8 May, 2017

Moldova at the crossroads

Thursday, 4 May, in the European Parliament, I hosted together with Anna Fotyga MEP/ECR, Renate Weber MEP/ALDE and Rebecca Harms MEP/Greens-EFA and the help of The Open Dialog Foundation an open discussion with the title “Moldova at the crossroads”.   The topic of the first Panel I moderated was “The political situation and reform agenda […]

17 January, 2017

Good news from the European Parliament: EPP and ALDE announced the establishment of a Pro-European coalition

Today, the two major political groups from the European Parliament, the Christian Democrats of EPP and the Liberals of ALDE announced the forming of a coalition in support of a new Pro-Europe project. We must admit that Europe is in a deep and complicated crisis. It is the moment when the European Union needs the most […]

17 November, 2016

Forum: Politicians in a communication storm – meeting millenials on digital territories

Speech given at the “Politicians in a communication storm – meeting millenials on digital territories” Forum, organized by Media Directorate of the European Parliament. It was a two days event (15-16 of November) that gathers some 200 journalists, bloggers and social media influencers from all over Europe. My intervention was part of one of the first […]

29 October, 2016

Nuclear security and non-proliferation – European Parliament Resolution

Intervention during the parliamentary debate on the Resolution regarding the “Nuclear security and non-proliferation”. Nuclear weapons continue to be a threat. They are used as instruments of intimidation and blackmail. Today’s news from Moscow about the nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile SATAN 2 confirms this reality and the fact that old habits don’t die. It is […]

14 June, 2016

Return on Investment? Necessary reforms of EU Funding Mechanisms as Instruments of Foreign Policy

The EU invests significant resources to support its foreign policy, promote respect for common values in neighbourhood countries, provide aid for crisis zones and alleviate famine and poverty. For 2014-2020, the European Neighbourhood Instrument has a budget of €15.4 billion, with similar amounts spent in previous years. However, serious concerns are raised as to the […]

8 June, 2016

CIA’s detention centres in Europe: a never-ending story that serves no one and promotes Russia’s agenda into the highest European forums

Today, we witnessed once again how an ad-hoc alliance inside the European Parliament (EP), composed of a strange mix of extreme right and left, socialists and liberals, is turning the European Union towards anything else but the real problems of the European citizens. A majority of 329 MEPs voted in favour of the “European Parliament […]

13 April, 2016

Passenger Name Record – Just another “Big Brother” or a closed door for the terrorists?

This week will be a decisive one for the approval of the European Passenger Name Record (PNR). After five years of indecision, the European Parliament must offer a coherent and firm answer to the security needs of the 500 million Europeans. I don’t believe the PNR is a “silver bullet” capable to instantly put a […]

12 April, 2016

Nagorno-Karabakh region – an urgent need of a peaceful and sustainable solution for an endless frozen conflict

In the light of today’s plenary debates in the European Parliament, over the conflict escalade in Nagorno-Karabakh region, as a member of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, once again I want to underline the need of a peaceful resolution of this frozen conflict. In line with all the international engagements and resolutions, as well as […]