Guest article: “Democracy: the cornerstone of a free society”

Guest article:
Nowadays, who is not democrat? Raise your hand. You may ask: What is it today to declare yourself to be a democrat when everyone is a democrat? We, Young Democrats for Europe, put democracy at the core of our engagement. Democracy is not, and shouldn’t be, a punctual event in our citizenship. Democracy isn’t a ...

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 ...

Happy Easter! Paşte Fericit! Prospera Pascha sit!

Happy Easter! Paşte Fericit! Prospera Pascha sit!
1 Sero autem post sabbatum, cum illucesceret in primam sabbati, venit Maria Magdalene et altera Maria videre sepulcrum. 2 Et ecce terrae motus factus est magnus: angelus enim Domini descendit de caelo et accedens revolvit lapidem et sedebat super eum. 3 Erat autem aspectus eius sicut fulgur, et vestimentum eius candidum sicut nix. 4 Prae ...

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 ...

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 ...