Never again.

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu on 16/04/14
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As I am writing this I am listening to the speeches in the EP plenary in Strasbourg, on the WW I and lessons of the past as we look to the future. I’ve been pondering on writing on this subject for the past few months, as the subject is so vast and incredibly complex, that [...]

Kickstart youth entrepreneurship in EU

Youth unemployment is a generalized problem in the EU and a main theme with all EU institutions and leaders. At a pan EU-28 level of 22.9 % in February 2014 and an overall cost of  €153 billion per year in benefits and foregone earnings and taxes, it is clearly evident that unless tackled this issue will only [...]

EP, EC, EUCO and the people. Elections and Democracy.

As we are closing in on the EP elections to be held in May all across the EU, there are a couple of themes that seem to be on top of anything else: the democratic deficit of EU leadership, voters presence for European Elections and, connected with the first, the election of the new European [...]

Federalism in #RO

I have made it no secret that I am a true believer in a Federal Europe. My first post on this blog is about my belief that the national state has lived it’s life. And I do have to agree that in Romania, where I live, the federalist momentum has yet to become a reality, [...]

We need another Winston

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu on 28/03/14
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I admit to the fact that I woke up this morning prepared to write a piece on the TTIP. However, that was before I got to listen to Obama’s speech in Brussels. While full of interesting twists and turns regarding the future of the EU, the relationship between the US and EU, or Russia, the [...]

So, Brussels, why are you screwing with me?

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu on 25/03/14
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All around social media accounts of EU higher authorities, in all speeches, interventions and debates, everybody says “go out and vote for the upcoming EP elections!”. Which at first glance sounds fair. But it is not. Because as it is the case with me, in Romania, I feel that “Brussels” as an overall concept encompassing [...]

Political union – the butterfly effect of a single word

This article was first published in English and German on Der (europäische) Föderalist as a guest post on < The idea of a new treaty reform is out there – and it is time to talk about our priorities. In this loose series of guest articles, eurobloggers answer to the question: “If you could change one thing [...]

Challenges & Concernes #EP2014

    The EP elections are coming in 70 days. 70. And this year also brings elections in Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK. Next year marks general elections in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and Spain. That means that 2014 and 2015 will be hard years for the [...]

Building hope – Part 2. Values.

In my previous post under this title, Building Hope, I talked of a Union Party, and I wondered about the values it should uphold. While there is no definitive list of values to be upheld, I do believe that some of them are innate and should form the basis of any political activity aimed at [...]

Democracy must prevail.

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu on 24/02/14
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Violence has ended. Ukraine stands free to choose it’s future. Yet there is still pressure. From Russia, from within. Voices all over the continent rise up to defend the former regime. In a way that was to be expected. There were plenty of those who defended it while it was ongoing. And it is testimony [...]

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