civil society

IRE calls on all relevant associations to work together for energy sector

AGERPRES special correspondent Nicoleta Gherasi reports: The Romanian National Institute for the Study of Energy Sources and Use - IRE, Romania's representative at Eurelectric - the Union of Electricity Industry, calls for mobilization on all relevant associations to work together for the energy sector because they believe that a common voice is stronger and better heard at the level of decisio

WhatsApp Unveiled a Security Breach

WhatsApp has unveiled a security breach that has allowed attackers to inject commercial Israeli spyware on the phones, writes Financial Times, quoted by BGNES.

The application is used by 1.5 billion people worldwide. It turned out that the tracking software could be installed through a security system hole that worked on both Apple's and Android users.

Gatekeepers of democracy

Who - or what - are the gatekeepers of democracy? What do they do? A colleague in civil society, the director of an NGO board, suggested the term for a conference we are to cohost on the role of NGOs and think-tanks in democracy promotion. The term is commonplace among civil society theorists and practitioners, she assured me. I had my doubts initially.

Improving Greece’s environmental performance

The European elections are almost upon us. In the runup to May 23-26, one of the biggest issues people have been discussing and indeed mobilizing around, is how we protect our climate and our environment.

Protecting the environment is something that Europeans think the EU is doing well, should do more of and should have more powers to do so.

Thousands attend garden party at Elisabeta Palace in spite of rain

Thousands of guests from all the counties of Romania and the Republic of Moldova on Friday attended a traditional garden party at Elisabeta Palace in spite of the rain, alongside Custodian of the Romanian Crown Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena, Alexander Philips Nixon, Princess Sofia and Princess Maria.

President Iohannis to attend 'The State of the Union' conference in Florence as special guest

President Klaus Iohannis will be attending today a conference called "The State of the Union" to be hosted by the European University Institute in Florence, as a special guest. On the side-lines of the conference, Iohannis is expected to meet Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, according to the Presidential Administration.