The social scientist in me is criyng for a basic discourse analysis of post-communist citizens' FaceBook statuses today. But my 6 to-do are screaming even louder. 06.01.2011 or 6 in 1 - my burning tasks in a single day - that is. Which-ever. So why pick on it today? Because it's a blogger's job to leave aside her x tasks and say: “hey, what's going on?
On October 17th, newspapers presented Angela Merkel’s statement regarding German multiculturalism: an ‘utterly’ failure and that the idea of people happily living ‘side by side’ is mostly a metaphor.
Gabriel Bejan on the festering wounds of Romania's revolution (România Liberă)
Twenty-one years ago on December 21 violent protests against the Ceauşescu regime began in Bucharest which hailed the end of the dictatorship.
On December 1st -among others' Romania's birthday- I thought a translation of a related article, by Bradford University Professor Tom Gallagher might do! I would have shared some thoughts on the event, if there was any... at least in Vienna.
'Eu mi-aş băga/ Graniţa-n raniţă/ Ţara în raniţă/ Şi... gata!'
'I would stuff/ My country into my backpack/
My border into my backpack/ And... that's it!'
Ode to Absurdistan can be YouTubed @
On 26 April 2006 Oxford Times made the point that 'the edges of Europe have much to teach us' - with reference to 'The Island'.
“signature collection rules which vary significantly between countries and a too-short deadline will make it difficult for an ECI to succeed. A ban on treaty amendments and unclear Commission response to a successful ECI will discourage ECIs on many of the most important topics facing the EU. Unless these are changed, the ECI could become a PR tool rather than a real democratic instrument.
On November 9, the National Audiovisual Council of Romania legally entered “the press' mouth” - in the Constitution Square, for 2 full hours. “The Anti-abuse protest” was organized as a result of repeated fines imparted by the media authority on allegedly unjustified bases.
I was a writer for this Bucharest cafebabel.com blog for a couple of months - at the end of 2007 - immediately afterwards I left for an Internship in Brussels, which overwhelmed my capcity to deliver. During the years that followed, I lost
enthusiasm toward the power of the written word.
Today was the first working day for the 35 euro-parliamentarians, intended to represent Romania in the European Parliament after the elections on 25th of November. The winner of these elections was the Democratic Party that sent to the European Parliament the biggest number of euro deputies, that is 13.