Europe: Future scenarios

In recent weeks, among the apocalyptic predictions concerning Europe’s future stood out those placing tremendous emphasis on the impact of the Dutch elections (March 15), of the French presidential elections (April) and of the legislative...


The pillars of democracy

I’m living in Romania and this takes up all my time, as someone once put it. In fact, more accurately said is we are living in Romania and this no longer leaves room for anything else. And we are living in a democracy. At least theoretically....


A Romanian Macron

Dacian Ciolos does not want to stay on the side-lines. After one year at the helm of the Government and after his failure as candidate for the Premier’s office backed by two political parties – PNL and USR – which categorically lost the...


On Russia once again

There has always been a lot of talk about Russia everywhere in the world but especially in Eastern Europe. During communism, USSR’s dominance was the explanation of this “fad,” public opinion in the occupied states of Eastern Europe going a...


Dacian Ciolos: Open National Political Games

We are experiencing troubled times in Romania and the world. Historic times. Because it’s not a small thing for a nation, not to mention for an individual, to experience a radical change in global paradigm. And, as troubled as these times are, as...


Hollande: EU has ‘strategic autonomy’ (II)

The “strategic autonomy” Hollande talked about is not at all a term devoid of content, and the French President knows this very well. In his interview, he suggested that the EU already has a strategic stature, for instance when he pointed out...

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