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I want my real EP option

‘A political party is a political organization. It typically seeks to influence, direct, or entirely perform government policy; usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate inelectoral campaigns, awareness outreach, or protest actions. Parties often espouse an ideology or vision, expressed in a party program, bolstered by… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

The dream that is EUrope

EUrope is a dream. A perfect dream. A dream of freedom, democracy and pursuit of happiness. Whenever I travelled outside my country, into the EU, I never had a bad experience. I was never discriminated against, I was not chased down the streets, I was never bullied or ill treated by anybody. I have friends… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

In 1902, a Romanian MP with 30 years of political carrier behind him, named Titu Maiorescu published an article called “Oratori, retori si limbuti” [roughly translated as Orators, rhetors and babblers]. He described the 3 categories as follows: ” [Oratorul vorbeste pentru] precizarea unei situaţii publice, afirmarea sau combaterea unei idei, convingerea unui auditoriu; mobilul… » 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

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

Earlier today I was reading a blog entry on the Economist Blogs by Charlemagne on the relationship between the EU budget approved by the Council and the European Parliament. And this paragraph caught my eye: “The argument boils down to the question of where democratic legitimacy really lies. Little-known MEPs can scarcely claim to command… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu