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Active minority should shape Ukraine’s post-war agenda: public figure reveals 4 main principles

22 August, 2023 Tuesday
20:51

Ukraine's post-war agenda should be shaped by four principles: security, rule of law, economic freedom and democracy

Valeriy Pekar, a lecturer at Kyiv Mohyla Business School and a public figure, said this on Espreso.

"There is always an active minority that determines the direction of movement and a passive majority that determines the speed of movement. The main thing is for the active minority to set the agenda for the country - with what words the next presidential candidates and MPs will go to the polls, with what words ministers and prime ministers will go to the next parliament," he said.

Pekar underscored the importance for the right agenda to be set.

"For me, the following criteria matter. The first is security, it is obvious to everyone. The second is the rule of law, and the third is economic freedom. I would like to see the word "democracy" added to this list. It is possible to have economic growth without democracy after the war, but not in Ukraine and not in the twenty-first century. This is the post-industrial era, when the main person in the economy is a person who produces something very valuable through his or her creative, artistic work. That is why democracy, which ensures a more equitable distribution of economic wealth throughout society, is an indispensable companion to our economic growth," he concluded.

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