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Never again.

As I am writing this I am listening to the speeches in the EP plenary in Strasbourg, on the WW I and lessons of the past as we look to the future. I’ve been pondering on writing on this subject for the past few months, as the subject is so vast and incredibly complex, that… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Federalism in #RO

I have made it no secret that I am a true believer in a Federal Europe. My first post on this blog is about my belief that the national state has lived it’s life. And I do have to agree that in Romania, where I live, the federalist momentum has yet to become a reality,… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Memory and justice

“When justice fails to be a form of memory, memory alone can be a form of justice” – Ana Blandiana   Over the last weekend I was in Sighet, for the 20th anniversary of the Memorial of Victims of Communism and of the Resistance. A former communist political prison, the Sighet Memorial tells the stories… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Federalism is not MTV

For the past few weeks, due to a very busy schedule, I’ve been less active than of late. But, as it seems, this has provided me with quite an unique outlook on what is going on with European Federalism lately. And I think I needed this to properly understand why federalism is not picking up… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

Est Europa nunc unita et unita maneat; una in diversitate pacem mundi augeat. Semper regant in Europa fides et iustitia et libertas populorum in maiore patria. Cives, floreat Europa, opus magnum vocat vos. Stellae signa sunt in caelo aureae, quae iungant nos!

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

No less than 23 years ago there were 2 ”Europes”. One in the West, one in the East. A wave of democratic movements across the continent coupled with the inherent failure of the socialist model solved that problem. One problem however remained unattended: the people. And I will stick to the Romanian experience, because I… » 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