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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

I always wonder why there is no actual “freedom for the individual” party on the European scene. And I’m not talking of any extremes – just a right wing economical party, leaning on libertarian, that allows the individual to live his/her life according to their own devices. A party that doesn’t care what your religion… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

9 days to go till #EP2014 elections in Romania and the expectations aren’t particularly high. There seems to be a collective idea that voting makes no difference, and to some extent that is actually true. We are voting on party lists, where major party figures are ranked up top on said lists, so no matter… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

As we are closing in on the EP elections to be held in May all across the EU, there are a couple of themes that seem to be on top of anything else: the democratic deficit of EU leadership, voters presence for European Elections and, connected with the first, the election of the new European… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu

    The EP elections are coming in 70 days. 70. And this year also brings elections in Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK. Next year marks general elections in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and Spain. That means that 2014 and 2015 will be hard years for the… » 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

The Greek polis brought us Democracy. A democracy suited for those times, tributary to the society where it was developed. The Roman Republic brought representative democracy. It’s quite easy to see why since the Roman Republic was significantly larger than any Greek City-State. Gathering all voting able citizens would have been quite unproductive. So electing… » read more

Posted by Horatiu Ferchiu