Adrian Marius Dobre

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Now, more than ever, the subject of the political class creation and integrity (regardless of doctrinal orientation) becomes more than urgent. What does it mean “political class”? Does the Romanian state have an oriented vision in this regard, to take care for future generations? What is the role of civil society in this regard? But… » read more

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Dilemmas

We are near the sixth’s year ending of a period when we experienced all stages of a crisis that hit the people. And after six years, there rise new risks, deficiencies and obstacles on the stability and growth path. Since July 2013, at a Summit in Berlin, the European countries addopted a common position on… » read more

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Bulgaria was put under a new test on Sunday, October 5th. It was a test of choosing a path to stability over the uncertainty that dominated our neighboring country too long. It’s still unclear how the political class and Bulgaria will be able to reset the South-Danubian politics. The center-right party, former Prime Minister Boyko… » read more

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The concerns on the “old continent” or the United States referring to the current economic, financial and societal downturn are based on different realities, but the main debates and concerns go the same path. Except that, following the general line, the American approach is more pragmatic and result-oriented. Roads that obviously lead to nowhere. What… » read more

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The European elections confirmed the existence of a new reality in Europe. This one involves us directly and has the ability to influence the overall European policy. The Eurosceptic gauntlet was thrown, both a challenge for Member States and European institutions. When is extremism boosted? When the existing gaps and vulnerabilities in our society are… » read more

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Europe finds itself in a moment where nothing can be done to resurrect the Europe 2020 Strategy, thus is necessary a revision of the EU 2020 objectives, particularly those related to employment, research, poverty reduction, energy efficiency and economic growth. The mid-term reviews and the attempts to reach the targets calculated at another time, when… » read more

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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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