Guest article: Brexit and the European Union budget. Impact on Romania. Preliminary thoughts

Guest article: Brexit and the European Union budget. Impact on Romania. Preliminary thoughts
“I want my money back” (Lady Margaret Thatcher) Everyone in these hot summer days speak about Brexit and its impact upon the EU future. If a lot of relevant analysis have been already done on areas of outmost importance such as politics, security, migration and so on my small piece shall focus on the impact ...

Migrate another day. Brexit and the migration process.

Migrate another day. Brexit and the migration process.
    The Brexit referendum has proven once more that emotions do have their role in politics and thus the force of populist messages such as “Take back control of our borders” appeal to human nature. If the economic fallout was almost instant and the political ramifications have been equally fast-moving, what will take far ...

A regional perspective on Black Sea Flotilla. Sound premises or is just building castles in Spain?

A regional perspective on Black Sea Flotilla. Sound premises or is just building castles in Spain?
Starting premises In accordance with the Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits (1936) that gives Turkey control over the Bosporus Straits and the Dardanelles and regulates the transit of naval warships. Non-Black Sea state warships in the Straits must be under 15,000 tons. No more than nine non-Black Sea state warships, with a total aggregate tonnage of no more than 30,000 ...

European Movement International Federal Assembly 2016

On Friday, 27 May 2016 I had the privilege to take part to the European Movement International’s Federal Assembly, within the framework of the European Democratic Party delegation, lead by the EDP Treasurer Jean Marie Beaupuy. The event had an ambitious agenda, packed full of important policy positions to be debated and agreed upon among ...

The implications of EU policies for the integration of Immigrants and mobile citizens

The implications of EU policies for the integration of Immigrants and mobile citizens
On May 18th 2016 I had the pleasure to take part as a speaker to the international conference “The implications of EU policies for the integration of Immigrants and mobile citizens” (16 – 18 May 2016) held at SNSPA headquarters.The conference was organized by the Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies  and the ...

The Challenges of the Refugee Crisis from an European and National Perspective

On April 8th 2016 I had the opportunity to take part as a speaker to one of the most interesting debates (Provocările crizei refugiaților din perspectivă europeană și națională) organised by the European Parliament – Information Office in Romania and the prestigious NGO ProDemocratia. The debate focused on the European and Romanian perspective on the ...

Romania: Country Recommendations 2016

Romania: Country Recommendations 2016
  In February 2016, the Commission published the country report for Romania, analysing its economic and social policies. The country report include in-depth reviews examining the existence and nature of possible macroeconomic imbalances. On May 18th 2016,  based on the analysis presented in the country report and the dialogue held with Member State, the European Commission published ...

Schengen at Risk: Can We Keep the Freedom of Movement?

Schengen at Risk: Can We Keep the Freedom of Movement?
On May 13rd 2016 I had to opportunity to take part as a speaker to the international conference Schengen at Risk: Can We Keep the Freedom of Movement? in Bratislava, Slovakia. With the European Union facing the unprecedented crisis of human beings – migrants and refugees – reaching its borders via the Mediterranean and the Aegean ...

The European Union in the Fog – Building Bridges between National Perspectives on the European Union

The European Union in the Fog - Building Bridges between National Perspectives on the European Union
During 2015 – 2016 I had the pleasure to take part to the European project Building Bridges between National Perspectives on the European Union and to be one of 28 contributors to its final publication, by presenting the Romanian perspective. The final publication of the ‘Building Bridges between National Perspectives on the European Union’ project called ...

The fight against Euroscepticism and extremism/radicalisation, and the consolidation of trust in European values

The fight against Euroscepticism and extremism/radicalisation, and the consolidation of trust in European values
On April 4th 2016 I had the pleasure to moderate the debate on the fight against Euroscepticism organized by the European Institute of Romania. The event was attended by representatives of the central public authorities, academic milieu, experts and analysts in European affairs. The discussions started from the results of the research performed for the ...