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.
Bringing Europe Closer to Citizens via EU Institutions
The third edition of the Future of Europe Youth Summit (FEYS 3.0) took place this year in mid-May in Iași, in northern Romania. It is the largest youth event in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, organized this year by the regional office FNF SOOE in cooperation with the youth organization of the liberal party Union Save Romania (USR Tineret). The Summit brought 35 representatives of youth organizations from Renew Europe and ALDE member parties from 17 European countries to Romania. They were joined by 45 Romanian members of USR Tineret to discuss the future of Europe in the context of the war in neighboring Ukraine, as well as the increasing impact of phenomena such as fake news and disinformation on young people.
Historic Rally in Chișinău: Europe is Moldova, Moldova is Europe
"Moldovans are Europeans, and Moldova must become an equal member of the European Union by 2030." With these words, Moldovan President Maia Sandu addressed more than 75,000 people who came to a pro-European rally on Sunday. The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, had also arrived, having announced to the crowd already in her speech in Romanian: "I have come to deliver a message: Europe is Moldova, Moldova is Europe".
Blitz action: President Maia Sandu replaces prime minister
The Republic of Moldova has had a new head of government since Friday. This was triggered by a lightning action of the popular President Maia Sandu. In the morning, Sandu had invited the government cabinet to a meeting behind closed doors, which led to the resignation of Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliță at noon. Then, in the afternoon, the new Prime Minister Dorin Recean, former Minister of Interior (2012-2014) and until then a close confidant and advisor to the President on defense and national security, as well as Secretary of the Supreme Security Council of the Republic, was presented at the Presidential Office.
Reshape Europe Conference: ‘Building Resilience, Ensuring Stability, Harnessing Welfare’
The International Security Forum ‘Building Resilience, Ensuring Stability, Harnessing Welfare’ focused on Ukraine's resistance to Russian aggression, military and security challenges in Eastern Europe, potential assistance to Moldova in the joint effort to resist Russian aggression in Ukraine, building economic and institutional resilience and building energy security in Eastern Europe. The Reshape Europe Conference was organised by FNF and IDIS Viitorul.
BLACK BOOK of public money waste in Republic of Moldova
"The Black Book of Public Money Waste" is an annual publication that provides truthful information about how public money is used in the Republic of Moldova. The first edition was published in Chisinau in 2019, following the example of the Bulgarian investigative journalists. The Black Book is now one of the best known regional projects investigating the embezzlement of European funds.
Women's Representation in Romanian Politics
This report provides a brief description of women’s representation in the Romanian parliament, government and the local councils and is founded on an extended data collection. The final sections provide the reader with a comparative analysis of women’s political representation in order to contextualize Romania’s situation.
Champions of Change
Champions of Change is a project organized by LID Moldova in cooperation with FNF Romania and Moldova, which rewards people with innovative ideas, outstanding initiatives and impactful actions, who despite all the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and regardless of circumstances or political contexts, have managed to continue developing projects in their fields of activity.