From the Editor-in-Chief
Being the editor in chief can be both exciting and confusing. The role is often a catchall position and it is difficult to describe exactly what your responsibilities are. As to my profession, I am journalist, international relations expert and researcher. In my career so far, I have dealt with publishing studies on diplomacy and international negotiations, giving lectures on African Studies and International Affairs. I worked as an advisor on political and diplomacy issues. Multiculturalism and working in the international environment was always a big part of my life.
“In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival.” Noam Chomsky
Back to the point, when launching a new magazine, a lot of questions are to be answered straight away, but perhaps the most important one, is why our magazine is different from others and what novelty it brings. Perhaps the most significant difference between us and other participants in the market, is that there has never been a magazine collecting information and providing insights about European diplomatic and economic processes and thereby informing those who represent and influence these processes. We also distinguish ourselves by the distribution; it is unique in the sense that it covers the entire European Union and more. There is always a need for information, it has a crucial role. The most important treasure of our century is information. It is the responsibility of the press to always provide information, in all circumstances and to be the flag-bearer of a free information flow. Our aim is to achieve this on both diplomatic and economic field, duly to the challenges of the 21st Century.
Of course, I worry about what I can bring to the job, and how I can advance the mission of this magazine. However I hope that through the space we provide for opinion, accompanied with the thought of diplomats and business people from different countries whom share their own individual and their countries’ views in different topics, we can bring you valuable journalism. Besides these, professional and cultural events are presented in our magazine. With all of these our goal is to form a bridge and thereby bring diplomatic, economic and social actors closer together. Join us as our partner in this cross-border co-operations.
Erik Molnár, Jr.
Editor in Chief