EFOR meddles in East Asia, in the proverbial China shop: what we as East-Europeans should do in the growing crisis related to Communist China’s presence in Europe, and how it would help a lot if we were more pragmatic and thought outside the box. Thank you 9DASHLINE
Conference: Eastern Europe and the Republic of China (Taiwan)
June 23 rd 2021, 11:00 CET (17:00 in Taipei; 12:00 in Bucharest) The potential for cooperation between the Eastern Europe/Black Sea countries and the Republic of China (Taiwan) is underexploited and the country’s visibility in our region is low. This is unfortunate because we share important values, like democratic pluralism and the freedom of speech. ···
A place for hope – Andrei Pleșu about EFOR
Sometimes I’m fed up myself of jeremiad’s sub tone many of the articles I publish have. I have, it’s true, enough reasons to be moody, to be more and more skeptical when I try to envision solutions. I wish I could come up with strong solutions, favorable circumstances, encouraging achievements. But they are either very ···
For the first time in history, people die under the EU flag
The EU spends millions of Euro to make its institutions and symbols better known, recognizable – and, maybe, just maybe, a little loved, please? From information programs to organized tours, from websites to visual propaganda, no (awkward) effort was spared to instill into the European citizenry a sense of belonging and create a modicum of ···
L’exception culturelle: tax Homer?
Funny the whole talk in Europe these days about l’exception culturelle, that is, protecting the film industry against free competition, unless Hollywood floods us with mind-numbing stories with schematic characters giving chase and butchering each other. The irony is that the whole culture of Europe originates in precisely the ultimate bloody blockbuster: THE ILIAD
Croatia – a door opener for Western Balkans?
By Anitta Hipper The European Union welcomes today Croatia, its 28th member. Enlargement fatigue and current economic fears do not foresee however a honeymoon for Croatia. In fact, 2013 saw EU enlargement policy entering into troubled waters. Iceland stopped its negotiations with the EU. Turkey defied democracy and rule of law through its excessive use ···
Young Merkel as kolkhoznitsa
Horses are not evil: a market-based solution
Here are the new Romanian ministers
How would a decent cabinet look like, given the election results? I mean, not ideal, but realistic, the least bad under the circumstances? EFOR has tried its hand and here is what we found. Waiting for your comments and suggestions if you have better ideas. Note: we believe in small cabinets and culled substantially the ···