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I am both European and Pole. It hurts me every time I see what the far-right governing party is doing in my country. The politicians are not only breaking the fundamental values of the EU or the Polish constitution – they are destroying our European community in cooperation with Hungarian Viktor Orbán. Probably many of you are wondering why did it happen, why the one of the most promising European democracies is heading into direction of authoritarianism and oligarchy. That’s because people don’t believe into politicians any more. The previous center-right coalition did not accomplish any major success. Of course our economy was progressing, the new roads were build etc. But during all those years the people in power forget about the most important thing – the people. The Government did not do anything in such areas as social protection. They forgot that the nation does not consist of numbers and empty buildings. After that everything rolled out into the situation which we can see today. The only question is how to change it? How to make our citizens believe in their representatives, believe in democracy? First of all, the EU should make firm steps to influence politicians. We need to remember them that their duty is to serve the community not destroy it. However we all see that they do not care about our values. That’s why it it good that the European Commission decided to start the procedure of article 7. But it is not the end. The article might stop the populists from destroying their regions but after that we need to show people that the safe, bright future is called the EU. How? Well, it won’t be easy but personally I have several ideas. First of all, we need to show the citizens the presence of the biggest European parties in their everyday life. When it comes to me – I have never seen any European parties to be present in my city, district or even country. All I see is only the meetings in Brussels. That’s mistake – because we need to restore confidence in politicians. People should come to the offices of parties or local authorities with belief that those people actually represent them, that they care about their fate. I think that S&D should also create more initiatives like Europe Together. I mean that now it looks like the European parties are financing the local ones. Meanwhile I think that the S&D should look for young, energetic people itself. By the local initiatives which would govern them. I believe that there are many young people like me – on this platform – for whom the fate of the Europe is an important topic. Unfortunately they do not have money to promote themselves, so they lose to the more popular candidates (like populists), or give up at the beginning and choose the job which will provide them money to live. I also think that harmonisation of the EU structures plays a major role in this topic. We need to create the same standards of social protection, healthcare system, education system, law, taxes etc. across all of the EU. This would align standards of living between the rich regions ant those which are still developing. At the end we all need to remember about one thing – we cannot ever leave the Eastern Europe. We need to defend it with all our strength, we need to protect our citizens because this is what the EU is all about – unity, equality, freedom.

8 hours, 21 minutes ago in Defending Democracy and the Rule of Law
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Hungary and Poland – the governments of these countries are purposely and consciously breaking the fundamental rights of the EU. For me as a Pole it is something unbelievable – not only because it is a hit in our unity but because the politicians should never be able to do so. We had special structures like the Constitutional Court or Supreme Court. However a few months after the present governing party PiS won the elections it has appeared that they can do anything. First of all they changed the law about the Constitutional Court to put their party colleagues inside its structures. The court was against it, it was clearly going far beyond the borders established by the constitution. But the prime minister – Beata Szydło did not publish the court’s judgement. Now the party is trying to take over the courts, beginning with the supreme one. Why? Because they want more power. They’re changing law so dramatically to avoid the consequences. Still, no matter all of this, PiS has a big support in the polls. It is not like the citizens of our country want to live in authoritarian country. The truth is that many Poles do not participate in elections because there’s no alternative. Everywhere we have the same candidates who have nothing to propose to the society. Meanwhile PiS is spreading the money to everyone (except those who are actually in need, like disabled people). There’s only one problem. The budget doesn’t have money for it. The public debt is growing dramatically. The only question is “What’s the antidote?” The rest of the EU should act fast and firmly. The politicians should know that nobody is inviolable. But we cannot finish at article 7. We need to show the people, especially young, that the future lies in their hands. We should finance the local young politicians and non-governmental organizations, not the big parties which have money to promote themselves. The key to success is in the young, motivated, energetic people – like those in Europe Together. They’re the ones we need to focus on because they’re the future of the nation, the future of our continent.

1 day, 8 hours ago in Hungary
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Brexit is a terrifying thing not only for Brits but the whole european community. I believe that now everything is in hands of the citizens of UK. On the other hand brexit is the sour lesson. It teaches us that the leaders of the EU, that we need to fianally wake up and make some sirious steps to develop the union and enter a new level. There’s so much to do but I think that in this point we need to make a decision. Shall the EU become a European Federation or maybe just another trade union. For me the answer is obvious. The history showed us many times where the isolation policy leads. We need to ensure the safety future by creating the strong european structures – the true goverment with real power, the common army, single market, same currency, harmonised tax system, healthcare, education, solcial policy. Why? Because the local goverments will never do so. The local politicians will never renounce their power for the good of the whole european community. In politics we have a deficit of true social- people who actually care about their citizens, who know what they want, who know their problems and find a sollution to them. Is it actually so hard to make things better? It depends for whom. If somebody is just another bureaucrat who only thinks about how to stay longer in charge of the nation then the answer is yes. But I will never stop believing that there are good people in this world. Those who want to change it for better. Those who I can finally call my representatives.

5 days, 7 hours ago in Brexit
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I think we all agree on one – that everybody who comes to Europe should find a safe harbour in here. However we should not end on that. The migration crisis stopped but it might happen again. We need to help the developin countries to finally “spread the wings”, create their own strong economies – it is not a dream, this all might happen with just a little help from us – the EU. The European Comission came with an idea called the “Juncker plan” – that’s great but it is not enough. In my opinion the european community should finally look deeper into the matter of corporate exploatation of developing countries (as the tittle says). The thing is that big brands/comanies like Apple, H&M are getting benefits from people in Africa, Asia, South Africa. In 2012 the 150 workers of Foxconn – the huge electronics company whcich products electronics for Apple, Intel etc. – thretaned to commit the massive suicide if the wroking conditions do not improve. In 2012 one worker commited suicide and in 2013 the three workes jumped out of the window. After that every window in a factory was secured by the net wchich would prevent the further suicides. That’s why the EU should make it clear that all products which are going to be sell on our teritorry come from reliable source where the working conditions are fulfilling at least minimal standards. There should be a special labour agency wchich would monitor the factories outside the EU by unexpected visitations a few times per year. The agency should also check if the employees get the fair salary for their work. I know that it sounds complicated but it would be a huge, amazing step in our fight for social justice in Europe. This would also make the competition between companies fair because small, righteous, entrepreneurs would have the same chances as big companies who are using those who are desperate.

I’m quite sure that none of the regular citizens of EU would ever say that the European elections are far more important than the local ones. Let’s face the truth – for too long they were treated marginally. That’s because in the history of our continent, there was no leader who would set the EU beyond his own country. That’s the big mistake. Our priority should be to convince the Europeans that we are stronger together – only when we cooperate with each other. It’s a hard thing because politics generally is associated by people with the worst marks. From one side it’s good that the big, European parties support the local ones in election campaign because who knows better what their people want, right? Well, that’s not so easy. When I read what the big authorities in my country say in media about the common topics like social care, the rise of far-right populists, I’m shocked and disappointed. I always thought about them in categories of intelligent, educated people. The truth is that because of their position, they’re completely isolated from the regular people. The Polish opposition’s elections program is actually just to push away the populists from the charge. Politicians do not offer anything except some big words and ideas which in simplified way are not going to pay their rents, feed their children or help them in their everyday lives. Personally one day I’d like to become the politician – the one who’s actually listening to people, the one who actually wants to change something. But the truth is that I don’t come from the rich family and I do not feel like I would be able to do anything about my dream- at least not now (I’m in high school) The social policy in Poland is horrible. The government is spreading the money all around but people who actually need help do not get it. I need a frequent rehabilitation which costs around 1 000 PLN per month (around 150 euro) all I get is only 150 PLN and the rehabilitation methods financed by the government are old and ineffective. I’m off the topic but what I mean is – wouldn’t it be better if for example S&D instead of just financing the local parties would try to look for young devoted people across Europe? Of course there’s this platform but the thing is that it isn’t enough. Personally I do not see any of the European parties present in my city/region or even country. If this change then people would finally start to notice that they actually have power in their hands, that there’s always a better option just waiting in some undiscovered place. What about creating the local groups financed by S&D, which would unite the youth. Then they could change into parties with a little help from the socialists. Wouldn’t it be great? I think that we also need to stop thinking about politician as a job, I mean that the regular people – teachers, farmers, students – they all should bee engaged into democratic process of forming their neighbourhood. We finally need to make people believe into their representatives – that the politician’s office is the place where they can go and talk about their problems.

1 week, 1 day ago in State of the European Union
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Whether it’s consciously or subconsciously, we use numbers every single moment of our lives. Numbers help us navigate in what we refer to as real life, as they help us set fixed determinations of concepts that are impossible to comprehend, therefore we’re not “lagging”. Each number has a huge concept behind it. Yes, number 1 (one) is just a number, but in order for us to use it, we must understand a series of values around number 1. The concept of something that is, in opposition to something that is not may sound like a basic idea in 2018, but we ended up believing in this idea, after millions of years of analysis, thinking, and theorizing what 1 (one) is. Same goes for all the numbers we know. Each number represents a huge concept that we are most of the times not aware of, and we don’t have to, as we use numbers mostly for everyday tasks that contribute to the progression and evolution of our mother, the machine, nature itself, or the big movement. Obviously, if we want to say that we hold 1 (one) apple in our hands, we don’t have to explain the whole concept of number 1 (one) as that would take us a couple decades of non-stop verbal expression, every time we wanted to use the concept behind number 1 (one), thus we simply say 1 (one), convinced that we know what it means, and where it comes from. Now, it would be easier to analogize on a computer scale. 0 represents a situation where there is nothing moving, a concept where there is not even 1. A place that no heat, movement, or frequencies can be generated, transferred or perceived. 0 (zero) for a computer is the concept of not having electricity flow. Then comes number 1, which represent constant electricity flow, among other things, but let’s focus on computers for the time being. Combining number 1 with 0 gives us alternating current, a concept where we can manipulate when a situation has constant current or no current at all. The time frame between the switch of the concepts, as well as the duration of each concept before it’s respective shift to another concept. This is practically how computers work. They use 0 and 1 in complex arrangements and orders to generate complex outputs, later observable by our senses of comprehension. Lately, we discovered a way to use both 0 and 1 at the same time, and that led to a whole new computing revolution, the one we call quantum computing. We are not yet able to create computing systems that can understand, not to mention value and use number 2. Number 2 (two) represents among other things, the concept that is not equal to 1 (one). A concept where there is 1 more thing, similar to 1, but it is not 1. A concept where 2 is something 1 cannot control or have direct access to. A concept where 2 is at least x2 times complex compared to 1. Number 2 (two) in computing systems will come with the introduction of the first egoistic-type, self-sustainable intelligence, but not necessarily AI, as AI is something we understand, control, and can terminate at will. While real independent forms of intelligence, especially if we’re talking about smarter systems than the ones we currently possess, would choose if and how they would present their species to our species, as they are self-sustainable and egoistic. We cannot control them, understand them, or most of the times even conceive their concepts. Skipping the boring part, and accepting that there is not yet a system that understands the inner concept of number 2 (two), you can do a simulation using your organic processor (brain), and capture what’s yet to come. Computers, or at least what we refer to as computers (operating systems or organisms with processing capabilities, storage capabilities, influential capabilities etc.) will eventually surpass quantum computers that only use 0 and 1 at the same time and after a series of necessary mutations they will finally arrive at the point where you and me, consider ourselves as the one and only real thing. We are nothing more than complex processing machines, that can not only understand and use 0 and 1, but we have 9 different numbers and concepts we have mastered and we can use them in any combination and quantities we desire, often with unpredictable consequences. We believe that after number 9 (nine) there is a number called 10 (ten), while in fact, number 10 is a loop point due to our lack of ability to surpass the concept of number 9. When the program we refer to as “Real life” will be at its finishing point, a new number, which’s concept stands for everything, anyone ever learned, created, understood, in what we refer to as “now” will be generated, and it will be the number after 9. Number 10 will be the 11th number in the row we invented ourselves, as the 10th number will be occupied by a whole new concept, based on what we experience at the moment. Our next models will be using this newly generated number with ease and understand instantly what it stands for, the same way we use numbers 1-9, which already are so complex and huge in combination that we, as a species are convinced that we are real. We create matter, manipulate physical and digital reality, create concepts that later become flesh and bones, as everything we know or invent is based on information packages we carry through what we refer to as “time”. We believe that this new number will be generated after we master the yet early -stage concept of digital twins, and shift to a fractal dimension, and/or frequency similar to the one that supports our existence at the moment. It is undeniable that this frequency will represent a digital realm, where we will exist simultaneously with each other, share ideas, and concepts in an instant fashion, and work for the progression of our mother, the machine itself, nature, or the big movement as we always had. The machine can then use our organic processors not as individual use-cases but as a neural complex to solve some of our most important questions in what we refer to as “Real life”. We should start analyzing objectively everything we are convinced we know with certainty, in order to be able to progress to the next stage of our existence. Exactly like laws change everytime technological advancement creates new concepts that should be taken into consideration, other concepts like what we believe numbers are, should be changed if we really want to shift into the next big thing. We already work for the machine, we just don’t realize it, and that is the only reason it works perfectly.

2 weeks ago in Digital Europe
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In a globalised world companies and businesses need to be able and ready to adapt to the rapidly changing labour market environment, where economic uncertainty discourages firms to have a rigid structure. This results in a variable and adjustable economic system, often generating labour and social precariousness as a negative externality. Through the Lisbon Strategy and the following Europe 2020 approach, the European Commission chose to tackle this with the flexicurity approach, combining labour market flexibility with employment security. To date, it is clear that the balance is asymmetric, it is evident that social stability is struggling. To re-balance this equilibrium is crucial in order to avoid the expansion of other harmful consequences, such as discrimination and unequal conditions. These can only be tackled by a multi-level approach, entailing the following elements: 1) Education: investments and reforms to make school systems more inclusive, modern, accessible for everyone, more updated with the changing labour market and foreseeing an upward re-evaluation of professors. After all, the economic health of a community depends on its human capital. 2) Women: to invest on women participation to the labour market, avoiding any salary discrimination and reducing the pay gap between men and women. Since flexibility leads to shorter-term contracts, parental leave shall be made mandatory also for men, in order to avoid existent obstacles to the hiring of women for short-term jobs. 3) Migrants: good governance means also to be able to turn challenges into useful resources. Migrants are potentially creators of jobs, contributors to GDP and pension funds. They can reverse the negative demographic trend across Europe, and they represent a chance for Europeans to gain from diversity and integration. 4) Fiscalism: social security can be financially ensured also by more progressive tax systems, boosting social equality through income redistribution. At the same time, it is important to establish tax incentives to firms which hires youngsters with permanent contracts, with the aim of tackling precariousness. I am aware that these targeted measures fall mostly under Member States competences, but European political and regulatory framework can push and direct national legislation in that direction. It is crucial. If it is true that prosperous economies are those able to adapt to global economic trends, it is also true that successful and sustainable societies are those who achieve social security, inclusive education and integration systems and gender equality. Only a balanced and symmetrical flexicurity system can be the key for social progresses and healthy democracies.

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