Georgiana Constantin
Georgiana Constantin
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Georgiana Constantin
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Georgiana Constantin is a Political Science Doctoral candidate at the University of Bucharest. She studied European and International Law at the Nicolae Titulescu University and writes for several online publications.
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No, Facebook should not submit to more regulation

No, Facebook should not submit to more regulation

  Recently, the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees questioned Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook with regard to the recent Cambridge Analytica data privacy breach scandal.The breach of personal data and privacy hits very close to home for most, as, in the age of technology, where surveillance capacities have become increasingly advanced over…

From Lisbon to Brexit- The EU Debate

From Lisbon to Brexit- The EU Debate

After the British vote to leave the European Union several debates have surfaced with regard to how the future of the Union should look. This is, of course, not a recent development. Since its inception there have been debates with regard to how it should function and whether it should be an economic union, a confederacy or a super state. The dialogue has been similar to the one carried out…

“Unplugged Skills”: The Need to Live beyond Technology’s Limitations

“Unplugged Skills”: The Need to Live beyond Technology’s Limitations

It would seem as if there is an electrical outlet for everything from one’s toothbrush to their car now. Society is in continuous technological progress. Advances in scientific and technical knowledge have extended and improved our lives. Most of us live in comfort only afforded to kings a few centuries ago and with capabilities they could not have imagined. And with all the new technology…

The Essence of Europe’s Soul

The Essence of Europe’s Soul

Europe is an old continent. It is full of history and tradition. And every country has its own stories, legends, customs, and celebrations. One cannot mistake France for Germany or Greece for Luxembourg. Although European nations share a history and indeed, commonalities, they are quite distinct and independent in their identity. This, of course, is part of the continent’s charm. It is a…

Eastern Europe's Exodus

Eastern Europe's Exodus

  Eastern Europe is dealing with an exodus. Many hard-working people find it difficult to live in the Eastern European systems and choose to leave. Some return and try to affect change in their countries by applying new skills acquired abroad. Many do not, however. Once they have built families abroad they are connected to their adoptive countries. They make a good living. For them, there…

Setting the stage: From the Nuclear Family to the Minister of Loneliness

Setting the stage: From the Nuclear Family to the Minister of Loneliness

  Society has always struggled to keep a balance in the trajectory of its progress. Olden familial structures were made up of parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren, and, as difficult as living close to a greater number of relatives may be, this situation brought with it a certain sense of security. At the least, one could say that they did not feel lonely. Soon the situation…

Telecommute and Video Games – On the Future of Work

Telecommute and Video Games – On the Future of Work

Today, many new paths are being created towards financial security and professional accomplishments. The market allows for numerous choices. And the effects are seen throughout society. Certain people love jobs which involve a lot of traveling. Some, on the contrary, prefer to be in an office environment. Others want or need to stay at home. Those in the latter category, however, sometimes dread…

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” C.S. Lewis  The present  There is much to be said on the subject of today’s world, even though events happen much in the same way as they have been happening since the dawn…

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

BOOK REVIEW European Disunion The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe By Todd Huizinga Encounter Books, New York 2016 HC, 250 pages, $23.99 978-159403789-4   Could the European Union, for many a symbol of freedom and cooperation, be viewed from a perspective other than that of a union of states concerned with keeping international…

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

                        On December 5th, 2017 Romania’s former ruler, King Michael the 1st passed away. Many Romanians grieve his death and the loss of the monarchy. It was not by choice that they were left without it and it certainly was a painful experience, especially…

Double taxation: A hindrance to progress

Double taxation: A hindrance to progress

Whether or not one believes that the government is entitled to their money by way of levying taxes, such obligations are a part of everyone’s lives. Unfortunately, sometimes simple taxes become incresingly complicated and the process of paying them leaves one feeling more helpless and frustrated than usual. I’m not referring here to the most obvious of such cases, progressive…

Nap pods: A Strategy for ‘Smart Business’

Nap pods: A Strategy for ‘Smart Business’

The productivity driven 21st century calls on all to give the most and highest quality labor in the workforce. It is understood that, once at work, the sole focus of the day is resolving the tasks at hand. This is the case, despite what people might experience in their personal lives or how they are feeling during any particular day. Unfortunately, as probably everyone is familiar with the lack…

The Age of the Blockchain

The Age of the Blockchain

In a time when cyberspace is increasingly present in one ‘s life, it comes as no surprise that innovation in this area only adds more value to the online environment. Governments, companies, individuals, everyone has a cyber footprint and the need to operate online. From work to entertainment and even medical services, most of our lives take place on the web. On this platform which has…

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

Technology and ethics: An imperative 21st century debate

                                 We live in an age of technological advancement. Medical procedures are becoming safer and more sophisticated, life expectancy is going up, and the overall material comfort of life is increasing. With such…

Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

Subtitles: A Useful Tool in Second Language Aquisition

  Europe is a continent of many languages. Whether it is the European Union’s constant strive to teach multilingualism or individual European countries’ need to engage in multilingual environments, it is clear that speaking more than one’s native language is a must for Europeans. Being bilingual has many benefits for one’s health, such as better memory, stronger…

In an age of long lives, living well matters.

In an age of long lives, living well matters.

  As civilization moves forward in its ever-hurried pursuit of technological advancement it is important to remember that there are other sides of human existence which matter, and should not be allowed to wither. When looking at the number of years most of us will spend on the planet, they add up to quite a lot, especially compared to how long our ancestors were expected to live. However,…

Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

Homeschooling: A Right to Choose

There are countries around the world where people are allowed to choose an alternative to the traditional educational system for their children. This includes the concept of homeschooling. The country perhaps best known for this is the USA. And here, it seems that colleges are quite eager to accept homeschoolers. In fact, some of the best schools in the US are very much seeking students of such…

The Right to Rock the Cradle: A Lesson in Stability

The Right to Rock the Cradle:  A Lesson in Stability

  “Blessings on the hand of women!     Fathers, sons, and daughters cry, And the sacred song is mingled     With the worship in the sky — Mingles where no tempest darkens,     Rainbows evermore are hurled; For the hand that rocks the cradle     Is the hand that rules the world.” William Ross…

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

 “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.”  Robert Kiyosaki The importance of financial education should not be underestimated. It is critical for young people to learn how to take care of…

The future’s in the garbage patch

The future’s in the garbage patch

  It does not matter to which part of the political spectrum one adheres, what religion they have or how much time they spend outdoors when considering the question of waste management. It is most likely quite clear to everyone that they prefer to breathe fresh air and live in a place that is clean and free from pollution. Unfortunately, there are circles where it has become almost taboo…

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

  In a world living life in the “fast lane”, many will find it hard to achieve a balance between career and personal life. Most of one’s youth is spent trying to build themselves up professionally. And most of one’s old age is expected to be spent reaping the fruits of earlier labor. Yet, might there be more to the equation? We know the impact which diet has on our…

Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

                           There is something very special in Europe which brings its people together in a cheerful and harmonious way, while also helping it pass down generations worth of life enhancing wisdom. It is something which can probably only be appreciated when one no longer has access to it. I am referring to…

To be or not to be European?

To be or not to be European?

This article will be the first in a series entitled "Lessons from the US: What Europe can learn from the US and the mistakes it needs to avoid." If we are serious about building a better future for the European continent we cannot avoid looking at what policies and ideas have worked or failed, both at home and abroad, throughout history.  The US, one of the most powerful nations…

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