The article is signed by the Members of the Steering Committee of the Progressive Caucus in the European Parliament: Today, the European unification promise is no longer a solid bulwark against…
Greek debt relief has to be discussed in the framework of the roadmap agreed in May 2016, says Roberto Gualtieri.
By Mehrdad Khonsari, former Iranian diplomat and an independent commentator on Iranian Affairs No one really knows what to expect from President
By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry
The people were out on the streets because they felt it was a crucial moment for the country, lying at the crossroads: either corruption and oligarchs will take over the country or transparency, good governance, anticorruption and rule of law will prevail.
Trump has proven a more effective political communicator than his critics expected. But whether he can succeed in the long term with his unconventional approach is one of the great questions facing his presidency
By Norica Nicolai, Member of the European Parliament for Romania This year Romania is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of EU membership. In
By Katie Kuschminder, European University Institute In order to stem the flow of migrants crossing into Europe, the EU signed a deal with Turkey
By Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have
At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.
Denmark remains the least corrupt country in the world (tied with New Zealand) and Somalia (176) the most, and yet Romania (57), which has indicted eighteen ministers, plus two former prime ministers and a former president in the last five years alone, is still behind Namibia (53) and Malaysia (55)
By Raluca Besliu, Romanian journalist and social commentator Through massive daily street demonstrations, hundreds of thousands of Romanian
The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima
By Henry Rammelt, PhD, Triangle (UMR 5206), France That corruption pervades everyday life in Romania is a bit of a cliché, on both a domestic and
By Sergei Guriev, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The past year has been full of watershed developments
By Radu Magdin, analyst, vice-president of the Strategikon think tank. He was advisor to the Romanian Prime Minister Irrespective of how one looks
The question remains if Romania’s tough repressive strategy against corruption is sustainable against its own Parliament. MPs sometimes allow the prosecution of their colleagues, but they often withhold their permission.
Whether Romania can shine as a beacon of hope for democracy in Europe and beyond depends on how the current crisis will be resolved. The clock is ticking: the emergency ordinance’s provisions come into full effect on February 11 at midnight.
The Romanian protests anticipate thus a type of political engagement that we will likely to see future years in other places, an engagement that does not call for material gains or compensation, but for the recognition of the dignity of citizens and the rollback of measures that infringe on it
By Diana Margarit, PhD, lecturer in political science at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania On Tuesday evening, 31 January 2017, the Romanian
The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this.
Trump said that he would “never forget the lessons of 9/11.” But that is exactly what he seems to have done. The 9/11 hijackers came from Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, all countries unaffected by the new rules.
Between web and wall: what would the disruption of politics look like?
By Dirk Vansintjan, President, REScoop In its recently released Clean Energy Package, the European Commission finally acknowledged that energy
By arbitrarily selecting particular businesses to carry out his “commands,” Trump will destroy the core market principles of transparency and fairness.
As well as reflecting Biblical teaching, the project has a personal resonance to our community. Jews have very recent past experience of being refugees, as some still are as they are unable to practice their religion openly in their country of birth.
By Joschka Fischer, former German foreign minister and vice-chancellor from 1998 to 2005 BERLIN – Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the
The recent behavior of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government suggests that it is putting US President Donald Trump's political interests before those of the EU and the rest of the world. But now more than ever, Britain and the EU must defend and promote liberal democratic norms.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been frank about her objectives for the upcoming Brexit negotiations, but it is worth asking if her plan is realistic, given the new international context. Can one still dream of being the New Athens when there is a New Rome, lorded over by Donald Trump?