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In a recent interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for the unity of EU members to better face the Union’s major rivals China, Russia and the United States. As matters now stand, according to her, the EU cannot yet convert its economic clout into equivalent political power. In reality however, the EU , through its… » read more

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The latest EU summit – which took place yesterday in the medieval town of Sibiu, formerly the seat of power of the German community from Transylvania – was arguably one of the weirdest on record. The official agenda of the EU leaders was to discuss the future of the European Union. This was a strange… » read more

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One of the reasons why I have decided a short while ago to abandon Europe for good and to return to my adoptive country, Australia, is the proliferation of so-called “experts” in political analysis and geopolitical affairs who are quite ready to distort the truth, manipulate public opinion and sell their meagre talents to the… » read more

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Last week Romania was the scene of a bizarre and, luckily, aborted judicial coup d’état. This at least is what the efforts of the new Romanian president to depose the country’s premier have been labelled by veteran Bucharest journalists, such as Ion Cristoiu and Cornel Nistorescu. Truth be told, the anti-corruption drive initiated by former… » read more

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The President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, has recently proposed the creation of a common army in charge of defending the EU in case of external aggression. Unfortunately, chances for the success of such a project are rather slim. Governments of member states have jealously guarded their prerogatives of framing foreign policy and… » read more

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Elitele noastre politice si intelectuale au fost supuse unui proces riguros de selectie care dateaza din anii comunismului . Pot afirma in cunostinta de cauza ca numai acei activisti PCR,UTC, UASCR sau specialisti care primeau girul securitatii si ierarhiei PCR puteau ajunge in categoria elitelor mai sus mentionate. Competenta profesionala sau calitatile morale contau mai… » read more

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O ancheta recent publicata in Der Spiegel despre prostitutia din Germania contine elemente socante pentru noi, romanii. Potrivit expertilor citati, Germania a ajuns, in urma legalizarii prostitutiei (2001) cea mai mare piata pentru prostitutie din Europa. Asa-zisa legalizare nu a condus la imbunatatirea conditiilor ” de munca” ale prostituatelor, asa cum au sustinut initial autorii… » read more

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Sindicalistii germani considera ca romanii si bulgarii care lucreaza in industria agroalimentara germana au fost redusi la conditia de sclavi industriali. Revista franceza Nouvel Observateur a publicat acum cateva luni un articol foarte critic despre dumping-ul social practicat de firme daneze si olandeze care opereaza in regiunea Bremen din Germania. Pana de curand, Germania a… » read more

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How much more money can be poured into solving the debt crisis before European decisionmakers realise that current recovery strategies do not actually produce the expected results ? The global financial crisis followed by the European debt crisis are proof of an American export turned toxic, namely the Washington consensus. Its commandments, which consist of… » read more

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