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 ...

Estonia’s Non-Citizens, Citizens of the European Union?

Estonia’s Non-Citizens, Citizens of the European Union?
On 11 March 2014, the US magazine The New Republic, in the aftermath of the Crimean issue, published a debatable article by Julia Ioffe, “Ethnic Russians in the Baltics Are Actually Persecuted. So Why Isn’t Putin Stepping In?” where she states: Ethnic Russians are somewhere between one-fifth and one-quarter of the population. And yet, after ...

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 ...