Media

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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17.01.2007: România libera about the Coalition for a Clean Parliament – European Elections

“Precisely for this reason, just like during the 2004 elections, civil society represented by a group of esteemed NGOs has put together a set of ‘filter’ criteria that candidates in the Euro-elections must meet: out with former Communists, former Securitate
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5.12.2006: Ziua

The three counties in the so-called Szeckler Country, Harghita, Covasna and Mures, could face a clear economic disadvantage, were they obtain territorial autonomy, given the fact that they are among the poorest areas in the country, and they are also
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