Editorial

Signal from Pyongyang: I’m not giving up

Since the start of his term in office, in January 2017, U.S. President D. Trump has been diplomatically offensive in East Asia. First, it was the issue of Taiwan, which agitated to a good extent the U.S. – China relationship before he started his...

If Macron were to look for allies in Romania

Emmanuel Macron taking office at the Elysee Palace and the increasingly possible reconfirmation of Angela Merkel as Federal Chancellor seems to relaunch the European project that has lately been in a serious crisis. Greece’s debt, immense waves of...

E. Macron’s victory and counterfactual history

Lately, there is a veritable fad among international relations experts to resort to what is called counterfactual history. The latter is based on the answer to the question: what would have happened if? In other words, it is imagined/speculated what...

EU – Centre and periphery

Less than six months after the parliamentary elections in Romania and immediately after the presidential elections in France, we can try to compare a country from the EU periphery and one from its core. How politically similar and different are the...

Parliament, your name is Pardon

I was recently asked if I can give the example of a single useful thing done by Parliament in general and by this Parliament in particular. Other than tons of paperwork on the granting of pardons. To be honest, I didn’t know how to answer. Even...

Hard Brexit or civilised “divorce”?

A first dinner of the Brexit negotiations, which took place in London two weekends ago (April 29) at the Ten Downing Street residence of the British Premier, serves to highlight unknown facets of EU-UK relations in the period after the June 2016...

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