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“Europe is Not at War, Unless We Define the Front Line Within the EU”

Rufin Zamfir interviewed by Mircea Vasilescu for  Dilema Veche

April 2016

A review of Europe’s vulnerabilities from this perspective is a complicated endeavour because it is difficult to grade or differentiate these vulnerabilities according to their importance.

Read more at http://dilemaveche.ro/sectiune/tema-saptamanii/articol/europa-nu-este-in-razboi-decit-daca-definim-linia-frontului-in-interiorul-constructului-european-interviu-cu-rufin-zamfir

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We No Longer Live Under a Crystal Ball

By Oana Popescu

April 2016

Dilema Veche

We now have the same old reflex to turn to simplistic and inadequate explanations and solutions. We have embraced multiculturalism, but stripped it of its substance: the dialogue between cultures, that leads to reciprocal respect, understanding and acceptance, to cohabitation based on common principles and respect for European laws and values, with the aim to identify and consolidate what we have in common.

Read more at http://dilemaveche.ro/sectiune/tema-saptamanii/articol/nu-mai-traim-sub-un-glob-de-cristal

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Hooked on the Same Line – Do We Feel Safer or Freer? On the Costs of Cybersecurity

By Rufin Zamfir

February 2016

Adevărul

The problem is not one of looking into the need for a legal package to regulate cybersecurity, but one of identifying the best way to formulate norms and implementation methodologies, so that the package can also prove efficient. Is wire-tapping a fair price to pay for being protected?  

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/news/politica/legea-securitatii-cibernetice-analiza-swot-1_56bde6775ab6550cb8b936c8/index.html

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What to Pay Attention to in 2016 apart from Economic Trends

By Rufin Zamfir

January 2016

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GlobalFocus presents (a highly compressed version of) its analysis on geopolitical and geostrategic developments in the world. Far from us the intention to submerge into an exhaustive endeavour: the predictions collected below are based on the conclusions deriving from GlobalFocus activities throughout the past year, to which we add adjustments deriving from our – internal as well as external – collaborations with experts.  

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/international/in-lume/ultimularticol-previziuni-2016-sau-trebui-fimatenti-2016-atunci-nu-neconcentram-tendintele-economice-1_5694d62737115986c6682e82/index.html

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The Uncle That Fled to Germany, the Scary Refugee and the Collective Stockholm Syndrome

By Oana Popescu

September 2015

Adevărul

My uncle fled to Germany in 1986. He had a good life at home and did not experience persecution from the communists. My friends “took refuge” in Spain and Germany prior to 2007. They weren’t suffering of starvation, nor did they have the legal right to work or reside in the EU. Instead of holding others accountable to strict standards that we ourselves do not abide by, we should rather focus on efficiently managing a phenomenon that is here to stay.

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/international/europa/unchiul-fugit-germania-refugiatul-fioros-sindromul-stockholmcolectiv-1_55ec41f6f5eaafab2c519b5a/index.html