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Spirit, Europe, Erasmus

Sometimes I fear that the Europe I know is slowly disappearing. That the ‘’dream that is Europe” is about to be abruptly interrupted by petty interests and self-centered individuals. That after experiencing European freedom I will now be punished with the whip of nationalism. And it is frightening. At the peak frequency of my travelling… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Evolving to federal e-voting

What would happen if everybody wanted to vote? On anything? Could it be done? Just imagine waking up in the morning, and while having breakfast and coffee, instead of reading a newspaper / news-feed / social network updates you would get to vote on 15-20 issues. Current technological advance insures that it would be quite… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Everyone seems to be ignoring the white elephant in the room – you can’t have a Federal Europe without considering the major European corporations and their interests. The citizenship of corporations Whenever the federal theme is discussed everybody talks of nations relinquishing sovereignty, of people not being ready, of European Identity. Nobody talks about the… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

A short look into togetherness Let’s consider this scenario: in an apartment building live 16 families; each family has it’s own contracts for utilities; and all 16 families inhabit the same building. Now, one day, 5 families decide that sharing some of the costs of utilities could be beneficial. And so they take up a… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Talking to myself Despite all the academic debate, beyond the ever increasing number of blog post, tweets and public call for action, going from a European Union to a European Federation is a subject with little to no importance for the average Jane / Joe citizen of the EU. I’ve been conducting a simple yet… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

– This text was first published as a guest post on European Spatial Planning Perspective Blog, on the 30th of August 2012 – From nation states to the EU Throughout history and even more so in recent history the continuous problem of nationality, and implicitly that of the nation state, has led to an ever… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu