Ştefan Guga: Romanian economic growth doesn’t bring progress to the whole society

Ştefan Guga (photo: Vladimir Mitev)

The economic and social expert analyses the causes and the context în which Romania has achieved economic growth of 8,8% for the third quarter of 2017

Vladimir Mitev

Ştefan Guga is doctor în sociology (CEU Budapest). He works în Bucharest as an economic and social expert. Together with advocate Camelia Constantin Guga is the author of the report “Analysis on the impact of the new social dialogue legislation, which was adopted in 2011”. Baricada has presented some of report’s findings and data together with those from the report “Atypical labour in Romania” (again by Ştefan Guga) in the article “Romanian economic dream is based on tears”.

This article was published on 13 December 2017 on the site ”Baricada”. 

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Ştefan Guga: Creşterea economică din România nu aduce progres pentru întreagă societate

Ştefan Guga (foto: Vladimir Mitev)

Expertul economic şi social analizează cauzele şi contextul în care România a realizat o creştere economică de 8,8% în trimestrul al treilea al anului 2017

Vladimir Mitev

Ştefan Guga este doctor în sociologie (CEU Budapesta). Lucrează în București ca expert economic și social. Împreuna cu avocatul Camelia Constantin, Guga este autorul raportului ”Analiza impactului noii legislaţii a dialogului social adoptate în 2011”. Baricada a prezentat unele dintre afirmările şi datele din acest raport şi din raportul ”Munca atipică în România. O perspectivă de ansamblu” de Ştefan Guga în articolul ”Visul economic românesc este bazat pe lacrimi”.

Acest articol a fost publicat pe 12 decembrie 2017 pe site-ul Baricada.

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Vladimir Mitev: A redefinition of Romania’s anti-corruption fight takes place

The founder of the blog “Bridge of Friendship” analyses the context in which the European Commission published its report for the progress of judicial reform in Romania in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio

On 18 November 2017 the founder of the blog “Bridge of Friendship” Vladimir Mitev gave an interview for the emission “Saturday 150” of the Bulgarian National Radio. The interview was about  the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification report of the European Commission on progress of Romania’s judicial reform.

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Vladimir Mitev: Lua loc o redefinire a luptei împotriva corupției din România

Într-un interviu acordat Radioului Național Bulgar fondatorul blogului ”Podul Prieteniei” analizează contextul în care Comisia Europeană și-a publicat raportul  privind progresul reformelor judiciare din România

La 18 noiembrie 2017 fondatorul blogului ”Podul Prieteniei” Vladimir Mitev a dat interviu emisiunii ”Sămbătă 150” a Radioului Național Bulgar. Convorbirea a fost despre raportul Mecanismului de Cooperare și Verificare (MCV) al Comisiei Europene privind progresul reformei judiciare din România.

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Why Dragnea got resented?

Liviu Dragnea (photo: Social Democratic Party (Romania), CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons)

DNA’s new accusations against the leader of Romanian social democrats unveil the essence of political fight in Romania: technocracy’s supporters – the urban middle class, and unelected institutions such as the anti-corruption prosecution limit the attempts of the corrupted and incompetent political system to create troubles

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published on  15 November 2017 on the site  “Baricada”.

The news that Romanian social democrat’s leader Liviu Dragnea is accused in a third case have strengthened the well-known rhetoric against the representatives of “the red plague” in Romania – the Social Democratic Party, called by the indignant street in short “thieves”. The standard story is that Dragnea’s people represent the local political and business elites, known as “barons”, while the anti-corruption prosecution actions are led by another mighty lobby – the secret services. Social democrats themselves usually use rhetoric against the foreign capital in the country and declare themselves as patriots.

However the story about the fight between secret services and barons, between people and politicians in Romania starts to become boring, because it is being told without change for years. It has weak points at a closer look. But in order to see through the gaps, one has to understand better the context, in which new prosecution charges are brought against Dragnea. DNA’s accusations start as an investigation by the European anti-fraud service OLAF. Dragnea is accused of establishment of an organized criminal group, for abuse of public service and preparation of false documents.  OLAF wants the recuperation of 21 million euro, which have been stolen through the firm “Tel Drum”, that is alleged to be affiliated with Dragnea. Romanian state will have to recover the missing sum of money.

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