Our (new) Brussels normal?

Our (new) Brussels normal?
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. Matthew 6:34 On March 22nd  2016 I was supposed to take part as a speaker to the international conference  The EU and member states: sharing the same political orbit? meant to present the results of a ...

The Black Sea Games: The Treaty of Paris (1856)

The Black Sea Games: The Treaty of Paris (1856)
The Treaty of Paris of 1856 settled the Crimean War between Russia and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Second French Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The treaty, signed on 30 March 1856 at the Congress of Paris, made the Black Sea neutral territory, closing it to all warships, and prohibiting ...

Romania’s Stance in the Issue of the Refugees Crisis. Preliminary Observations. (revised edition)

Romania’s Stance in the Issue of the Refugees Crisis. Preliminary Observations. (revised edition)
The refugee crisis acted for all the Member States, and the European Union as such, as an indicator of the structural stress the European construction can endure. We have seen in the same both the worst and the best of European ideals put into practice. This crisis had also a similar effect on the Romanian ...

2016: Political priorities in Romania, Policy priorities in Moldova (I)

2016: Political priorities in Romania, Policy priorities in Moldova (I)
On February 9th I had the intellectual privilege to take part to the launch of the Expert Forum (EFOR) ANNUAL REPORT 2016: Political priorities in Romania, Policy priorities in Moldova. It had a timely appearance given the domestic political context in both of our countries. Subsequently I shall briefly present the main ideas of the report, a ...

Aspen Energy Lab Launch

Aspen Energy Lab Launch
“If you don’t have a strategy, you’re part of someone else’s strategy. ” ― Alvin Toffler On February 5th 2016 I had the opportunity to take part at the inaugural conference of the Aspen Energy Lab, a program developed by Aspen Institute Romania and Energy Policy Group. The intention, according to the organizers, is to create ...

Public Affairs Summit 2016. On Lobbying in Romania and beyond. New challenges

Public Affairs Summit 2016. On Lobbying in Romania and beyond. New challenges
On February 2nd I had the opportunity to take part to the Public Affairs Summit 2016, the first event of this type organized in Romania by the Romanian Lobbying Registry Association. It was an event that gathered all the key actors of the lobbying industry, alongside public officials and civil society representatives as well as ...

Guest article “Researches regarding the Community Implications concerning the Romanian Agriculture in the Context of European Economic Integration. Preliminary Observations”

Guest article “Researches regarding the Community Implications concerning the Romanian Agriculture in the Context of European Economic Integration. Preliminary Observations”
The theme of the financial support mechanisms for the Romanian agriculture, in its capacity as a Member State since 2007, is very important in the effort our country to become competitive on the European agricultural market. The particularities of the Romanian agriculture are almost the same as in the pre-accession (divided agricultural structures, low technical ...

Panelist in the international conference “Exploring Solutions to Combat Rising Political Radicalism in Europe”, January 15th 2016

Panelist in the international conference
On January 15th 2016 I had the great pleasure to be a panelist, at the kind invitation of the Romanian Association for International Relations and European Studies (ARRISE), in the international conference Exploring Solutions to Combat Rising Political Radicalism in Europe that took place in Bucharest, Romania. The event was part of the transnational project European ...

New Working Paper “Romania’s Stance in the Issue of the Refugees Crisis. Preliminary Observations.”

Dear friends, Please find below the link to my most recent Working Paper “Romania’s Stance in the Issue of the Refugees Crisis. Preliminary Observations.” The present paper is a part of a broader European debate concerning the rise and risks of the refugees crisis in the midst of a European Union tormented by an economic, ...