Georgian political party "European Socialists" main
Mission: Social Justice
The results of the last three decades of Georgian history have shown that the population of the country, both rural and urban, has been significantly impoverished. A large part of the population, mainly due to economic hardship, is leaving their homeland and looking for means of physical survival in different countries of the world. Time goes by in this search and it is lost forever for the country. The demographic situation has deteriorated catastrophically. According to 1989 data, 5.5 million people lived in Georgia, and today the country is virtually halved. Retirement insurance accounts for a quarter of the amount a retiree needs for deserving, secure and dignified old age. The rural population has lost the motivation to grow large quantities of agricultural crops due to the insecurity of the domestic key market, non-purchasing power and inaccessibility to the external market. The state is not responsible for the vital issue of rural survival.
The level of education has reached a critical, one of the lowest levels in the world. If a promising young person appears, he / she will be in the center of attention of foundations and international organizations of different countries and will go abroad to study or work through certain mechanisms. And from there, in most cases, there is no going back. However, due to the lack of state ideology, family members of young people who have left often welcome this process, which leads to a steady decline instead of increasing social capital. The state does not even act to stop this process.
The issue of territorial integrity, which is the foundation of any state's strength, prosperity, and sustainable development, has become irrelevant and secondary.
All this indicates that the state's domestic and foreign policy course needs to change. The interests of the country require a pragmatic, multi-vector foreign policy and a transition to a modern progressive socialist system built on the economic well-being and social equality of the people. To achieve this goal, the "European Socialists" have developed a program for the survival and rapid development of the country, according to which:
Georgia should pursue a multi-vector foreign and domestic policy, share the experience of rapid economic development of successful countries (European, Asian, American) and take into account the interests of our country, historical, ethnic-religious, cultural and mental characteristics;
Georgia must radically change its policy towards the diaspora. All Georgians living abroad must be Georgian citizens. We have no Georgians to lose. The train of Georgian blood and all those who will accept Georgia must be put in the service of the homeland;
It must be realized that the property of the state is the property of the people and it is inviolable. As a result of in-depth study and analysis of the issue, through a general referendum, the concept of the object of strategic importance of Georgia - land, water, natural resources, minerals, etc. - should be defined and established by law. Proceeds from this should be used for the welfare of the people every year and not, as of now, practically flowed abroad or transferred to the property of a few dozen people. The state should gradually, through redemption, or if necessary, other legal norms, regain all the strategic objects that will be included in this list;
In order to regulate oligopoly in the banking sector, for the free access of monetary services to the population, the state should establish a state commercial bank;
The law on land and natural resources needs to be significantly changed. First of all, the uncontrolled issuance and alienation of agricultural lands must be stopped;
Fresh water resources should become an object of special protection and control by the state. If we do not take care of our property and recklessly alienate everything, Georgia will lose its sovereignty, it will be transformed into a branch of transnational holdings and corporations, which are already governed from the outside and Georgia will remain only a geographical concept;
The practice of holding referendums should be introduced in the country to address vital issues. A referendum should be held within the framework of the unity and steadfastness of the country, by individual cities and municipalities, depending on the problems they face. The rules for holding referendums should be clearly defined and the procedure should be simple;
The development of agriculture and processing industry in Georgia should become a priority, the state should regulate the production of agricultural products in rural areas and should guarantee the sale of surplus products. It should promote the creation of ecologically clean organic farms, which will significantly increase the demand for our country's agricultural products and create additional jobs;
For the demographic stability and further development of the village, it is necessary to return the surrounding pastures and residential land resources to the village.
Healthcare should be a priority area of the state, it should be accessible to the population and mostly free - state-funded, as in many European countries, most of the hospitals should be owned by municipalities. Outpatient clinics should be restored to provide first aid in all villages;
The state, in turn, must create a pharmaceutical industry that will be a regulatory mechanism for the oligopoly and the population will be able to buy medicines at affordable prices;
Preschool, school and university education should be free - state-funded. Particular attention should be paid to the revival of fundamental science and the development of technological fields;
The subject of special care of the state should be pensioners, people with disabilities and veterans. Their pension should be determined in the amount that will give them decent living conditions and means of rest;
Large families should be the subject of special care and stimulation for the country;
Energy is one of the main determinants of the political and economic stability of the future of Georgia, so the state should pay special attention to this field. And the basic methods and functions of distribution;
The country must prevent a monopoly on water, gas and electricity supplies. The population should be able to choose from whom to buy it;
The main task of the country should be to resolve the artificially created Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-Ossetian conflicts. New approaches need to be defined - a need to move to a direct negotiation regime with the participation of all stakeholders (internal or external);
Service in the country's armed forces should be mandatory for all social strata. He should become a prestigious and proud young man and his family. They should enjoy the appropriate privileges. All young people, regardless of gender or social status, must undergo military service. It should be an important stage in the life of a young person, which will ensure the formation of a sense of love and devotion in the country and will be a business card for career advancement.
In case of implementation of the above, we will get the model of statehood, which ensures the unity of Georgia and rapid economic development, we will get an attractive, interesting country that will be a role model and acceptable to all. This will solve not only the political-economic, but also the demographic problem. This is a precondition for saving Georgia.
Approved by the Political Council of the Party "European Socialists" on August 28, 2021, Protocol №2021-08-42 (28.08.2021-16).