Comeback from the future

Starting 2010 I’ve travelled to Finland several times and constantly kept an eye on its way forward. Meanwhile I’ve lived and worked abroad and somehow convinced myself that my home country Romania is on its right track itself – moving slowly, but it would eventually get there.

Never in the past years have I experienced such a dire feeling that, maybe, it won’t, than when I got back from ...  (continue reading)

Reminders

As I set out to write this piece – just a few hours before deadline – as any respectable and most likely overworked journalist does, I stop to read a piece in The Guardian, on how Finland had managed to reduce homelessness, by making housing unconditional, as a necessary condition to start fixing all the other broken things in your life. Since the launch of the Housing First programme, in 2008, ...  (continue reading)