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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

Why is innovation important? The obvious reason is that innovation is the catalyst of development and economic growth. Job creation, positive outlook for the populous – these are also consequences of well managed innovation. Over the past 2 weeks myself, Alex Ghita and Euronomist have been developing an idea on funding innovation at a pan-EU… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

ideas mingled, twisted and influenced by Alex Ghita, Horia Bejan and Euronomist – click to enlarge created with Piktochart UPDATE – scheme has been detalied: 1. A Detailed Scheme for Funding Innovation in the EU by Euronomist Blog 2. Funding Innovation in the EU – A governance perspective by Alex Ghita 3. Detailed Scheme for… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

EU budget issues

I look at this whole debate on the European Budget and I try to grasp the benefits on grass root level for the money brought into debate – € 1000 billion. The sum is impressive to say the least. For an estimated population of 503 492 041 citizens [1] distribution per capita of that budget… » 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