On the other hand, the leader of the Social Democrat Party, Mr. Mircea Geoana, brought Sir Anthony Giddens to support his political views and, of course, to gain more popularity by facilitating a debate with the well known British sociologist, ex-political adviser of Tony Blair, for the students. Mr. Giddens talked about “the third way”, the reformed social democracy as being the key for a bright future both for Romania and for the EU. His discourse was less propagandistic than Ms Watson’s. Even if leading persons from the Social Democrat Party stated they will ask his advice for their political program, Giddens denied any collaboration of this kind with the Social Democrat Party, stating that their relations are based on a “natural affinity” for the left ideology.
At the same time, Sir Anthony Giddens received the title of doctor honoris causa from the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, after a boring discourse of the Rector, Ms. Mihaela Vlasceanu.
As for the electoral campaign, apart of these conferences and a very few TV debates, you don’t even notice that we’re in the middle of it. Walking down the streets you rarely see a banner or a poster of a political party. Not to mention that most of our population doesn’t know exactly the date when the European Parliament elections take place. And from those who do know it, many don’t want to express their vote, not understanding the importance of these elections. Hopefully the things will get better, there are still two weeks to come till the elections.