European Union Law and Romanian Draft Law 140/2017 on Associations and Foundations

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This briefing paper considers the extent to which a proposed new Romanian law on the management of civil society organizations would violate provisions of European Union law. 

The memo, prepared by lawyers from the Open Society Justice Initiative, is endorsed by the European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, as well as by 42 Romanian civil society organizations.