Guest article: “Russian demographics, winter or spring?”

Guest article:
On September 2nd, 2014, Masha Gessen published in the reference magazine New York Review of Books (NYR) an article with a provocative title, , illustrated by a lugubrious winter picture, taken in 1997 at the train station of a small town southwest of Moscow, Aprelevka. […] Between 1991 and 1999, the Russian birth rate collapsed, and ...

Guest article: “Germany moves to the right!”

Guest article:
State elections in Germany: right-wing-populist-party AfD enters three parliaments During the past weeks, Germans have often made fun of the Americans. “How can they vote for someone like Donald Trump?” German people would ask. And they cannot be blamed. The Republicans’ presidential candidate wants to forbid the entry in the United States to Muslims; he ...

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 ...

Country Report Romania 2016 (I)

Country Report Romania 2016 (I)
On 9 March 2016 I had the chance to take part to the conference dedicated to the Country Report Romania 2016 issued by the European Commission. It is an objective report although not a positive one. This report assesses Romania’s economy in the light of the European Commission’s 2016 Annual Growth Survey published on 26 ...

Happy Women’s Day!

Happy Women's Day!
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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 ...

Happy spring!

Happy spring!
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The Flux of Migrants – a new test for the Member States of the European Union? How is Romania responding to the new socio-political challenges?

The Flux of Migrants – a new test for the Member States of the European Union? How is Romania responding to the new socio-political challenges?
On 23 February 2016 I had the honor to take part as a panelist, at the kind invitation of the LiderJust Association, the Romanian Association for Law and European Affairs (RALEA) and Romanian US Alumni Association, to the international conference “The Flux of Migrants – a new test for the Member States of the European ...

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 ...