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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… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

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… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

    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… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

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… » read more

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Blood on the flag.

An article was published today on the website of a respectable Romanian think tank – an article called For the first time in history, people die under the EU flag. And they are right. While people on the Euromaidan may not be there just in correlation with the EU and the rejection by Ukrainian administration… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Building hope – Part 1.

I’ve often wondered how a Union Party should look like. What values and principles should it uphold, who should populate it, and what color should it have – green, red, blue, yellow? What would make a Union Party a strong party, a fair party, one that would separate itself from the measly debates of everyday… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Centralized government is a reality of modern times. Wherever we turn there is the spectrum of a higher power, located in a very pin-pointed geographic location, that exercises power and control over our lives. Perception. It is useful of sorts as it is easier to blame some distant construct for problems that stem within the… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu