A successful EU

In order to grow in all teritorial member units, each of it has to be treated objectively and helped to redefine its basic characteristics. First, a team of specialists in economy, marketing, finances, hr etc. has to analize the present situation in detail. Then, the strategic objectives must be set, planned and quantified in order to ensure the achieving of our main purpose: the increase of all the important indicators used in all aspects of our life. The locals have to know and believe the strategy in order to work for it, being guided and supported the whole time by the above mentioned team. Each unit has its pluses, values, specific resources and even if these aren’t sufficient, there are always innovative alternatives, already discovered or even undiscovered yet. There’s always a set of solutions, provided motivation and grit already exist. If we truly desire that Europeans live similar satisfactory lives, no matter in which country they’re located, then more action is what needs to be done as fast as possible. Each area will require a team of inspirational and transforming leaders, both male and female (50% each gender), of all age segments, to be the locomotives of the locals. In conclusion – there’s no target to high, just undetailed ones and/or handed to unsuitable people (plus the Elvis Presley song: A little less conversation, a little more action ;).
8 months ago in EU Cohesion Policy
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Thank you for your comment and valuable input, Cristina! Continue debating with us your ideas on the Future of Europe. You will be informed at the end of August if you have been chosen to fly to Valencia to present your idea during the Together event.

7 months, 4 weeks ago in EU Cohesion Policy

Good comment Cristina! However we live in paradoxical time when LESS action and more conversation is necessary. Europe is currently going through the age of unprecedented economic, cultural and legal prosperity. European Union is truly moral superpower of the world, in a same time Union is maintaining keys to the World economy, and has trillions and trillions of Dollars(or euros) annual turnover. Problem is that we, as European’s dont seem to know what to do with it. Current day Europe is like a person who worked hard whole life, lost was mistreated in numerous occasion, has been victim of violence, and then, suddenly patented an invention and became celebrity billionaire overnight – without knowing what to do with wealth, pover and fame. Its time to sit down and carefully talk over where we all came from,from historic perspective, where we are going, what are objectives and what are the tools to achieve it. Inviting “professionals” to do the thinking instead of all of us would not work-using my allegory of suddenly wealthy person, hiring economists and other academics for advise is like hiring army or consultants to find ut wat t do with own wealth and power. In best case scenario they will endlessly argue with one another on your payroll , in worst case will embezzle funds. BreXit is a best example what can happen when people rely on the notion, that common sense and obvious , evident achievement will sort things out by itself, and allow celebrity demagogue to do all the talking. Nicholas Gabrichidze

7 months, 3 weeks ago in EU Cohesion Policy

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