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Romania moves up one position on the Freedom House democracy score

Freedom House published their 2017 Nations in Transit Report and Romania improves its score for the first time in 3 years. Romania is now ranked 9th overall, as a semi-consolidated democracy, surpassing Hungary in the rankings. Romania’s strongest category was
› Continue reading Tuesday June 13th, 2017


Volume 16, Number 2 of the Romanian Journal of Political Science

PolSci Volume 16, number 2 (Winter 2016) comprises articles which deal with themes such as Fascism, rule of law and political participation of young people. The first article deals with the the relationship between the Bolshevik revolution and Fascism. The
› Continue reading Monday March 27th, 2017


UPDATED: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ROMANIA’S ANTICORRUPTION IMPLOSION

In this brief report, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi answers key questions on the recent events in Romania regarding the passing of Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) 13/2017. This report covers questions on the ordinance itself, the protests which were triggered by it and
› Continue reading Sunday February 5th, 2017


Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Romania

The case studies reports produced within Work Package 6: Media and corruption have been published. The case studies on corruption involving journalists aim to contextualize the key findings of the previous report on how the media covers corruption. More precisely,
› Continue reading Thursday December 22nd, 2016


Hidden Economy and Good Governance in Southeast Europe Regional Assessment Report

RAS contributed to SELDI’s newest anticorruption analysis entitled “Hidden Economy and Good Governance in Southeast Europe Regional Assessment Report”. The key drivers of the hidden economy and its impact on the overall economy in SEE, and in particular the employment,
› Continue reading Tuesday December 20th, 2016


Round Table: Tackling Undeclared Work and Hidden Economy in Southeast Europe: Improving Governance and Prosperity

RAS researcher, Valentina Dimulescu, attended SELDI’s roundtable on tackling Undeclared Work and Hidden Economy in Southeast Europe which took place on 13 December 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. The existence of undeclared work, hidden economy and corruption have been identified by
› Continue reading Wednesday December 14th, 2016


Round Table: The Anti-Corruption Agenda for Southeast Europe after the 2016 Enlargement Package: How to Break the State Capture Deadlock and Make Enlargement Deliver Again?

RAS researcher, Valentina Dimulescu, attended the SELDI round table, hosted by MEP Monica Macovei, which took place at the European Parliament on 30 November 2016. In its 2015 and 2016 Enlargement Packages, the European Commission has announced that there will
› Continue reading Friday December 2nd, 2016


2016 ROMANIAN ACADEMIC INTEGRITY REPORT

The Romanian Academic Society, along with ANOSR and the Swiss Students Federation launched the „Integrity ranking of Romanian public universities” at the headquarters of the National Bank of Romania on November 17th, 2016. Overall, 48 public universities were assessed on
› Continue reading Wednesday November 23rd, 2016


Civil Society Strategy and Joint Strategic Programme for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in SEE 2020

RAS contributed to SELDI’s proposition for both a wider anticorruption strategy for SEE civil society and SELDI’s goals until 2020. The Civil Society Strategy and Joint Strategic Programme for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in SEE 2020 is the result of
› Continue reading Monday October 31st, 2016


Volume 16, Number 1 of the Romanian Journal of Political Science

PolSci Volume 16, number 1 (Summer 2016) comprises articles which deal with themes such as effects of military coups on the economy, private pension funds and foreign direct investments. The first article deals with the effects of Xi Jinping’s political
› Continue reading Friday October 28th, 2016


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