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Where do we go after Orlov Most [Eagle’s Bridge]?
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Were the Orlov Most protests the birth of a new Bulgarian civil society, a minority protest or a one-off event? What are the consequences of Orlov Most, is a new and proactive Bulgarian society emerging or was this merely a momentary blip, after which society will, on the whole, remain much as before?
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The future of the welfare state
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In a time of financial instability and ageing populations what is the way forward for the welfare states we have gotten used to. Do we need to cut them down or can they be retained through intelligent restructuring. If we do have to cut them back, what impact will this have on our societies?
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Will the EU be the death of democracy?
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With the bureaucratic dominance of EU institutions and during the appointment of a rash of technocrats throughout Europe, the question is being asked, is the EU model potentially a precursor to the death of European democracy? The Academy of Ideas contemplates how this can be resolved going forward.
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An evening of indignation
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As frustration builds in the wake of the financial crisis, more and more people are taking to the streets to voice their frustrations. How should we perceive these outbursts, are they the start of something new which will change our understanding of politics or more ephemera whose longevity is to be doubted?
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