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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

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

Everyone seems to be ignoring the white elephant in the room – you can’t have a Federal Europe without considering the major European corporations and their interests. The citizenship of corporations Whenever the federal theme is discussed everybody talks of nations relinquishing sovereignty, of people not being ready, of European Identity. Nobody talks about the… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

– This text was first published as a guest post on European Spatial Planning Perspective Blog, on the 30th of August 2012 – From nation states to the EU Throughout history and even more so in recent history the continuous problem of nationality, and implicitly that of the nation state, has led to an ever… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu