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The new Board of Directors of the Romanian Center for European Policies
Launching "State owned Companies – Preventing Corruption and State Capture" project
CRPE launched "The DNA Sustainability INDEX", 2nd edition
Legal education in schools - results of the evaluation

Quality of the policy response – State owned companies in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Italy

March 2018

Quality of the policy response – SOEs in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Italy. Public policies addressing issues such as preventing and combating corruption, or inefficient governing of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), differ significantly among member state of the European Union, even though the economic results of these enterprises are reflected, at national level, in each […]

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Social Economy and Roma Inclusion: the Current Situation and Development Perspectives

August 2017

CRPE Policy Memo 72, Authors: Alexandra Toderiţă, Oana Ganea. Over the last 27 years, numerous initiatives supporting the development of Roma entrepreneurship have been funded in Romania with the stated aim of reducing socioeconomic disparities between the majority and the Roma minority. In 2011, data collected from a regional survey, conducted by the European Agency […]

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Improving and sharing knowledge on the Internet role in the human trafficking process

April 2017

Improving and sharing knowledge on the Internet role in the human trafficking process. Authors: Bianca Toma, Alexandra Toderita, Alexandru Damian. For the past years since it was accepted as a member state of the European Union, Romania has been one of the main source countries for victims of human trafficking, both in labor exploitation and in […]

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CRPE Policy Memo 68 – Access to finance for Roma entrepreneurs: Case studies and public policy proposals

September 2016

CRPE Policy Memo 68. Authors: Alexandra Toderita, Alexandru Damian, Bianca Toma. The Romanian Center for European Policies launches the policy memo ‘Access to finance for Roma entrepreneurs: Case studies and public policy proposals’, as part of the ‘‘Roma entrepreneurship in Romania. Research regarding the extension of a financial instrument to facilitate small Roma entreprises access to microcredit’’ […]

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The new Board of Directors of the Romanian Center for European Policies

June 2016

Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) announces the formalisation of the composition of the new Board of Directors. Two of the former directors took on positions in the Government: Cristian Ghinea – Minister of European Funds, Dragoș Dinu – State Secretary at the Ministry of European Funds, while Ciprian Ciucu stepped down from his position […]

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State Owned Companies: state capture, clientelism and corruption in Romania

January 2018

Romania is currently one of the countries with the largest number of state-owned companies in Europe. The government is a majority shareholder in approximately 250 companies, and the local authorities own over 1,100 companies. The exaggerated size of the public sector, the very large number of companies and their scattered distribution all across Romania make […]

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State-owned Companies – How They Use Corporate Governance and How They Can Stop the Political Clientele

August 2017

Round Table State-owned Companies – How They Use Corporate Governance and How They Can Stop the Political Clientele, 28th June 2017 Assessing corporate governance of state-owned companies – from the perspective of preventing corruption, clientelism and capturing the state in a very vulnerable area of the economy, that of public enterprises, was the topic debated […]

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The creation of Local Action Groups in the villages of the Republic of Moldova- a chance for development

October 2016

CRPE Policy Memo 71, Authors: Alexandra Toderiță, Oana Ganea. The Republic of Moldova is mainly a rural and agricultural country, but with a low socio-economic development index of the rural space: the low capacity of little agricultural holdings to enter the market, the extremely low capacity of non-agricultural businesses, the depopulation of villages caused by economic […]

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Roma integration across the Danube – best practices in administrative and social entrepreneurship

July 2016

Policy Memo 70, Authors: Alexandra Toderita, Alexandru Damian. The vast majority of Roma population in Europe (80%) lives in the 14 countries of the Danube Region, the population percentage of Roma varying greatly from country to county, – with the strongest concentrations in poor and peripheral regions.Although only estimates of the exact population exist, Romania […]

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Analysis of the Associative Agricultural Sector – a key factor for the development of agriculture in Romania

June 2016

In the context of the analysis of results of the programme ”Rural development through entrepreneurship and association” financed by Romanian-American Foundation, as well as of the public policies regarding the revitalization of the associative agricultural sector for economic purpose, namely the agricultural cooperatives, Romanian Center for European Policies launches the quantitative analysis of the sector. […]

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