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Federalism is not MTV

For the past few weeks, due to a very busy schedule, I’ve been less active than of late. But, as it seems, this has provided me with quite an unique outlook on what is going on with European Federalism lately. And I think I needed this to properly understand why federalism is not picking up… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Open Letter to the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Parliament   Dear Presidents José Manuel Barroso Herman van Rompuy Martin Schulz   We are deeply concerned about the future of Europe. The ongoing political, social and economic crisis is once again threatening to… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Thursday last I participated in a meeting held at the Romanian Senate, organised by the Romanian Association of European Federalists (AFER) on the European Citizenship, the European Year of citizens and the European Citizens Initiative. It was part informative for those who were not up to speed, part hallucinating through some of the opinions expressed.… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Last year I was asked by Dr. Georgios Papanagnou to answer a couple of question regarding the EU savvy Blogosphere for his study in the matter at United Nations University – Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies. I was pleasantly surprised today to receive an email from Dr. Papanagnou announcing that he has published a… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

The Greek polis brought us Democracy. A democracy suited for those times, tributary to the society where it was developed. The Roman Republic brought representative democracy. It’s quite easy to see why since the Roman Republic was significantly larger than any Greek City-State. Gathering all voting able citizens would have been quite unproductive. So electing… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

In my quest to come up with a federal model that could be implemented gradually across the EU, a model that would apply to all current member states and other future member states (you see here the complexity of this task) I have often come across the question of establishing a set of administrative levels… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Concerns.

We are living interesting times. That is a certainty. But as much as they are interesting they are perilous. I have spent the better part of this week reading and listening to all sorts of execs and politicians – EU wide, with a larger quota of Romanian politicians and execs since I happen to live… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Est Europa nunc unita et unita maneat; una in diversitate pacem mundi augeat. Semper regant in Europa fides et iustitia et libertas populorum in maiore patria. Cives, floreat Europa, opus magnum vocat vos. Stellae signa sunt in caelo aureae, quae iungant nos!

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

can anyone be a MEP? what if we could all be MEPs, at the same time, all the time? While some would argue that I’m rooting for building the largest Parliamentary Assembly hall ever, this is not what this is about! Because the largest Parliamentary Assembly space is already in place, and in many ways… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu