The Relations between Ukraine and Romania: Old and New Perceptions. Cooperation Outlooks

In the second half of 2016 I had the chance of been included in the ranks of Romanian experts’ who were interviewed by Sergiy Gerasymchuk (SSSG) in Bucharest on the topic of Ukrainian – Romanian relationship. The responses were integrated in the analysis Paper titled The Relations between Ukraine and Romania: Old and New Perceptions. ...

Romania: migrants. Managing migrants and border control. How temporary is the temporary reestablishment of border controls?

With the current migration management’s crisis and the consequent debate on the Schengen acquis, the EU is facing a challenge that will demand a more comprehensive approach. With a view to shed some light on this issue and better understand the solutions ahead, the Institute of European Democrats decided to launch an external research project ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...