Media about SAR

20.11.2008: The Economist – “Cleaning up the Act”

“The EU’s watchdogs stand in need of better watching. The European Union’s thinking about corruption goes roughly like this. It is a problem for governments, chiefly in the new member states. The best way to fight it is by making
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13.08.2008: Reuters – “Romanian Lawmakers Stop Graft Probe against Ex-PM”

“Romanian lawmakers rejected a request to launch a corruption investigation against former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase on Wednesday in a case seen as a test of the European Union newcomer’s justice reforms.”


22.05.2008: The economist: “Talking of Virtue, Counting the Spoons”

“Now that they’re in the club, new European Union members are failing to deliver on the promises they made to fight corruption. FOR corrupt officials in central and eastern Europe, life has seldom been better. Joining the European Union has
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1.04.2008: International Herald Tribune “Blacksliding on reform is seen in new EU states”

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s eastward expansion aimed to cement former Communist countries into a bloc committed to pluralism, democracy and good government. But the new members have a worrying tendency to backslide and succumb to “reform fatigue,” according to a
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3.03.2007: Evenimentul Zilei – SAR propune trei posibile întrebări pentru referendum

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi in Evenimentul zilei Neither the qualities, nor the flaws of the uni-nominal vote are those mentioned during our public debate. The topic cannot be turned into a magazine-suited one, nor into one fit for scandals. If we get
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2.05.2007: Rompres

Civil Society Organizations Concerned over “Degradation of Respect for Democratic Procedures” A group of seventeen civil society organizations are asking that the Constitutional Court and Parliament clarify the manner in which the citizens vote will be interpreted before it takes
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2.05.2007: Romania libera

Parliament Demanded to State How It Will Interpret Referendum Vote Some twenty civil society organizations, worried about the degradation of respect toward democratic procedures afoot during the past few weeks, demanded today that the Constitutional Court and Parliament clarify the
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19.04.2007: Romania Libera

The Decline of Civil Society in the Community State, no. 27 by Tom Gallagher One century ago, the years that Aurel Vlaicu spent in the seat-city of Habsburgic power determined this pioneer of Romanian aviation to define his own nationalism.
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27.02.2007: Rompres

Pro-Monica First of March Trinkets  in Revolutiei Square Bucharest, February 27 – “Early Elections”, “No More”, “Monica” and “Down with Voiculescu” were the slogans chanted by thw over one thousand bearers of “pro-Monica” trinkets who attended the rally held in
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7.02.2007: Ziua de Cluj

Two Wake-Up Calls out of the Nightmare by Dan Tăpălagă Two major events took place during these past couple of days, but you won’t hear a word about them on the oligarchy’s TV stations, nor will you read too much
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