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31 May: Romania declines in transparency and budgetary oversight over previous years

Today, the results of the Open Budget Survey 2021 for Romania (#OpenBudgets) were published. It is a study that appears once every 2 years, carried out by the NGO International Budget Partnership. The results are accompanied by recommendations that Romania should follow for a more transparent state budget and close to the interest of us, the citizens. Funky Citizens is a research partner for Romania, joining over a hundred other NGOs and academic institutions around the world contributing to the study. This is an independent, comparative and evidence-based research tool that assesses how authorities spend public money by measuring three internationally accepted macro indicators: Transparency – to what extent the public has access to information related to the budget of…