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At the beginning of every year we are trying to make predictions for the year to come. Some of them happen, others don’t. However, if we look at the facts (Sherlock Holmes’ famous quote) we can draw at least a clear conclusion – the year 2014 will definitely be a very challenging one. First of… » read more

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Romania, for a couple of years, is trying to meet all the necessary conditions for accession to the Schengen area, but every time this process was delayed by an argument, be it CVM or a different one. We are aware of some European countries’ opposition towards Romania’s Schengen accession, as we are already conscious that… » read more

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The result of the European Commission’s Communication published after the meeting of the Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs on October 15th is a neoliberal policy presented as a package for social stability, in which the focus is on the neoliberal structural reforms. The expectations have been high since last year when this document was… » read more

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The Vilnius Summit or the Eastern Partnership Summit, scheduled this year for November, is considered a turning point in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood Policy, a historic moment when decisions are to define the region from a geostrategic and geo-economic point of view. Since the establishment of the Eastern Partnership there has been introduced a regional… » read more

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Since Obama’s second term, the U.S. administration has begun shaping an older idea concerning the economic-policy approach that needs to be changed; an approach driven by global economic developments and by those of the U.S. economy. The results already bear fruit: Japan has recently joined the Transatlantic Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP) and the first round… » read more

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In a report published on Monday, July 8th, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says the developed world is economically recovering, while growth is slowing down in major emerging economies. The IMF has also presented a review of the 3.3% economic growth forecast announced in April 2013. The IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, has estimated… » read more

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In mid-May the European Commission has made one more step towards the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) implementation. In order to bring contribution to the economic development of the region, six scientific clusters have been initiated, focusing on: the Danube water nexus; land and soil nexus; air nexus; bio-energy nexus; the Danube reference… » read more

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European leaders frequently come up with a new strategy, a new plan for recovery and lately, for economic growth. Meanwhile, these interventions prove to be populist or at best, they seem to produce benefits only for certain states. More precisely, we face a new German model for supporting youth and for lowering the unemployment. Will… » read more

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At first sight, requesting and obtaining a bail-out loan from European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund seems to be the proper solution for overcoming a crisis, especially for any state pressed by time and tomorrow’s uncertainties. But if we take a better look, a bail-out agreement is conditioned by the implementation of… » read more

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