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THE ANNUAL FORECAST AND ANALYSIS REPORT – ROMANIA 2017

The 2017 SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecasting Report asks the big question: do EU funds lead Romania to “Europeanization”? Or to put it differently, do they contribute to our overall development or not? There are risks involved: it was
› Continue reading Monday March 6th, 2017


The Annual Forecast and Analysis report – Romania 2016

What lessons can we draw from the tumultuous year 2015? In the Annual Forecast and Analysis report – Romania 2016, SAR draws a series of conclusions regarding the apparent progress that Romania registered regarding control of corruption and economic growth.
› Continue reading Thursday February 25th, 2016


The 2015 SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecast Report

This year’s SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecast Report addresses two major issues: – How close is Romania to real convergence with the European Union, how much the recent growth has helped towards that goal and what else there is
› Continue reading Wednesday February 25th, 2015


THE 2014 SAR ANNUAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND FORECAST REPORT

Romania gained from joining the EU, despite huge opportunity costs. The 2014 SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecast Report addresses two major questions: 1. Has Romania gained or lost so far following its European Union accession? 2. What can be done
› Continue reading Thursday April 3rd, 2014


SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecast Report for 2013

Section 1: 2013 Economic Forecast. SAR’s Panel of Experts predicts a fragile macroeconomic balance in 2013 and a volatile exchange rate. Section 2: Expert Florin Cîțu argues that Romania has barely implemented some IMF suggestions and only mimicked economic reform
› Continue reading Wednesday April 17th, 2013


SAR policy analysis and forecast report for 2012

The SAR policy analysis and forecast report shows cautious optimism for 2012. Keeping a strict control over public spending, maintaining the IMF arrangement and improving the impact of the European funds are, according to SAR experts, the necessary conditions for
› Continue reading Thursday April 5th, 2012


09.2011: “The Faces of the Romanian Legal System” by Laura Stefan

One of the major deficiencies of the Romanian legal system is the slow speed of its procedures. Cases lag behind for years and years before various courts, while, in the case of the criminal system, punishing those who break the
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SAR Report 2011: The Labor Market Crisis

The labor market of the past 20 years has been heavily influenced by the social and economic transformation of Romania. It was also hindered by uninspired policies, such as rigid regulations or early retirement incentives. Today, the outcome is a
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SAR Report 2011: Rich and Starving. Romania Finds It Too Difficult to Spend €15M/day

For a state struggling to pay the pensions and salaries of its civil servants, Romania looks as if it’s living an absurd drama. It has finances for various investments but is unable to make use of them. It must spend
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SAR Report 2011: Beyond perception. Has Romania’s governance improved after 2004?

Romania and Bulgaria encounter today problems in joining the visa-free Schengen area. The main one in the public eye is corruption. Both countries pledged to improve their rule of law when signing their accession treaties in 2005, yet little progress
› Continue reading Monday August 1st, 2011


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