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.