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Romanian Secret Services uses European Funding for mass surveillance project disguised as eGovernment

The Romanian Secret Service (SRI) is granted European funding in order to acquire software and hardware for “consolidating and assuring interoperability between information systems”. In translation this means a mass surveillance project where SRI and other public institutions would potentially have unlimited access to personal data collected and integrated in a large scale Big Brother system.

read the article »Published: Monday, 8 August 2016 · comments · Rapid Response

Net Neutrality: 73 NGOs from around the world send letter to EU regulators

Today, ActiveWatch joined forces with EDRi and 71 other civil society organisations from the five continents of the world to ask European Telecom Regulators to uphold net neutrality in the current negotiations about the future of the Open Internet in the European Union.

read the article »Published: Monday, 2 May 2016 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response, Rapid Response

The Coalition for Open Data's comments on the Digital Agenda during public consultation

read the article »Published: Friday, 1 August 2014 · comments · Rapid Response

Observations and recommendations on the National Action Plan 2014-2016, Open Government Partnership

read the article »Published: Monday, 31 March 2014 · comments ·

PUBLICAȚIE: "Ordinul 2701 după doi ani"

read the article »Published: Friday, 1 November 2013 · comments · , Publications

Bucharest City Hall Lies to Europe Saying They Make Sustainable Development

Your Excellency,


ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, The Organization Promoting the Alternative Transportation in Romania, Rencontres du Patrimoine Europe-Roumanie, Pro_Do_Mo Association, Greener Association, Resource Center for Public Participation, Association for Urban Developmen, The Ecopolis Centre for Sustainable Policies, The Landscape Architects Association of Romania - Bucharest Branch would like to bring to your attention the Bucharest City Hall’s misleading information that are currently posted on the official page of the European Mobility Week. 

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 · comments · , Rapid Response

Open letter to the European Commission on the latest Prime Minister Victor Ponta public attacks upon the independence of the judicial system

read the article »Published: Monday, 7 October 2013 · comments · , Rapid Response

Who are the "eco-anarchists"? - Request for answers from the Romanian Intelligence Agency

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 October 2013 · comments · , Rapid Response

Mâine, 19 septembrie, de la 11.30, la Sediul Cartel Alfa (Splaiul Independentei, Nr 202A, etaj 2)

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 · comments · , Rapid Response

Bucharest: Solidarity with protesters in Turkey

Today, June 6, 2013, citizens of Romania have shown their solidarity with Turkey’s protesters. Bearing in mind the recent events from many cities in Turkey, we arein front of the Turkish Embassy to give our message of solidarity with the citizens that are now defending their freedom of expression right as a reaction to the Government lack of consideration for this value. 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 6 June 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Rapid Response, , Rapid Response

Public Debate: Do We Need the Underground Pedestrian Corridor at Piata Romana?

read the article »Published: Thursday, 28 February 2013 · comments · , Rapid Response

Press invitation - Protest against ban on access at the General Council of Bucharest's meeting

CeRe - The Resource Center for Public Participation and ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency organise on Thursday, November 29, 13:15 a.m. a protest against Bucharest Mayor, Sorin Oprescu's decision to ban the citizen's access at the General Council of Bucharest's public meetings.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 · comments · , Rapid Response

A measure supported by ActiveWatch: The Rosia Montana Cultural Foundation contests the referendum in Alba County

Rosia Montana Cultural Foundation considers the referendum organised in 35 localities in Alba County  in December 9 to be nothing but a device by the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation intended to exert pressure on governmental institutions to support the mining exploitation project in Rosia Montana and to hurry a favourable decision regarding this controversial project.

read the article »Published: Friday, 23 November 2012 · comments ·

Letter of protest: Non-governmental organisations contest the Senate's decision

Letter of protest: Non-governmental organisations contest the Senate's decision

- The Senate of Romania doesn't make the distinction between civil society and civilians

After the Senate's vote from November, 20th, 2012, the 18 organisations that supported the candidacy of lawyer Mr. Antonie Popescu for the position of the civil society's representative in the Superior Council of Magistracy decided to bring to the attention of the public the following:
 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 November 2012 · comments · , Rapid Response

Code red of freezing european financed projects: governmental irresponsability and big delays of payments

Mr. Vice Prime-minister Florin Georgescu,

We invite you to take into account the danger that a significant number of projects financed through OPHRD might be terminated. So far as the Managing Authority continues to delay refundment, the implementors of these projects find themselves in the impossibility to use their own funds to continue the activities. Thus, we request that you immediately resume the payments for these projects, as it's the member state's responsibility to insure that implementation goes forward and the contracts are respected.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 November 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Candidate file - Antonie Popescu, civil society's representative in the Superior Council of Magistracy

We'd like to inform you that today, November 9th 2012, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency put up, at Romania's Standing Bureau of the Senate, the candidacy of Mr. Antonie Popescu as the civil society's representative in the Superior Council of Magistracy.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 13 November 2012 · comments ·

Civil society's candidate in the Superior Council of Magistracy

We'd like to inform you that today, November 9th 2012, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, organisation in the field of human rights that militates for free communication of public interest, put up, at Romania's Standing Bureau of the Senate, the candidacy of Mr. Antonie Popescu as the civil society's representative in the Superior Council of Magistracy.

read the article »Published: Friday, 9 November 2012 · comments · , Rapid Response

Green public procurement could become law in Romania

COMUNITATEDURABILA.RO - the first community of practice for sustainable development in Romania - asks the Government to reduce its impact on the environment and to conserve resources through the adoption of a Law on Green Public Procurement.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 November 2012 · comments ·

Protest in Bucharest: "Free POS DRU from incompetence"

Today, October 24, the NGO Coalition for Structural Funds, alongside the Agrostar Federation and the National Trade Union Bloc, organised a protest march starting from the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection, the Romanian Government and reaching AM POSDRU headquarters.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 24 October 2012 · comments · , Rapid Response

Open Letter addressed to the Ministry of Education by twenty-six NGOs, concerning the debate on the Religious Education handbooks

The signing organisations addressed an open letter to the Minister of Education, Mrs. Ecaterina Andronescu, in which they manifest their concern about the content of the Religious Education handbooks intended for schools and they request the MECTS to put this issue to public consultation.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 October 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

The General Council of Bucharest's hall is closed to citizens


read the article »Published: Tuesday, 28 August 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Protest against the appointment of Dan Sova as the Minister for Relations with the Parliament

The signers of this protest - people and NGOs - took notice in dismay of the appointment of senator Dan Sova from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) as the Minister for Relations with the Parliament.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 9 August 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Concerted attack against democracy and the rule of law

There was a concerted attack against democracy and the rule of law in the last two months. It's obvious that the new political parties in power learned neither from the errors of their predecessors, nor from the demonstrations' message from January 2012.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 4 July 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Civil society warning: the rule of law under unprecedented attack in Romania


read the article »Published: Tuesday, 3 July 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Protest against the abridgement of the right to freedom of association

The signing organisations protest against the danger that NGOs could be dissolved at the request of public authorities.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a visit from the Syrian Opposition in Romania

On Monday, June 18th, more than a year since the start of the Syran revolution, it was for the first time ever representatives of the Syrian opposition met officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a diplomatic visit.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Open Letter to Mr. Victor Ponta, Prime-Minister of Romania

On September 6th, 2011, Romania acceded to the international initiative "Open Government Partnership" (OGP). This initiative promoted by the President of the United States and the President of Brasil, to which seventy countries have already acceded, encourages accountability, transparency and civic participation in the act of government by making public data accessible so that they can be creatively used by citizens for the purpose of optimizing the act of government and stimulating economical development.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

A new party emerged on election day: the party referred to as "suspension points" at OTV Channel

In a special edition dedicated to the voting in progress, the OTV Channel launched an opinion poll in the early hours of the morning to which viewers were invited to answer the question "Will the 'boyar' mayors be cast away from your town today at 9 p.m.?"

read the article »Published: Sunday, 10 June 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Pact for Bucharest

Platform for Bucharest launches the Pact for Bucharest 2 on Tuesday, May 29th, at Carturesti, starting at 6 p.m. The document presents the main development directions which, in the opinion of the NGOs Coalition's representatives, Bucharest should implement in the next 4 years.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 · comments ·

Protest against the extension of the period of detention from 24 to 48 hours since arrest

The signing organisations would like to protest against the proposal to amend the Constitution, which is set to be discussed and possibly enacted this Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in the Chamber of Deputies, in the sense of extending from 24 to 48 hours the period when a person can be detained.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 May 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

We request the rejection of the draft law on data retention - Pl-x 10/2012 - section 10 on the agenda of the Chamber of Deputies meeting, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

This document's signing organisations have repeatedly shown that the European Directive 2006/24/EC on the retention of data in regard to international communication and its implementation in Romania constitute a serious violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 May 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

In defense of democracy - we are against the implementation of the "pure uninominal voting system"

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 May 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Property is not a privilege, but a constitutional right

The signing non-guvernamental organisations consider that the draft law initiated by the Government on giving compensations to citizens whose properties were abusively confiscated produces major disparities and damages rights provided by the Romanian Constitution.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Fair Elections 2.0

By ignoring international and local standards on fair elections, electoral opponents already started the political campaign, although the law does not allow them to reveal their platforms and political principles. Moreover, public authorities, both local and national, use funds from the state budget for election advertising, an action which is immoral and also illegal. We believe, based on our precedent election experiences, that in the following period these kind of practices will increase, thus affecting the quality of the voting system.

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 April 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Protest against the proposal to introduce the single-round majority uninominal system

We express dismay and concern in regard to PDL and USL leaders' latest declarations concerning the implementation of the single-round majority uninominal vote system in this year's parliamentary elections.

read the article »Published: Friday, 20 April 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Mr. Ciuhodaru considers that voters are "defective"

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency considers that the draft law which forces citizens to vote on election days is the wrong solution for the low turnout in Romania

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

The Romanian Gendarmerie between the Constitution and Law no. 60/1991

The debate will be attended by members of the Gendarmerie, Deputies and Senators who are current members of the Parliamentary Committees for Human Rights, officials of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, as well as members of the civil society and journalists.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 March 2012 · comments ·

Romanian Police or Political Police?

Actions specific to the secret police against a civic activist

The signing organisations condemn the intimidation tactics of the Arges County Police Inspectorate against Mihai Bumbes, the president of the the "Spiritual Militia Civic Movement" Organisation, known for his involvement in several civic actions in recent years.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 March 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Point of view in regard to the draft law on the retention of data generated or processed by the public communications networks and the electronic communications services

This document's signing organisations have repeatedly shown that the European Directive 2006/24/EC on the retention of data in regard to international communication and its implementation in Romania constitute a serious violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 9 February 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

ActiveWatch Opinion: meeting with the political parties, February 6th, 2012

Yesterday, February 6th, 2012, seventeen non-guvernamental organisations met with representatives of the political parties. The invitation to open discussions issued to all the political parties in the Parliament was honoured by the USL leaders Victor Ponta, Crin Antonescu, Daniel Constantin, Titus Corlatean, Mihai Voicu, Corina Cretu and Ecaterina Andronescu, but also by the leader of the PDL parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies, Mircea Toader.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 7 February 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Non-governamental organisations request political parties to show political will for the reestablishment of democracy

The signing organisations reaffirm their request to all political parties to take into account the protests held in Bucharest and in other cities from Romania and abroad.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 February 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

The NGOs' message and requests to political parties

Organisations of the civil society request all political parties to take into consideration the main demands of the demonstrators in Bucharest and in other cities from Romania and abroad: the resignation of Romania's President, Government and the organisation of early parliamentary elections.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

We, the WORMS - the inept, uneducated and the dupes - PROTEST!

To the attention of Mr. Teodor Baconschi,

This press release is the organisations' reply to the invitation for consultation addressed by Teodor Baconschi from the behalf of the Democratic Liberal Party.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2012 · comments · Rapid Response

Merging elections, the "Trojan horse" of Romanian democracy

Taking into consideration the latest proposals concerning the election law, the 2012 Coalition for Fair Elections demands the withdrawal of the draft law on the merger of elections in 2012 from public agenda.

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

The act of minimizing elections and campaign - a profound anti-democratic measure

The organisation's statement in regard to the draft law on the organisation and unfolding of elections for local public administration authorities and elections for Chamber of Deputies and Senate in 2012 and, also, the initiative to amend the Law no. 215/2001 on Local Public Administration were published on the Ministry of Administration and Interior's site.

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

Identity and stereotypes against Roma people

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association, in partnership with the National Council for Combating Discrimination, organised today, December 18th, 2011, the debate “Identity and stereotypes. The depiction of the Roma people in the Media”.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 December 2011 · comments · , Rapid Response

Invitation to the event “Identity and stereotypes. The depiction of Roma people in the Media”

On Thursday, December 8th, 2011, at 10 a.m., Ramada Plaza Hotel, the Pro Democracy Association and ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, in partnership with the National Council for Combating Discrimination, have the pleasure of inviting you to the event “Identity and stereotypes. The depiction of the Roma people in the Media”

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2011 · comments ·

The implementation of European Commission Recommendation on the Digitization and Online Accessibility of Cultural Material and Digital Preservation - Open Letter to the Minister of Culture and National Patrimony

To Minister Kelemen Hunor

Taking into consideration the provisions of the Law no. 544 on Free Access to Information of Public Interest and the provisions of the Government Decree no. 27/2002 on the regulation of the activity of petitions' solving, we make the following request

read the article »Published: Friday, 25 November 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

Don't crush democracy!

Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections' position towards the merging of local and legislative elections and the amending of the Election Law fo 2012

Taking into account the initiative of the political parties in power to merge elections and amend the voting system for the next year's elections, the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections expresses its concern in regard to the possible devastating effects of these changes on Romania's already precarious level of democracy.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

I'm not a fan of Rosia Montana

15 years ago, I could see how the Romanian state understood to make the reclamation of mine tailing: a grove of beech seedlings planted in the grey plated soil. Those seedlings were completely faded during summer.

read the article »Published: Saturday, 12 November 2011 · comments

If there's no bloodshed, it's not of public interest

Democracy best befits a state. That's the postmodern customary law. And freedom best befits democracy. That's what it says in theory. Romania is a democratic state. It got what it wanted.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011 · comments

Post-event Press Release - Conference on the launch of the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections

The exam of true democracy: fair elections

Press release: September 28th, 2011.

In full economic crisis - whose endurance and dimension are testing democratic societies, taking into account the frequent anti-democratic drifts, the increase of racism and populist tendencies in Romania and in Europe and understanding the importance of the year 2012 for the consolidation of the democratic process that finds itself today to be in a serious deadlock, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association, the Center for Legal Resources, the organisation Romani CRISS and Transparency International Romania decided to come together and found the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections. The Coalition intends to ensure a favourable climate for the organisation of fair elections in Romania.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

Competition for journalists: "Discoveries from an absurd Bucharest"

Discoveries from an absurd Bucharest - a training and support component for journalists

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 September 2011 · comments ·

Romania – a country in which democracy is carried into effect only with an authorization from the Government

On Thursday, September 15th, at the Chamber of Deputies, a meeting took place between non-guvernamental organisations, trade unions and members of political parties, on the one hand, and members of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, on the other hand, to debate the draft law on public assemblies (Law no. 60/1991 on organising public meetings).

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 September 2011 · comments · , Rapid Response

The Alliance for the Rule of Law requests public debate for the draft proposal on the amendment of the Mines Law no. 85/2003

Today, September 5th, the Alliance for  the Rule of Law* made a public request to the Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies to send back the draft law on the amendment of the Mines Law no. 85/2003 to the specialized committees in order to be subjected to a real public debate.


read the article »Published: Monday, 5 September 2011 · comments · , Rapid Response

en-Dezbatere publica pentru modificarea si completarea legii privind reforma din Sanatate

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read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 August 2011 · comments ·

We are against, but we don't know why

I don't know how many times you were able to carefully observe the first reactions to any environmental, civil or social campaign initiated by nongovernmental organisations or other groups. With the exception of just a few people who are glad that things like these happen and are willing to offer their support, most of the reactions are negative. My suggestion is to make a summary of these negative reactions the way I perceived them to be in the 10 years since I've been working in the non-governmental sector as one of the initiators of some unpopular projects or campaigns.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 3 August 2011 · comments

Another type of Minute - the National Integrity Council

Since the minutes of the meeting held at the National Integrity Council will be made public the following month, we present to you the conclusions of yesterday's meeting.

read the article »Published: Friday, 29 July 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

We call for the resignation of Minister Kelemen Hunor!

Members of the civil society demonstrated today in front of the Ministry of Culture and called for the resignation of Minister Kelemen Hunor after the decision to issue an archeological discharge certificate for the Carnic mountain in Rosia Montana. For two hours, the protesters showed their disapproval of the authorities' support for the mining project at Rosia Montana, shouted chants and waved banners with messages against Minister Kelemen Hunor.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2011 · comments ·

PAMFLET. Tisztelt miniszter úr (Stimate Domnule Kelemen Hunor),

Vă scriu din nou după ce, în urmă cu câteva luni, luam act cu bucurie de măsurile dumneavoastră de a pune, din punct de vedere cultural și istoric, Budapesta înaintea Bucureștiului. Permiteți-mi, domnule ministru, ca, de data aceasta, să-mi exprim dezamăgirea cu privire la măsurile pe care le-ați luat în legătură cu Verespatak (Roșia Montană pentru etnicii români).

read the article »Published: Friday, 15 July 2011 · comments

Averea—prezumţie şi constituţie, de Codru Vrabie

Codru Vrabie este reprezentantul organizațiilor societății civile în Consiliul Național de Integritate și membru în consiliul de coordonare al rețelei internaționale pentru liberul acces la informații, FOIadvocates.   Un copil are o minge—deseori, pentru un copil, asta e toată averea lui...  Oare a primit-o cadou, a cumpărat-o sau a furat-o?  Dacă are sub 14 ani şi bănuim c-a furat-o, există o prezumţie absolută, conform căreia nu poate înţelege ce-nseamnă proprietate şi furt, aşa încât nu poate răspunde penal pentru fapta lui.  Dacă are mai mult de 14 ani, prezumţia asta nu mai e absolută, ci relativă—altfel spus, dacă se poate proba că înţelege conceptul de proprietate şi/sau înţelege că furtul e ceva greşit, poate fi tras la răspundere penală.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011 · comments

Mayor Sorin Oprescu, benefactor of the electoral cathedral

We request that Mayor of Bucharest Sorin Oprescu to organise a public debate in regard to his intention to donate 10 million lei from the City hall’s budget to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Taking into account that this donation comes from public money, we believe that this issue should be publicly discussed and decided upon.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 23 June 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

A plea for an authentic democracy

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association launched a plea today to officials and political institutions for starting a structured and responsible process of systematic and honest consultations with the Romanian society on the constitutional or administrative reforms, but also on the organisation of a national referendum concerning the change of the administrative map of the country.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 · comments · , Rapid Response

How people from Bucharest perceive local democracy

63% of the capital’s population is proud to be from Bucharest, but only 19% of them are interested in civic participation

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 June 2011 · comments ·

A plea for preserving the current electoral system

The civil society requests that the President send back the law on single-ballot election of mayors.

The partner organizations of the  Alliance for the Rule of Law – ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association and the Center for Legal Resources sent to the President Traian Basescu a “plea for preserving a competitive voting system for the election of mayors and for ensuring the highest electoral representativity for the entire local community”.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 June 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

Who is the Ombudsman?

Most of us heard of the Ombudsman, the institution founded in 1992 and serving since 1997. Less than half of the people know what he actually does and even less than a quarter have heard any news about its president or any official reaction from the last 5 years. And, maybe, 3-4% know what is the name of the person who runs this institution. These are the results of an informal survey organised by ActiveWatch in the last months among colleagues and friends from the Media and civil society.

read the article »Published: Friday, 6 May 2011 · comments

The chronicle of an announced referendum

The motif of giving power back to the people is universal, but it is not a healthy approach. And that's because it goes off the track from the will of the people. If there's a constant adherence to the people's will and needs, it wouldn't be necessary to give power back to the people. Yet the governing practices of the authorities have become somewhat deaf to people's requests.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 3 May 2011 · comments

When will the "Open Data" system be implemented in Romania or how can we increase the free access to information of public interest

I doubt whether the "Open Data" system will be implemented in Romania in the near future because there's no governmental initiative on this issue.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011 · comments

Romania is (still) a criminal state and has no intention of becoming otherwise

March 4th, 1949, Neculae Popa tried to run away from the country.

read the article »Published: Monday, 14 March 2011 · comments

Tax revenue, God, Georgia and corruption

We'd like to bring to discussion the latest anormality concerning the Government of Romania, that is the control of the estates by tax inspectors. In Romania, there's already an institution that deals with estate control - The National Integrity Agency.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 March 2011 · comments

La tati ni-i greu

Institutiile publice, cu precadere cele locale, au chipul si infatisarea edilului care, evident, le conduce. Drept pentru care Primaria Sectorului 5, toamna devreme, parea incremenita in atmosfera unui targ comunal, cu coji de seminte la intrarea in institutie si persoane care fumau pe holurile instutiei. Voie buna, spirit voios si chef de munca ioc.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 · comments

PAMFLET. Tisztelt Miniszter Úr (Stimate Domnule Kelemen Hunor),

În calitate de descendent al unei familii maghiare ai cărei membri s-au văzut peste noapte cetăţeni ai unui stat care îşi are capitala în altă parte decât la Budapest, aş dori să vă felicit pentru activitatea depusă de către dumneavoastră la Ministerul Culturii.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 February 2011 · comments

How the Romanian officials reacted to the European Commission's justice monitoring

A short analysis of the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification Report for Romania

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 February 2011 · comments

The Alliance for the Rule of Law requests the organisation of a new procedure for the election of the civil society’s representative to the Superior Council of Magistracy

The partner organisations of the Alliance for the Rule of Law request the Romanian Senate to start a new procedure for the appointment and the election of the civil society’s representative to the Superior Council of Magistracy on the basis of art. 133 alin (1) lit b of the Romanian Constitution and art. 18 of the Law no. 317/2004 on the Superior Council of Magistracy.

read the article »Published: Monday, 21 February 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

The National Integrity Agency face to face with trade unions

Se iau urmatorul paragraf: „Principiile dupa care se desfasoara activitatea de evaluare sunt legalitatea, confidentialitatea, impartialitatea, independenta operationala, celeritatea, buna administrare, dreptul la aparare, precum si prezumtia dobandirii licite a averii”

read the article »Published: Friday, 18 February 2011 · comments

We consider the General City Hall's stamp to be invalid

A protest can take the form of public manifestations where citizens gather and take a stand against a certain project. Taking into consideration that these manifestations must be authorized by the Bucharest's City Hall, one could perceive the existence of a conflict of interest. A series of events like concerts or free plays in the Matache Square area did not receive a permit from the City Hall. In other words, MUTE!

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 15 February 2011 · comments

Statul celor 5 defecte, de Codru Vrabie

* o analiză a contextului constituirii noului Consiliu Superior al Magistraturii Codru Vrabie este membru în consiliul director al Transparency International—România, reprezentantul organizațiilor societății civile în Consiliul Național de Integritate și membru în consiliul de coordonare al rețelei internaționale pentru liberul acces la informații, FOIadvocates. În urmă cu aproape 3 ani, scriam că România părea să alunece, treptat, dinspre binefacerile statului de drept (încă fragil, neconsolidat, nesustenabil) către dezavantajele statului defect.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 9 February 2011 · comments

Representatives of the civil society react to the Constitutional Court’s decisions on the elections of members of the Superior Council of Magistracy

The civil society would like to highlight the possible dangers of creating a court precedent by admitting appeals against the Senate’s two decisions to validate the members of the Superior Council of Magistracy, a precedent that would plunge Romania into an unparalleled institutional crisis.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 · comments · Rapid Response

DEBATE: Rosia Montana turned 1880 years old. Save Rosia Montana?

Some people associate the illusion of gold in Rosia Montana with the idea of progress. More and more voices oppose this idea, but they barely get through to the Romanian press. The arguments against the mining exploitation in Rosia Montana are almost absent in Romanian newspapers. In the last year, four journalists reported to ActiveWatch that their employers have discouraged them to publish articles on this matter.

read the article »Published: Monday, 7 February 2011 · comments ·

Press release AW-MMA and APD: The Chamber of Deputies boycotts the process of combating corruption

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association express their concern about the Parliament’s action to obstruct the National Anticorruption Directorate’s investigation on Deputy Monica Iacob Ridzi.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 15 December 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

Press Release: conclusion of the conference "The Legitimacy and the Advisability of the Buzesti-Berzesti-Uranus-Calea Rahovei Highway"

On Thursday, November 25th, the press conference “The Legitimacy and the Advisability of the Buzesti-Berzei-Uranus-Calea Rahova Highway” took place. The participants: Nicusor Dan, president of Save Bucharest Association, Doina Vella, member of the Pro_Do_Mo Association, Dumitru Dobrev, lawyer, Cecilia Badea, lawyer, Nicolae Radulescu Dobrogea, president of the Eco Civica Foundation, Ionut Pitulescu, the Centre for the Intercultural Research “Anthropoesis”, representatives of the expropriated citizens.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 25 November 2010 · comments · , Rapid Response

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency organised today, October 26th, the debate "Journalists to track on European Funds"

The event marks the end of the fouth edition of the "Transparency of the European Funds" project.  It is brought about by the launch of the "Transparency of European Funds in Romania. Investigative journalists. The Free Access to Information of Public Interest. Case studies"  report and the "Index of Public Integrity" (www.afaceripublice.ro), an online instrument issued and developped by the ActiveWatch team for those interested in increasing tranparency of the act of government and in combating corruption.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 26 October 2010 · comments ·

The records from the “Vantu file”

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency expressed its view on the records from the “Vantu file”. The dramatic situation of the relations between media owners, editors and journalists which was pointed out by these published records shows that Media institutions in Romania need a rearrangement of relations between the three entities.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 21 October 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

Invitation for a public debate concerning the identity cards

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, APADOR-CH, the Angel Association and the Association for Tehnology and Internet would like to invite you on Friday, October 22nd, 11:00 a.m., at a debate on the issue of identity cards and the new draft law which was open to public debate by the Ministry of Administration and Interior.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 · comments ·

How sustainable and eco-friendly are the investments through the Structural Funds?

The conference "Sustainable Development and Human Resources" took place on Friday, October 15th, in Brasov before more than 140 beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of European funds who were interested in the sustainability of the European projects.

read the article »Published: Monday, 18 October 2010 · comments ·

A somewhat-open letter to the owner of the Stirbey Palace

Today, at 9 a.m., an "unimportant" number of 14 people have stood for an hour in front of the Ministry of Culture. They were protesting for the Stirbey Palace and against the Urban Planning (PUZ) of the Stirbey Multifunctional Complex.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 13 October 2010 · comments

Transparency of European Funds in Romania, 2010

Investigative journalism. Free access to information of public interest. Case studies.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 1 September 2010 · comments · Publications

PETITION: We request the removal of the draft law on introducing biometric ID cards

To the Minister Vasile Blaga and the General Directorate for Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Administration and Interior

The signing organisations would like to present to you the following observations concerning the Government's Ordinance draft on the biometric ID cards:

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 August 2010 · comments

DEBATE: What should we think about the biometric identity cards?

Fingerprints could be added on identity cards starting next year. The Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI) is initiating a legislative project which provides for identity cards to contain a chip device (personal information) and biometric data (digital fingerprints, face image) starting January 1st, 2011. This proposal is open to public debate tomorrow, August 20th, at 12:00, at the MAI headquarters.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 19 August 2010 · comments ·

Ontanu's orders

The public servants who work at Mayor Neculai Ontanu's orders are under siege: nothing comes in, nothing goes out, everything is centralized.

read the article »Published: Friday, 13 August 2010 · comments

The silence of the lambs

The citizens-public administrators contract has the ultimate goal of representation. The public administrator is a combination of the citizen's wishes, needs and money, all taking the form of draft budget and the anual investment plan.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 11 August 2010 · comments

The absurd mayor in prime-time

No later than Tuesday, Mr. Oprescu kept us in front of the TV. He is the Capital's mayor, so there are more than a few occasions for him to address the people. To be a mayor, in theory, is a complicated thing, yet to be the Bucharest's general mayor must be an extremely complicated, sensitive and exasperating job. But public communication is definetely vital. As the political term is temporary and never enough, one would like to talk to voters not only when an audience is granted or on the basis of Law 544/2001, but also because that's how things are done in a developed democracy.

read the article »Published: Friday, 6 August 2010 · comments

ALPAB ca zapada

Investitiile publice prezinta doua coordonate principale, care le determina caracterul de netagaduit public: sunt facute in folosul comunitatii si sunt facute din banii publici. Conjugand cele doua premise, institutiile si sub-institutiile menite a rupe chitante si a intocmi facturi cu stampile nobil-institutionale sunt administratorii banilor cetatenilor. Da, din nou in paradigma cetateanului-contribuabil furios. Nu mai tarziu de anul trecut, a fost prezentata o minune a ierbotehnicii si institutio-tehnicii: in luna decembrie este inverzit Bucurestiul. Paradoxal, la momentul acela,organizatii de mediu, iata, reclamau o actiune de inverzire. A cui? A zapezii. In luna decembrie au fost plantate chestii (sac!) in valoarea de 380.000 de euro. Unde? Pe sol. Si cum decembrie, conform climei Romaniei si traditiei hibernalo-iernatice este zapada, putem deduce ca au fost plantate intre sol si zapada.

read the article »Published: Friday, 9 July 2010 · comments

What it was and what's left of the National Integrity Agency

"There are still influent political people in Romania who are not interested in an efficient justice because that would affect them directly". This is Catalin Predoiu's answer to the question "why is Justice in Romania so inefficient?", a questions addressed by Luca Niculescu (Radio France International).

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 6 July 2010 · comments

Legi, a-legi, cu-legi

Statul este starea de asezare a societatii. In plan teoretic, statul este suportul si manifestarea ordonata a indivizilor, care indivizi, cumulati, sunt societatea. Iar statul functioneaza in virtutea si, paradoxal, contrar (uneori) legilor. Spiritul legilor, deloc metafizic, este interpretabil si flexibil. Interpretabilul genereaza: sensuri sporadice, alternative antagonice, ego-uri nimicitoare, logica a-rationala. Invariabil, discutiile purtate cu membrii administratiei locale, de oriunde, va fi infundatata de “legea nu imi permite sa fac ce trebuie” ori “legea este interpretabila in acest punct”. Cine este aceasta lege care este atat de gelatinoasa incat se poate distorsiona pana la propria-i anulare?

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 July 2010 · comments

Frunda György, vegyél egy szünetet! Gyorgy Frunda, let us be!

The civil society discovers with regret that several important members of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) – and most of all, Senator Gyorgy Frunda – turned out to be in recent years spearheads in obstructing any strategies and instruments of combating corruption in Romania.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 July 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

Hit and abused, the Law on the establishment, organisation and functioning of the National Integrity Agency comes back "home" with a few bruises and its slightly dirty laundry

Dupa un parcurs plin de sincope pe traseul Presedentie – Camera Deputatilor – Senat, proiectul de Lege nr. 270 din 03.05.2010 privind integritatea in exercitarea functiilor si demnitatilor publice, pentru modificarea si completarea Legii nr. 144/2007 privind infiintarea, organizarea si functionarea Agentiei Nationale de Integritate se intoarce pe masa de lucru a functionarilor publici din cadrul ANI.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 30 June 2010 · comments

Planeta Sectorul 5

Eficienta institutiilor publice este dependenta de existenta unui sistem functional. Functional asuma mai multi parametri, nu neaparat dependenti de deontologie, cat de simtul comun. Comunicarea: site-ul, telefonul, faxuri si registratura sunt principalele mobile si imobile de comunicare intre cetateni si institutie

read the article »Published: Monday, 28 June 2010 · comments

22 NGOs call for the resignation of the Head of the Directorate for Culture, Cults and National Cultural Patrimony in Bucharest

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside other 21 non-governmental organizations, asked the President of Romania and the Minister of Culture to remove from office Mr. Nicolae Stan, the Head of the Directorate for Culture, Cults and National Cultural Patrimony and Mr. Stefan Damian, an employee in the same institution.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 3 June 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

Invitation to debate – the amending of Ordinance no. 114/2007 on environmental protection

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside the 42 organisations of the Platform for Bucharest, would like to invite you on Tuesday, May 25th, 12 a.m., at the debate concerning the amending of Ordinance 114/2007 on the interdiction to remove green spaces in the urban area.

read the article »Published: Friday, 21 May 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

The National Integrity Agency’s new law and the Media’s access to investigating corruption

Only a week since the World Press Freedom Day, the parliamentary majority delivers a blow to press freedom in Romania. This is the reason why we invite you to a press conference, followed by a debate, about the new law concerning ANI and its impact to the free access to information of public interest, the fight against corruption and investigative journalism.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 12 May 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

The Platform for Bucharest supports the initiative to remove the Parliament’s wall

The Platform for Bucharest supports Mrs. Roberta Anastase's initiative, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, to turn the Parliament's garden into a public space.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 22 April 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

The Initiative for Fair Justice protests against the Constitutional Court’s decision concerning the National Integrity Agency

The Initiative for Fair Justice took notice with concern of the Court’s decision to declare two chapters of the law on the National Integrity Agency as unconstitutional.

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 April 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

The editorial staff "The Transparency of European Funds 2010"

The "Transparency of European Funds" project has its own editorial staff. For five months, ten hand-picked journalists are going to rake through the hidden corners of some Romanian projects with financing provided by the European Union.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 8 April 2010 · comments ·

The solutions to unlocking the European Funds are perceived differently by the social actors

The European Funds' beneficiaries discussed a set of solutions for unlocking the projects financed by the European Social Fund in a meeting also attended by the members of the responsible institutions.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 31 March 2010 · comments · , Rapid Response

“With clean robes”. The civil society supports the magistrates’ petition Dignity and Integrity

The signing organizations support the petition Dignity and Integrity made public in March 24th, 2010 through which magistrates ask the Superior Council of Magistracy to react accordingly to the implications posed by the "Vantu file" and the amending of promotion procedures in Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice.

read the article »Published: Monday, 29 March 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

NGOs contest the City hall's process of budget adoption

The General Council of Bucharest is set to debate on Wednesday, March 24th, 1 a.m. the capital's 2010 draft budget. The total budget is 1,3 billion euros.

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside partners from the "Partnership for Good Governance III - Sustainable Development" project* would like to contest the 2010 draft law.

*Save Bucharest Association, Pro Democracy Association, the Association for Urban Transition, the Resource Center for Public Participation,the Local Development Group and other NGOs from the Platform for Bucharest.

read the article »Published: Monday, 22 March 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency launches the online platform www.urbanitate.activewatch.ro

Activewatch-Media Monitoring Agency, alongside partners of the "Partnership for Good Governance III - Sustainable Development" project, the Save Bucharest Association, the Pro Democracy Association, the Association for Urban Transition and the Resource Center for Public Participation, would like to announce the launch of the online platform www.urbanitate.activewatch.ro.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 17 March 2010 · comments · , Rapid Response

"Transparency for Integrity!" - post-event reporting

The training and support seminar for journalists, "Transparency for Integrity!", took place between 12-13 march 2009, in Bucharest. The event was organised by ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency within the "Transparency of the European funds in Romania" project with financing provided by PHARE 2007.

read the article »Published: Monday, 15 March 2010 · comments ·

Don't bury the crimes of communism!

A plea to the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, and Prime Minister, Emil Boc

The Coalition for the Rule of Law express their disapproval of the changes made to the Institute for Investigation of the Communist Crimes' initial objectives, and taking this opportunity to reform it as the Institute for Investigation of the Communits Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

Bucharest's District 1 City Hall took the patrimony buildings by storm

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, Save Bucharest Association, the Association for Urban Transition, the Resource Centre fot Public Participation, the Pro Democracy Association and the ProDoMo Association would like to bring to public attention the way District 1 City Hall issued a series of permits for demolition which created a lot of damage to Bucharest's cultural heritage.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 · comments · Rapid Response

ActiveWatch launches the project the Transparency of European Funds - The Training and Support for Journalists Component

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency launches the program of training and support for journalists: "Transparency for Integrity!". The project is intended for journalists from local and national press in Romania and aims at training them in monitoring the course of European funds, from accession to post implementation.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 11 February 2010 · comments ·

Project launch: Partnership for Good Governance - Chapter III: Sustainable Development

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announces the launch of the project Partnership for Good Governance - Chapter II: Sustainable Development. The project is developped alongside Save Bucharest Association, the Pro Democracy Association, the Association for Urban Transition and the Resources Center for Public Participation.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 · comments ·

Project launch information - The Transparency of European Funds in Romania

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announces a follow-up in 2010 of the activities developped in the program the "Transparency of European Funds in Romania".  From 2006, the AW-MMA team has developped within this project activities intended to increase the transparency of the EU funds absorption process in Romania.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 · comments ·

Partnership for sustainable development - a new project with financing provided by the European Social Fund through the Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development

Save the Danube and the Delta Association in partnership with ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency announce the launch of the Partnership for Sustainable Development. The project will ensure the necessary resources for the implementation of the horizontal component "sustainable development" in the projects financed by the Sectorial Operational Program for Human Resources Development (POS DRU) through the European Social Fund.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 4 February 2010 · comments · , Rapid Response

The absorbtion of European funds is in danger by the limitations imposed on accession

The Resources Center for Public Participation - CeRe and the Coalition "NGOs for Structural Funds" launched on Monday, December 14th, 2009, the report "112 for Structural Funds" within the event that brought members of the NGOs, local offcials and the institutions responsible for the management of European funds to the discussion table.

read the article »Published: Monday, 14 December 2009 · comments · , Rapid Response

Transparency, a means to a fair electoral system

The Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-MMA, "Cartel ALFA" Confederation and Center for Legal Resources request the specialized authorities to take the necessary measures for resolving in the most transparent manner the appeals which report irregularities of the voting process in November 22nd and December 6th 2009.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 December 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

The Alliance for the Rule of Law appealed the referendum to the Constitutional Court

The Pro Democracy Association and ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, represented by lawyer Liviu Popescu, made an appeal to the Constitutional Court in which they requested the Court to dismiss the President's decree on the organisation of the referendum and the nullification of the results.

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 November 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Election day started with missing stamps and threatened observers

The deficient training of the electoral bureau members and the lack of information campaigns have taken their toll on today's voting. The first hours of the presidential election day revealed once more a series of long-standing irregularities in the Romanian voting process.

read the article »Published: Sunday, 22 November 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Platform for Bucharest - Open letter to the President of Romania, Traian Basescu

Platform for Bucharest asked the President of Romania not to sign the draft law for the amending of art. 7 of Law no. 50/1991 on the authorization of construction works, which was enacted by the Chamber of Deputies in the meeting held November 3rd, 2009.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Observers of some fictitious organisations are monitoring the voting in November 22nd and December 6th lections

The Alliance for Fair Elections, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency (MMA), Cartel Alfa Confederation and the Center for Independent Journalism, points out to the danger of compromising national observers and the civil society's efforts to monitor in an objective manner the voting as a result of the increasing numbers of fictitious organisations accredited to monitor elections.

read the article »Published: Monday, 9 November 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Press release - Alliance for the Rule of Law

The Alliance for the Rule of Law, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Center for Legal Resources and Transparency International Romania made a request today to the Ombudsman to inform the Constitutional Court about the GEO 106 on the organisation of the referendum concerning the moral fraud and the dangers of electoral fraud in presidential elections.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 29 October 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

On Thursday, October 22nd, AW-MMA and CRJI launched the "Transparency of the European Funds in Romania, 2009" report

The Transparency of European funds in Romania - Investigative journalism. Free Access to Information of Public Interest. Media Analysis. Case Studies

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism ended on October 22nd the series of national events organised in Cluj, Iasi and Bucharest on the occasion of the launch of the "Transparency of European Funds in Romania - Investigative Journalism" report.

read the article »Published: Friday, 23 October 2009 · comments · , Rapid Response

The Alliance for Fair Election's program for the presidential election campaign

The Alliance for Fair Elections, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, Activewatch-Media Monitoring Agency and Cartel Alfa Confederation, would like to invite you Monday, October 19th, at a press conference where we will launch the program for the presidential election campaign.

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 October 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Platform for Bucharest: Open letter to general counsellors and the general mayor of Bucharest

Through this letter, the organisations ask the counsellors to take a stand against real estate mob reported by the international press.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2009 · comments · Rapid Response

Transparency of European funds in Romania, 2009

Investigative journalism. Free access to information of public interest. Media analysis. Case studies.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 1 September 2009 · comments · Publications

Good Governance in Romania - A guide of good practices for the establishment of local good governance (2008)

Good Governance in Romania - A guide of good practices for the establishment of local good governance's starting point is the necessity of increasing public participation in the decision making at the local level.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 1 October 2008 · comments · Publications

Transparency of European Funds in Romania, 2008

From pre-accession funds to post-accession funds.

read the article »Published: Monday, 1 September 2008 · comments · Publications

Good Governance in Romania (2007)

The Good Governance in Romania brochure is built upon the experience gathered within the project Partnership for Good Governance, implemented by the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Resource Center for Public Participation.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 November 2007 · comments · Publications

Inforural Guide, 2004

By reading this guide, one could discover the history and the mechanisms for the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy, the main legislative framework and the leading institutions necessary for the policy's operation, some essential elements for understanding the negociation process between Romania and the European Union on agriculture and a concise review of current financial instruments for the support of the Romanian agricultural sector. In addition to this, there is also a list of main sources of information concerning this domain and a glossary of technical terms.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 January 2004 · comments · Publications

Investigative journalists in defense of public integrity, 2004

The ascending evolution of corruption in Romania can be also linked to the weakened voices of anti-corruption. On the thin side of those who defend public integrity, the investigative journalist should be given credit for still holding on. His existence is the main subject of our activity.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 1 January 2004 · comments · Publications

The Anticorruption Guide for Citizens and Journalists, 2003

This guide was drawn by Transparency International - Romania in partnership with Media Monitoring Agency within the two projects simultaneously implemented: Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers (Transparency International Romania, with financing by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Anticorruption Initiative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe) and the Anticorruption Alliance: Journalists and Civic Activists in Service of Citizens (Media Monitoring Agency, alongside Tranparency International Romania and Pro Democracy Association with financing by the World Bank's Small Grants program.

read the article »Published: Saturday, 1 February 2003 · comments · Publications

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