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 […]

4 May, 2017

Jens Stoltenberg: “Romania is an example for the other Member States and it proves that where there is a will, one can fulfil its engagements”

Today, the General Secretary of NATO, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg was present at a joint AFET and SEDE Committees meeting, in the European Parliament, addressing the topic of EU-NATO cooperation on common challenges such as security, defense, cyber-warfare or migration. I took the opportunity and I addressed two questions to Mr. Stoltenberg, both of them with […]

28 April, 2017

Dīvide et Impera!

This week took place, in Valletta, Malta, the Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy/Common Security and Defense Policy (CFSP/CSDP), which gathered delegations of the national parliaments of the EU member states and observer countries, and the European Parliament to discuss topical issues in this policy area.   Part of the Workshop on […]

14 March, 2017

Traian Vuia – 111 years

Speech given at the event “In memoriam Traian Vuia – 111 years”, organized at the European Parliament: Sometimes, it is difficult for us to see, through the daily mundane, those role models which shine bright and who offer their guiding light to us. Traian Vuia can successfully represent the perfect example and role model to […]

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 […]

22 June, 2016

DMAS meeting with Jordan and Lebanon Ambassadors: “It’s time for long term solutions, and we must shift from discussing principles to implementing projects”

Intervention during the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries on “Jordan and Lebanon Political role of both countries in the region while coping with a tremendous refugee influx from Syria and Iraq”: Recently, I hosted a debate in the European Parliament on the topic of the effectiveness of EU investments in its neighbourhood policy. […]