expert Grup, the report “The bridge over the Prut, version 2.0: electricity interconnection between Romania and Moldova”. Participants included representatives of the EU Delegation in Chisinau, companies, embassies, international donors, experts, media. The main findings of the conference: The interconnections with Romania, both on gas ···
The Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline
Interconnecting Moldova’s energy sector: how can we help?
Moldova depends 100% on the Russian gas and 80% on the electricity produced in Transnistria based also on Russian gas. In 2014, Romania and Moldova launched with great fanfare an interconnector (Iasi-Ungheni) that promised a relevant alternative to Gazprom for Moldovan consumers. A year and a half later, the pipe is used far below capacity, covering ···