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We often blame those around us for the misfortunes of our lives. It is more comfortable to do this, and it is a protective mechanism that over the ages we have become proficient in employing when things don’t go our way. It’s hard however to imagine that we can all get what we want, all… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

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

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

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

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

Talking to myself Despite all the academic debate, beyond the ever increasing number of blog post, tweets and public call for action, going from a European Union to a European Federation is a subject with little to no importance for the average Jane / Joe citizen of the EU. I’ve been conducting a simple yet… » 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