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.
Meet Ramona Strugariu from Romania
Ramona Strugariu is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Renew Europe Group and a law graduate with more than a decade of experience in the NGO sector. She ran for office on the ticket of the liberal PLUS (Freedom, Unity, and Solidarity Party) fraction, a movement born on the squares of Bucharest in 2018.
Meet Mihaela Miroiu from Romania
Mihaela Miroiu is Romanian, a professor at the National School for Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. She has taught students for 42 years. She has marched in protests, helped with female rights legislation, and inspired the new generation of feminists.
Meet Diana Mureșan from Romania
Diana Mureșan on the joys and hardships of joining a brand-new party and the conscious choice of not skipping steps when climbing the political ladder. Four years down the road, she is heading the local branch of the USR party, in Sibiu and has become a representative in the city’s municipal council.
Journalism in 2021: an obstacle course with fewer and fewer winners
The new report released by The Center for Independent Journalism, supported by FNF Romania, reveals the true price of the profession of journalist, but also the cost society has to pay when lacking credible sources of information. The report may be read in full here.
What do Romanians think about same-sex marriage?
This sociological research was carried out in 2021 and it gives exact numbers and statistical data on what Romanians think about same-sex marriage. The results are surprisingly satisfying. They show that the public opinion in Romania has changed, especially among young people. You can download the brochure here.
"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 published by the Center for Independent Journalism, 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.