About Me

I believe in dreaming big and working hard: bright eyes, brave hearts and a touch of perfectionism drive the world.

As somebody who at the age of 19 launched and headed an educational non-profit organisation which now gathers over 100 students, I'm convinced that limits exist only in our heads. We, humans, are invincible. Over the last two years, I have been travelling the world (I've lived in 4 countries) and passionately advocating for causes close to my heart as part of global non-profit organisations. Things change with the speed of the light, but my passion for writing has stood the test of time. 

Writing has been my passion since early childhood. I published my first article in a local newspaper at the age of 13. Words are powerful. Words are impactful. One of my articles was shared over 16000 times and was translated into 10 languages. The scope of my interests ranges from international trade to stoicism and the study of emotional intelligence. I think that everything in the world is interconnected and enjoy building connections between seemingly incompatible issue areas. Let's prove those who don't believe we can wrong!

Two UK rail stations make top ten list passenger friendly in Europe

Consumer Choice Center's European Railway Stations Index 2021 which I co-authored was featured here. The Consumer Choice Center launched its second annual European Railway Station Index, highlighting the top 50 railway stations in Europe ranked by passenger-friendliness. The index should be used to inform both consumers and administrators as to who is doing the best job accommodating passengers.

St Pancras loses its crown as the best railway station in Europe

Consumer Choice Center's European Railway Stations Index 2021 which I co-authored was featured in the Daily Mail. London’s St Pancras station has lost its crown as the best railway station in Europe to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. Researchers looked at 51 of the biggest stations across Europe and scored them on factors including the number of domestic and international destinations served, platform access and the quality of dining options.

European Railway Station Index 2021

I co-authored the Consumer Choice Center's second annual European Railway Index 2021. The coronavirus crisis has significantly restricted the freedom to travel in Europe and globally. Long train voyages have now become just a memory for most of us. However, with the pace of the vaccine roll-out progressing, there is every reason to be optimistic about regaining our freedom to travel this summer. As consumers across Europe rush to book business trips and vacations, our European Railway Index will come in handy.

Portugal’s push for the EU-Mercosur agreement is excellent news for consumers | The Conservative

On January 1st, Portugal took over the EU’s rotating presidency and has already signalled its willingness to push for the EU-Mercosur agreement. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said that Portugal will finalise the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement process, which began in June 2019 when the EU Commission agreed on the deal with the South American bloc.

Maria Chaplia: In Ukraine, we should talk more about ideas | - Ukraine's Global Voice

Ukraine’s greatest failure as a country is a lack of vision. Where have we come from and where are we heading? What future do we want, and what role should the state play in it? From building roads to reforming the healthcare and justice systems and, above all, fighting corruption, our shared efforts to build a better country have been woefully fragmented and incomplete. One doesn’t become successful without having at least a vague notion of what success is.

To beat cancer in Europe, let’s give vaping a chance | The Conservative

The European Union’s Beating Cancer plan is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle cancer by embracing innovation and consumer choice... By following the footsteps of the UK, France, Australia, and New Zealand, we can further achieve our goals by endorsing vaping as a harm reduction tool with incredible potential to help reduce health-associated risks. By doing so, the EU could ensure a better future for smokers.
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