22 March, 2019

40 Years of Theocracy in Iran: Regional Policy and Global Ambitions

The banner of Hizballah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, hanging in Damascus, Syria can be the starting point of today’s discussions on Iran’s “Global Ambitions”, together with the security and economic challenges that result from this alliance.

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 […]