Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – #RO2019EU

Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union - #RO2019EU
Between 1st  of January and 30 June 2019, Romania will exercise its first mandate at the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union against a background of a European agenda marked by political developments and dossiers with a decisive impact on the future of the Union. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the ...

La mulți ani 2019! Happy New Year! Une Bonne Année!

La mulți ani 2019! Happy New Year! Une Bonne Année!
Dragi prieteni, Aș dori să vă urez un An Nou fericit! Să aveți un 2019 mai bun și plin de realizări pe toate planurile. Să fie un an al dezvoltării personale în care să putem învăța din greșelile trecutului sau ale altora pentru a nu le mai repeta și în care să acordăm mai multă ...

Book Launch in Copenhagen: “Direct Democracy in the European Union – The Myth of a Citizens’ Union”

Book Launch in Copenhagen: “Direct Democracy in the European Union – The Myth of a Citizens’ Union”
The national research teams which are partners in the project “Towards a Citizens’ Union”, the European Institute of Romania included, met in Copenhagen during 15 – 16 November 2018. The project covers a whole series of research papers presenting the national perspectives on the following topics: direct democracy, representative democracy and democratic accountability. Further to ...

Book presentation: “Current Challenges in the Field of Cybersecurity – The Impact and Romania’s Contribution to the Field” ― Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, Brussels, 7 November 2018

Book presentation:
Security incidents may undermine our economies, societies, freedom and prosperity, the consumers confidence and the viability of the digital services and ICT networks. A common European effort is needed for strengthening the cybersecurity and the cyber resilience, simultaneously with enhancing the awareness and protection of our citizens, companies and governments. A prosperous, innovative and competitive ...

A European Union (EU) Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A European Union (EU) Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The race of the AI is on! That is, in this author’s opinion, the most important trend in the years to come in the context of the upcoming global challenges the world is facing. We can observe a mixed approach to AI and new technologies. On the one hand we are dealing with strategic, chess ...

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!  

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 ...

The Perspectives of Romania’s Accession to the Eurozone in the context of the White Paper on the Future of Europe

The Perspectives of Romania’s Accession to the Eurozone in the context of the White Paper on the Future of Europe
*The following article presents a debate that took place on the topic of Romania’s Accession to the Eurozone and is a repostof an article that was initially published in the EIR Newsletter no. 86, July 2017 with the full link presented below. The European Affairs Committees from the Romanian Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, ...

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 ...