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 […]

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 […]

5 February, 2016

Genocide of Christians in the Middle East region: if we don’t act today, it will be, once more, too late!

Yesterday, February 4th, 2016, European Parliament adopted with a large majority by a show of hands the joint motion for a “Resolution on the systematic mass murder of religious minorities by the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh’”. The document voted by the European Parliament has a special significance, especially for the Christian minority from the Middle East. The […]

22 November, 2015

The European Neighbourhood Policy is an opportunity for Romania in its relation with the countries from Eastern EU flank

Eleven years after the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was launched, under the pressure coming from the major changes in the countries south and east of the European Union (EU), but also because of the need to achieve more in the relation with the countries part of ENP, European Commission (EC) have come up with a […]

14 November, 2015

In these difficult times for France and for the whole Europe, Romania is in full solidarity with the French Nation, with whom we are connected in so many ways

We’ve all witnessed the tragic events from Paris, which once again have set Europe’s heart in mourning. There are no words to express the horror and anger we all feel in front of such actions, conducted by people that only find pleasure in the suffering of others. The amplitude and pattern of what happened last […]

2 November, 2015

European Parliament Resolution on electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens affects transatlantic relations exactly when we need them the most

During the recent Strasbourg plenary meeting, European Parliament (EP) voted upon a Resolution regarding electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens, a topic that issued a lot of debates all over Europe. Unfortunately, the final text suffered significant modifications in relation with the initial goal. As an effect of the pressure coming from the socialists and […]

9 October, 2015

Ramona Mănescu: Nobel Peace Prize 2015 – a strong message in support of dialogue, moderation and democracy as alternatives to war and radicalism.

Today’s decision of the Nobel Committee to award this year’s Nobel Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has shown a profound significance. It sends a very strong message in a time when war, conflicts and terrorism become a daily reality to so many. In December 2010, the Arab Spring was just emerging in the […]