What is the world we live in and what kind of society would we like to live in?

We live in a world of increasing economic division both between and within countries.

The epidemic of instability, conflicts and violence, terrorism and ethno-religious clashes conquered the new century as well.

The modern world lives under the sign of global terrorism. This means that the world is divided into two parts, each of which sees a threat to its existence and survival in the face of the other. This fact in itself suggests a new approach, different from the one we have been used to in recent decades, in the formation of which a number of factors play a large role.

Humanity is faced with a number of global issues related to the political systems and governance model of different countries. Evidence of this is the crisis of traditional democracies – monarchies or republics, as well as the rise of nationalist parties in Europe.

The configuration of the world’s main political and economic actors has already changed. The new world order imposed by multinational companies serves the interests of a small group of super-rich privileged world elites who determine the development of economic and political processes.

The old geopolitical institutions, nation-states, national traditions, markets, laws and borders, religions, ideologies and cultures impede the advance of transnational capital. Its goal is the creation of weak and fragmented multi-ethnic states, with minimal economic and political potential and limited sovereignty, the establishment of a new world order and unified world governance.

 “It is namely the manner, in which we use the words “democracy” and “democratic management” which is the reason for the greatest misunderstandings. If the content of these words is not fully and precisely clarified and if consent is not stated with regard to the definitions, the lives of the people will pass under the sign of confused ideas and tyrants and demagogues will make use of that.”


                                                                                    Alexis de Tocqueville

The nation-state is becoming a mere security service for mega companies that do not feel the need for direct governance. Democracy is transformed into a system for concealing elitist decisions, and parliamentarism is only one useful tool for imposing dominance over specific national entities competing for the favor of global elites. Patriotism has no place in their value system.

Traditional democracy is in crisis. The reasons for this are rooted in the essence of the political system and the parties themselves. The word “party” is usually associated with corruption, personal accounts, political and economic interests. The party establishes the dominance of the elected over the electors, of the authorized over those who authorize them, of the delegated over those who delegate them. Party leaders often seek to perpetuate their power by hiding behind democratic elections. Parties usually obey the “iron law of oligarchy”, building in them an anti-democratic self-producing oligarchic structure, even if their official structure is democratic.

Parliamentary parties often become hostages of group corporate interests. It is therefore absurd that democracy should be left only in the hands of a small group of MPs – usually party functionaries, seeking power very often for personal gain.

The elite has assumed responsibility for the executive function. It formulates and plans public interests. The ordinary citizen is a “spectator” who does not participate in decision-making, except that s/he may occasionally choose one or another member of the elite.

We believe that one of the ways out of the increasingly clearly emerging contradictions in the existing propagated and advertised democracy is direct democracy.

True democracy must be based on such organizational structures that allow individual citizens to be well informed and to participate in decision-making, to formulate ideas and programs for the development of society, to participate in their implementation and control. Without such organizational structures, the governance of society remains the privilege of the political elite. The possibilities of the common man are severely limited because s/he is excluded from fundamental decisions in the political, economic and social spheres. The way out of all this is in direct democracy.


Therefore, the role of civil society is particularly important for the Direct Democracy European Movement. Its structures are a natural and necessary corrective to the ruling political class.

Civil society, in our opinion, is that form of society in which the private interest and personal sphere of man is the basis of the system of relations. We accept that private property is the material substance of civil society, and freedom is the spiritual substance. The main social regulators for us are law and morality.

The Direct Democracy European Movement makes efforts to build individuals and societies, bearers of moral values that unite and not divide people.

We want to form positions, ask questions and lead debates. The aim of the Direct Democracy European Movement is to face the problems of the modern world and to provoke intellectual, political and economic discussions. The development of political processes in Europe and the world shows the need to rethink the essence of the current political system. This is likely to be a difficult and lengthy process. The only thing that can be said for sure is that for the foreseeable future national identity and positive nationalism will be powerful, enduring and constructive forces.

The Direct Democracy European Movement offers a new vision of political solidarity based on the principles of direct democracy.

The Direct Democracy European Movement is not a political formation. Its ambitions are not related to participation in political elections.

The movement will send spiritual messages to the people of different continents, conduct dialogue and work for understanding between all peoples, for their public, economic and social prosperity.

One of the directions in the activity of the movement will be the holding of discussions on the ideas of democracy and their interpretation in Europe and the world, according to the national specifics of individual countries.

The Direct Democracy European Movement will work to resolve conflicts in the modern world by peaceful means, to reject all forms of aggression and interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, to eliminate the gap between starving and satisfied societies, against racism and xenophobia, terrorism and any kind of extremism.

We will work on a new project to implement the national foreign policy interests of Bulgaria – through full integration into the European Union, along with the development of a mutually beneficial basis for relations with our traditional partners and other countries from the Organization of Independent States, Arab and African countries, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Iran, China, the countries of Latin America and all other countries that treat Bulgaria with respect and wish the well-being of both their and Bulgarian citizens. The Direct Democracy European Movement will work together with similar movements around the world. It will look for like-minded people among various political formations and non-partisan structures, intellectuals, spiritual leaders, women’s and youth organizations.

Bulgaria today has the historic chance to become not a field of collision between different civilizations, but a bridge between the West and the East with their economic opportunities and cultural traditions… There are a number of reasons to expect the gradual creation of a new geopolitical and economic space. The development of the processes in this direction would put Bulgaria in a balanced position in the implementation of the exchange not only of views and ideas, but also of people, goods and capital.

The Direct Democracy European Movement declares itself against the ideology and practice of military-political globalism, which condemns small states to play the role of satellites and instruments in the hands of the global and regional politics of the “great powers”.

The Direct Democracy European Movement does not accept the thesis that future conflicts in the world will be on a cultural and religious basis. It will send spiritual impulses to countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and Latin America, seek rapprochement and interaction between different civilizations, explore and discover the positive in the points of contact between Christianity and other world religions, opposing the aggressive tendencies in them.

Religious prejudices can be one of the serious obstacles to understanding other cultures. Therefore, a deeper understanding of fundamental religions and ways of their interaction must be sought. It is known that the need for reconciliation has long been talked about. This process is incredibly complex. Religions can find commonalities in, for example, that all three major religions honor Abraham as their ancestor. Abraham means Father of Nations. He is not a Jew, he is not a Christian, he is not a Muslim, he is simply a man dedicated to God.

In order to prevent conflicts, it is necessary to move towards the construction of an integrating identity, the core of which consists of a common set of values that bind us regardless of differences, and to which the eyes of millions of people of different religions are turned.

However, the conflict between cultures is primarily a conflict of different interests, worldviews and value systems. It is known that different civilizations have different priorities regarding citizens and the state, rights and obligations, responsibilities, and freedom. Differences in priorities also determine the fundamental difference in terms of the cost of human life. This price is different in different countries, but it could be transformed into a spirit of understanding and tolerance.

The source of the crisis at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, for example, is the broken harmony between man’s way and ability to create material and spiritual goods and man’s way and ability to distribute and use these goods on a global scale and on the scale of his/her country reasonable, fair and constructive way. Before us there are two worlds on the same planet – one fast and one slow, moving in non-intersecting orbits and in opposite directions. One is still struggling to cope with hunger, the other – spanning North America and parts of Europe and Asia – is entering cyberspace. The gap is not only between wealth and technology on the one hand and poverty on the other, but also in the way of thinking. This is the great problem for the future of humanity.

The realization of mutually beneficial economic relations at the beginning of the 21st century is of great importance both for interpersonal relations between people from different countries and for mutual understanding between countries.

The Direct Democracy European Movement will work for the development and implementation of projects in the field of the real economy, based on the common interests of specific countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Bulgarian industrial and commercial companies, will assist in the implementation of investment projects of countries from these regions in other European countries.

The Direct Democracy European Movement will work in close cooperation with the various foreign ethnic communities in Bulgaria, will assist in their integration into Bulgarian society, for their adequate representation in the public space. Their image in the Bulgarian media is now one-sided and mostly in a negative direction. The movement will oppose all forms of discrimination on religious and ethnic grounds. Will work in close cooperation with the various foreign ethnic communities in Bulgaria, will assist in their integration into Bulgarian society, for their adequate representation in the public space. Their image in the Bulgarian media is now one-sided and mostly in a negative direction. The movement will oppose all forms of discrimination on religious and ethnic grounds.

The Direct Democracy European Movement will attract proven actors from the field of Bulgarian and foreign culture, journalists, political scientists sympathetic to the idea of dialogue between civilizations. It will maintain contacts with similar structures abroad. The movement will send spiritual messages for understanding and cooperation, for dialogue based on common human values and mutual enrichment of cultures in the modern world.

The future is open and unpredictable. It contains many threats, but also many hopeful possibilities.

The way out depends on each of us.

Because the future of humanity is connected with dialogue and cooperation between different civilizations, with a transition from the “culture of war” to the “culture of peace”.

Because what unites us is much more than what divides us.

This is the way to build a better and more just world, in which true Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for people, Peace and Understanding between peoples will reign.