Romania became part of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast Europe’s sub-region in the early 1990s. The regional SEE office was already established 1999 in Bucharest when in 2006, the entire central coordination of FNF’s work was moved to Sofia. In 2014 FNF re-opened a bureau for Romania and its sister-country of Moldova in Bucharest. In over 20 years of ceaseless activity, the FNF has worked with all the local liberal parties, forces and NGO’s, and by doing so, made thousands of young people interested in liberalism. Today the main political partner is the USRPLUS party. The FNF is also in contact with all the local NGO’s who fight for the ideal of freedom.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“
The Oscar-nominated film "Colectiv" follows authorities, the victims and the whistleblower and uncovers gradually the corrupt structures of the Romanian health system. Director Alexander Nanau explains in this interview the motivation behind his new film and why he rejected the Romanian Order of Merit for Culture.
Illiberal discourse in Romania: the year of exception 2020
This report was published by the Center for Independent Journalism, with the financial support of FNF Romania and presents the elements of the illiberal discourse practiced in Romania during the coronavirus pandemic, how this discourse is being disseminated in public and by whom, sets the health crisis management and the results of the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Internet Voting. The reality of our times
This policy paper includes general considerations on i-Voting, considerations for the introduction of Internet voting in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova and future perspectives on the topic. The present initiative is part of a series of our efforts in advancing the imperative of e-Governance, started in 2018. Read the policy paper here.
The State of Romanian Mass-Media 2020
Over the last 10 years of continued decline, the noise level grew, flooding the Romanian communities of worthless information and leaving everyone less informed. The Romanian media faces at the moment two fundamental problems: the lack of funding and the loss of credibility. Read here a report on the state of the Romanian mass-media in 2020.
Moldova: fighting disinformation
In recent years, the Moldovan press, especially the online media, abounds with fake information and propaganda. The press reports unverfied facts and, consequently, misinforms the public. In this context, a team of investigative journalists from Republic of Moldova developed and delivered a project which tackles the political discourse misinformation.
Historic Victory of the Liberal Parties in Romania
At the local elections taking place on Sunday in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the independent mayoral candidate Nicușor Dan has impressively asserted himself with 42.7% in the race against the officiating mayor Gabriela Firea (38%). Dan put an end to 12 years of social democratic government. He had to prove himself against an expensive dirty media campaign led by the Social Democrats (PSD).
SMEs RESILIENCE IN CRISIS TIMES
In conditions of the declared world pandemic of COVID-19 virus, the world economies started a decline, with the risk of falling into one of the deepest recession. The effect on SMEs is especially severe, particularly because of higher levels of vulnerability and lower resilience related to their size.
"Romania is the fastest changing society in Europe“Interview with Alexander Nanau
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