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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

Let’s build bonds

I’m thinking of starting a new initiative – one aimed at improving citizen to citizen relations within the EU. I am a long time supporter of the idea that a EU identity is based on the people’s experiences. So, in front of all this new Euro-scepticism and continuous finger pointing, amidst debates and arguments between… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

I am European.

I am European. Before anything else. I have assumed this identity. I was lucky. I grew up in a decent sized town just outside of Bucharest, Romania’s capital, that offered me a wealth of opportunities to develop my personality – I wrote at a student magazine and I worked as an editor for the same… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

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 the summer of 2002 over 100 high school students got together in Sighetu Marmatiei, for the 5th edition of the Memorial of Victims of Communism and the Resistance Summer School. I was one of them. We were young and eager to learn more on what our country, and too many of our neighbors have… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

I have been reading a lot lately, on some interesting issues – the failure of the classic party system, challenges facing democracy today, developments in metropolis’ powers, populism resurfacing. All of these are connected. Because all of them deal with the future. And with politics and the way people respond to politics today. The history… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu