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We are optimistic for 2014

The European Union has been faced with mounting problems in 2013. As in 2012 and 2011. Coming down to the year-end accountings, what is left for the Union is a mixing taste of hopefulness and deception for the deeds and the wrongdoings. The year 2014 will be the year of the elections for the European Parliament, a democratic process that we need to preserve and enrich in the years to come. It is certain that the European Union has a democratic deficit problem, as it is equally certain that the EU is moving ahead to a silent institutional reform.
This institutional reform is a unique bottom-up process; a vital necessity for the future of the Union as well as a vital prerequisite for the survival of the Union and the fulfillment of the notion of participatory democracy. The elections for the European Parliament have and need to be linked with the […]

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