Public Hearing “State Owned Companies – state capture, clientelism and corruption in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Czech Republic” – Brussels, november 2017
On November 28, 2017, Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) organized at the European Parliament, Brussels, a public hearing called “State Owned Companies – state capture, clientelism and corruption in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Czech Republic” which brings to the forefront the topic of clientelism and state capture in state owned companies (SOE), as illustrated by such cases in the analyzed states.
The analysis propose new administrative, early warning and policy instruments, designed to mitigate and combat state capture and corruption related risks, in both old and new Member States. It also provides a comparative assessment of the implementation of the corporate governance tools, as well as policy recommendations both at national and EU level.
The event was organized in partnership with Expert Forum, Freedom House Romania, Amapola Progetti Italy, Risk Monitor Bulgaria, Candole Partners Czech Republic. It was co-chaired by Monica Macovei and was attended by members of European Parliament, European Commission, civil society organizations, journalists and representatives of Romanian delegation to the European Parliament.
The research is carried out in the framework of the project “State-Owned Companies – Preventing Corruption and State Capture” financed under the Economic and Financial Crime, Corruption, Environmental Crime Programme of DG Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission and co-financed by Open Society Foundation.