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.
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.
Secret Charm - China´s Hidden Influence in Southeast Europe
This policy paper highlights a case study, which provides useful lessons learned as to Beijing's broader geopolitical and geo-economic objectives as well as the ambition to increase its economic leverage and political clout. The paper features case studies on China’s influence in eight countries in Southeast Europe, conducted by local experts. The authors assess China’s investments, its image and the appeal of its governance model in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
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.
Meet Rodica Crudu from Moldova
Moldovan university professor and entrepreneurship expert Rodica Crudu on the challenges of staying in your home country and making your way in a male-dominated environment. She is an associate professor, a European economic policies expert at a NGO, and editor-in-chief of the Eastern European Journal of Regional Studies.
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.