EPIN Project: Towards Citizens’ Union (2CU) Project Meeting on Direct Democracy , 14 – 15 June 2018, Athens

The European Institute of Romania (EIR) is involved within the framework of a consortium coordinated by CEPS Brussels in the project called Towards a Citizens’ Union (2CU) which takes place in a three year period (September 2017 – August 2020), bringing together a total of 20 think-tanks of 18 European countries. A series of research ...

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018!
Wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead! Happy New Year! Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its ...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
For your Christmas time I wish you many blessings, much happiness, and even more love. I am grateful for you and your thoughtfulness. Merry Christmas!   Tweet

Why the Black Sea matters? The European interests at stake in the Black Sea / Au cœur des enjeux de la mer Noire

Why the Black Sea matters? The European interests at stake in the Black Sea / Au cœur des enjeux de la mer Noire
Why the Black Sea matters? The European interests at stake in the Black Sea The Black Sea has a millennial background of being a cultures melting pot, a conflict area between numerous civilizations and a hub for regional commerce that affected the entire area, not just the riparian states. Up until 2000 the Black Sea ...

Guest article: Church building and politics in today Russia

Guest article: Church building and politics in today Russia
The question of public space in Russia has always been a major issue in national political discourse. In Soviet Union all the space was considered as public but its use was limited with ruling party’s restrictions. The normative understanding of public turned out to be ‘private’ in terms of communist ideology. Today in Russia civil ...

Guest article: Three Key Factors That Could Be Shaken Up By The Impact of Brexit On Logistics*

Amidst the backdrop of negotiations aiming to decide the future of the EU’s relationship with Britain moving forwards, many businesses on both sides of the divide are felling sombre about what is to come. Even in the best case scenario for commerce to continue to flow both ways, the comfortable and familiar trading environment is ...

The Brexit of our discontent

The Brexit negotiations, which have officially started this month, are meant to last until 2019 and would presumably end in a positive manner for all the actors involved. Or so the theory goes! Unfortunately, last year’s events and public statements have hurled us into a world of unpredictability, where an often unchecked rhetoric went from ...

Guest article: Urban democracy*

Guest article: Urban democracy*
Richard Rogers: “When public space is eroded, our civic culture suffers, even our democracy.”   Nowadays political process cannot be defined only as the relations between actors seeking power. Understanding of political day-to-day realities cannot be limited to the direct analysis of relations of power only. The realm of politics is so comprehensive that it ...

Good Governance Summit – Bucharest, 4-5 May 2017

Good Governance Summit - Bucharest, 4-5 May 2017
On 4-5 May 2017 Bucharest was the host of the first edition of what promises to become a successful regional event organized by Strategikon, Romania. The event brought together former heads of states and government, journalists, and academia that provided insights on maximizing the opportunities for success and minimizing those for failure in both liberal ...

Scientific session “Romania in the European Union”, 7 April 2017

On 7 April 2017, the Romanian Academy – the Economic, Legal Sciences and Sociology Section – organized the scientific session “Romania in the European Union” in the auditorium of the Romanian Academy. The event was organised following the presentation of the study Romania and the accession to the Eurozone: the question is IN WHICH CONDITIONS!, ...