Istota, przesłanki i perspektywy modernizacji Unii Europejskiej
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The European Union Modernization Essence, Rationale and Prospects
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The present article aims to answer a question whether the European Union needs another modification or rather its modernization is indispensable. The author proves that the European Union urgently needs modernization, i.e. updating its political system, decision making-process as well as domestic and foreign policy, but this must be wise, deliberate, well prepared and implemented consistently. The author highlights that the European Union cannot repeat Gorbachev’s or Putin’s mistakes, and the modernization cannot end with its erosion and decomposition because the consequences would be disastrous for Europe and the whole world. The main thesis of the article is a statement that, in order to modernize, the European Union urgently needs new axiology, more democracy and new visionaries, new type of leaders, moral and political authorities, idealistic people committed to this modernization. Obviously, as J.M. Fiszer highlights, the European Union also needs new reforms and new strategies with the citizens and their problems in the center of interest. The author writes that the European Union and Europe in general should offer the world its identity and take active part in the process of building a new multi-polar international system.
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