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Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
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cover_SR_EUEditor: Mario Munta

Authors: Piers Ludlow, Jacob Thaler, Dorin Chiritoiu, Mira Alexander, Emma Donnachie, Cedric Algoed, Svetlana Slavcheva, Thomas Straubhaar, Hanne Cokelaere, Izza Tahir, Gianna Merki, Andrej Stefanovic

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“Many thought the EU was finished after Brexit but that is not the case,” said Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi during a joint press conference with his French and German counterparts on the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi. This symbolic meeting on the 22nd of August 2016 was a prelude of sorts ahead of the informal EU summit in Bratislava in September this year. Reassuring the rest of the club that EU’s disintegration is out of question is the least this trio could have done after a shocking decision by the Britons to leave the EU. But the future is uncertain, and even the most opinionated pundits hesitate to predict anything with certitude. Still, nearly everyone agrees – the European project needs a revamp, one way or the other.

A crisis-ridden EU has sparked many debates. Is the EU becoming more intergovernmental? Should it integrate more deeply (with a fiscal union)? Is disintegration or policy dismantling a real concern? These are only some of the questions frequently asked. More or less Europe, better or worse Europe – the outcome might ultimately boil down to two factors. On the one hand, it will depend on the ability of European leaders to continue fostering a consensus-generating culture (which has been seriously undermined by the refugee crisis). On the other hand, this time the architects of the future must not forget to actively include citizens in the process. At the end of the day, the only thing that could be said about the EU with a fair amount of certainty is that – it will reform. It always has been reforming and it most likely would have continued to, regardless of the Brexit. Take the Five Presidents’ Report or last years’ Macron-Gabriel sketch to further integration as cases in point.

The purpose of this Special Report is to imagine an EU of tomorrow. In front, you will find 9 op-ed contributions grouped into two thematic blocks – one group of op-eds considers the fate of individual policies and policy areas, whereas the other debates how democracy in the EU should be envisaged. Flanked by the block of op-eds on individual policy areas and EU democracy generally, two interviews – one with Professor Thomas Straubhaar from the University of Hamburg and the other with Professor Piers Ludlow from the London School of Economics (LSE) will talk over the general course of European integration post Brexit.

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  1. Bidzina Savaneli 03/02/2017 at 2:49 pm #

    26 March, 2016
    The Newspaper ”Republic of Georgia”

    To the President of Republic of Georgia
    Mr. George Margvelashvili

    Mr. President!

    The next day after your election as President, you have underlined that the post-Soviet era is ended.
    Ended or not?!
    The main reason of government’s failure, is that the government is mainly is engaged arresting of criminal gang’s members of old government of M. Saakashvili, while many victims of politically persecuted by the Saakashvili’s sadistic regime are in extreme-poverty. Among them are hundreds of prominent scientists, lecturers and public figures.
    The classic example is the outstanding scientist, former lecturer and public figure – Mr. Bidzina Savaneli, who since 1998 is persecuted on the political grounds.
    The Editorial Board of the newspaper “Republic of Georgia” completely supports his personality.
    Everyone in Georgia knows Mr. Savaneli’s academic TV speeches, which in contrast of many others, always based on the documentary materials of International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations. That is the reason why Mr. Savaneli’s pedagogical activities are strictly prohibited in Tbilisi State University and other Universities to this day.
    The current evidence of Mr. Savaneli’s scientific success is published in Germany his monograph: “Global Order or Global Disorder, Lambert Academic Publishing, vol.1 (31 January 2014) and vol.2 (12 February 2014), in English, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2014, in which he suggests World Peace Synergic Model towards Implementation of Plan of Mutual Dialectical Transformation of World Legal Order and World Positive Law as Guaranty of Spiral, Evolutionary and Endless Development of Humankind. Moreover, published in Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences Mr. Savaneli’s article was recognized as the “Extraordinary Achievement” by the Universal Impact Factor for year 2013, as well as – “Parameters of Transformation of Space and Time in Human Being in the Light of Synergetic Theory” (see: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences MCSER Publishing, Rome-Italy, Vol. 5, No 27, December 2014, pp. 1746-1767).
    In 2016, was published a monograph, which the reviewer was rated as the pioneering scientific work on the border of physics, mathematics, genetics, anthropology, sociology and law (see: Bidzina Savanelli, 2016, Creative Transformation of Synergy and Homeostasis of Nature in the Peaceful Development of Humankind. Category: Physics, Human, Society, pages 343, in English, Rome, Italy. Main themes: timelessness of space and temporality of time; pure energy constancy, inconstancy and entropy of matter; order and disorder; mathematical basics of normative order; male’s genetics, terrorism and bioethics; harmonization of natural and human sciences; applicability of synergetic and homeostasis of the natural space to the human society and State; rule of human rights law instead of rule of law and prevention of environmental disorders).
    Before that, New York Academy of Sciences underlined that “Bidzina Savaneli is recognized as an Authority of the Philosophy of Law and founder of International Human Rights Education in Georgia. He was published the first Manual in the History of Georgia: Universal Human Rights Law.” (Excerpt from Update, New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, March, 2003, p. 14).
    Despite of above mentioned Mr. Savaneli is in extreme poverty. His monthly pension is $ 85.
    Being the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia you, in script-reply to Mr. Savaneli, wrote: “The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia expresses deep respect for you as a renowned scientist and prominent public figure, and we urge you to take all means to come to an agreement between universities and you.”…
    The question is: Mr. President what did you mean under words: “all means”(?!).
    Mr. George, obviously that it is a suspiciously hint!!!

    Guram Gogiashvili, Responsible Editor of the Newspaper ”Republic of Georgia”

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