Opinions on a federalised Europe

A game of betrayals

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From Cassius and Ephialtes of Trachis to the infamous “Percentages agreement“, and continuing to modern times the history of the people living on the European continent is littered to the brink with betrayal. It is, to put it mildly, a perfect portrayal of our apparently born inability to trust each other or work together. One needs only… » read more

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I’ve been starring at this blank page for the past 6 months, almost on a daily basis. I’ve been meaning to write more on the federalist quest, but I’ve been turned back again and again by news reaching me on developments on the EU scene. Today, as I have been more or less removed from the… » read more

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Am început ieri o discuție despre dezvoltare și la un moment dat cineva m-a întrebat ce se întâmplă cu o comună care se luptă cu un scenariu “no exit” în care premisele actuale sunt atât de negre încât orice intenție de a împinge lucrurile înainte este sortită eșecului imediat. Am răspuns ce răspund de obicei… » read more

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Aud în fiecare zi oameni care se plâng de stadiul dezvoltării orașului sau comunei, sau județului și țării în care trăiesc. De multe ori cei ce se plâng sunt chiar aleși locali, oameni care au fost aleși să conducă comunități și să direcționeze dezvoltarea acestora către mai bine. Ceea ce pentru unii dintre ei e… » read more

come 2019

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We often blame those around us for the misfortunes of our lives. It is more comfortable to do this, and it is a protective mechanism that over the ages we have become proficient in employing when things don’t go our way. It’s hard however to imagine that we can all get what we want, all… » read more

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I always wonder why there is no actual “freedom for the individual” party on the European scene. And I’m not talking of any extremes – just a right wing economical party, leaning on libertarian, that allows the individual to live his/her life according to their own devices. A party that doesn’t care what your religion… » read more

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[ Notă – Acest articol este versiunea în limba română a celui publicat anterior în engleză. Note – This blog post is the romanian translation of my previous post ] *** Mai sunt 9 zile pânâ la alegerile #EP2014 în România, și așteptările nu sunt foarte mari. Persistă o idee în mediul public că a… » read more

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9 days to go till #EP2014 elections in Romania and the expectations aren’t particularly high. There seems to be a collective idea that voting makes no difference, and to some extent that is actually true. We are voting on party lists, where major party figures are ranked up top on said lists, so no matter… » read more

Never again.

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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… » read more

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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… » read more