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Soft secession in the EU?

Could the UK`s perceived attempt at leaving the EU be considered a sort of European Soft Secession War? What I want to state from the beginning is that this is an exercise of thought, and in no way am I claiming any connection between reprehensible actions of both North and South during the American Civil… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Quiet Friday thoughts

Thought for the weekend: “We the People of Europe, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the European Union.” It’s the we… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

On representing sheep.

I have turned this subject on all sides the last couple of weeks, not really sure how to approach it. I’ve done some reading, talked to people, and maintained my point of view: representative democracy is far from perfect, and it has a limit. This all started a few days before Christmas. I was out… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Home or bunker?

After reading Protesilaos Stavrou‘s post on Bundesbank and Target 2 and the recommended readings I was left with this daunting idea that as a matter of fact there is no difference between the quarrels and tribulations of the debate on the budget and the apparent fractures within the Eurozone. Although the scale is slightly different,… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Back in Romania there is a lot of talk these days on regions generated by a project to federalize the country. It’s complex and has to do with development, financing and to be honest ethnicity. Ethnicity as criteria, even a diluted and non-direct criteria is a mistake in this writer’s opinion, but that is a… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

From the east

The current European Commission is half way in its term, and already talks of the future Commission President are on their way. The Barroso II Commission is not doing so well in a recent opinion poll conducted by EurActiv and Burson-Marsteller and that seems to be further empowering this debate. One of the names that… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Words off our forefathers

On April 18 1951, in Paris Konrad Adenauer (West Germany), Paul van Zeeland, Joseph Meurice (Belgium), Robert Schuman (France), Count Sforza (Italy), Joseph Bech (Luxembourg), Dirk Stikker and J. R. M. van den Brink (Netherlands) signed what Schuman called “the Great Charter of Europe”. It was the document that created the European Coal and Steel… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu