Monthly Archives: February 2013

When Human Memory Becomes Disposable: From Handwriting to Hand-Typing

“A chosen society of philosophers, men of a liberal education and curious disposition, might silently meditate, and temperately discuss in the gardens of Athens or the library of Alexandria, the abstruse questions of metaphysical science. The lofty speculations, which neither … Continue reading

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Europe’s Tax Evasion: Who’s the Fairest of All?

How many customers get their fiscal receipt without clearly asking for it? Is it the norm or common sense to get it? According to fiscal laws, yes, you should have it before exiting the premises where you paid for a … Continue reading

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Bulgarian and Romanian Civil Society Street Propaganda: Who’s Got the Best?

Geographically, they are sharing Romania’s Southern border, the floating troubled Danube and the Black Sea. Politically, they have entered as two impatient newlyweds into the European Union enlargement process managing to integrate some larger EU stamped borders in 2007. Both … Continue reading

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EU Revolving Doors (II): European Ombudsman Investigation in the case of Petra Erler / Günther Verheugen

Previous article on EU Revolving Doors (I) / Günther Verheugen, Honoris Causa in Romania: Go Frack Yourself, Activists Said I was mentioning in an earlier post that the European Ombudsman has issued a press release last week that it will … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Work for the United Nations and Top Your Tan in the Maldives?

Are you still dreaming, like so many others around here, of landing the perfect job in a breathtaking sunny location with the task of making the world a better place as your top priority? The UN might just give you … Continue reading

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EU Revolving Doors / Günther Verheugen, Honoris Causa in Romania : Go Frack Yourself, Activists Said

Talking about active civil society in Romania today… Several protesters gathered today in Cluj-Napoca at Babes-Bolyai University ready to tone down the somewhat exclusive ceremony in which Government officials, the whole array of ministries in office, Orthodox clergy and local … Continue reading

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Fasnacht: Basel Swiss Carnival

A week after most masquerades around the globe have shut down, the Swiss town of Basel is revving its engines for Fasnacht, the only Protestant carnival in the world. Around since at least the 14th century, this European folk secret … Continue reading

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Kosovo Independence: Should the United Nations Promote Democracy?

President Atifete Jahjaga  has said in a televised address that Kosovan independence was “irreversible” and that “the republic of Kosovo is an irrefutable reality.” Speaking on February 17 as Kosovo began marking five years since it broke away from Serbia, … Continue reading

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