Sir Malcolm Rifkind: Democracy is not Western, it’s universal

05 June 2019, 13:21

Sir Malcolm Rifkind believes that in the modern world democracy is a global phenomenon. He spoke about this at a meeting of the "Open World" Discussion Club, organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation.

The discussion focused on European unity and the cooperation between Great Britain and Ukraine. The moderator for the event was renowned TV host Taras Berezovets.

In his speech, Sir Rifkind emphasized that there are obvious democratic changes taking place in Ukraine. The speaker also voiced his opinion regarding the modern political processes taking place in Europe and the world.


Discussion Club "Open World" is an educational project of the "Open Ukraine" Foundation for socially active young people. Its goal is to raise a new generation of responsible leaders. Every month the Foundation holds lectures with renowned experts, politicians and public figures, during which they discuss ways of effective solutions to social problems in Ukraine and in the world.