Monthly Archives: January 2013

European Commission’s MCV Report on Romania: Justice Lacks Strength

The European Commission presented on Wednesday the newest report available HERE under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism on Romania outlining some of the progress that has been made so far but including valuable recommendations regarding the need for strengthening the … Continue reading

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UNICEF Campaign: Brighter future for African children

Brighter future for African children Leaders made a strong commitment to preventing child deaths, at the African Leadership for Child Survival: A Promise Renewed meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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IMF: Romania’s Economic Growth, Gone with the Wind

The IMF Mission in Romania agreed today on a three-month extension of its aid programme so that the Romanian Government manages to reach its targets. Basically, at this point Romania failed to reach the estimated growth indicators (almost null in … Continue reading

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Dan Voiculescu: Romanian MP Resigns Second Time from Senate a Week After Oath

According to Mediafax News Agency, Romanian MP Dan Voiculescu resigned today from office less than a week (22 January 2013) after taking his oath as a Senator following the national parliamentary elections held on 9 December 2012. As the very … Continue reading

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Enough Food for Everyone – IF Campaign 2013

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. Over 100 charities join IF in 2013 to campaign for an end to global hunger. Be part of it now at

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Unemployment in Europe: Countries Should Work on Prevention Rather than Reaction Models

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released some days ago the Global Employment Trends for 2013 available in English HERE. It basically adds to the grim situation highlighting the fact that unemployment has hit a new high with 4 more … Continue reading

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OSCE Report on Media and Biased Mediation in Romanian Parliamentary Elections 2012

The Office  for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE has released a final report on 15 January 2013 available HERE regarding the parliamentary elections that took place in Romania on 9 December 2012.  The ODIHR Expert Team … Continue reading

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State Ownership vs. Privatisation

Decades after the fall of the communist regime in Romania, one should assume that privatisation as well as democracy have become clearly defined processes in an emerging economy. Well no, not exactly. Democratic processes seemed highly questionable last summer during … Continue reading

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