21 February, 13:00
"Many seem to believe that politics is just a hobby. Others that politics is just a big show. Everyone wants to have some fun at the presidential elections. The consequences are too costly and too severe for the state, – said the leader of the Narodnyi Front (People’s Front) political party Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at the opening of the Youth Kyiv Security Forum on the 21st February.
He emphasized that the issue of "Brexit", that still hasn't been resolved, was a "very serious blow to the exemplary work towards European unity done after the second world war": "The European Union is not in an easy situation".
Using the results from previous elections of many EU nations as an example, the leader of the Narodnyi Front (People’s Front) stressed that there is a global tendency towards "anti-establishment" and the "abolition of the political class as it exists today": "I call it a new form of global anarchism".
"Global anarchism – this is when the agenda poses the issue: the state is not needed. "Rights are a very relative category". The courts? "We will judge for ourselves". Security function? "We will handle it ourselves". Democracy as such? "What is democracy, really?". We came together, a thousand of people – we are democracy. And what about the elections, with representative democracy?", – he stressed.
All these central forces exist not only in Europe and the USA, emphasized the leader of Narodnyi Front (People’s Front): "All these central forces exist in Ukraine as well. Many seem to believe that politics is just a hobby. Others seem to think that politics is a show. That politics is just for fun. Everyone wants to have some fun at the presidential elections. After these "fun" elections we will cry. The consequences are too costly and too severe for the state".
"Politics is a profession, and matters of the state are the top priority of this profession", – said Aresniy Yatsenyuk.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Youth Kyiv Security Forum is a platform for young experts to discuss relevant issues regarding international relations and Ukraine’s foreign policy. The goal of the forum is to strengthen the role of a new generation of experts and improve their ability to participate in the process of political analysis and development.
During this year's two-day Forum, representatives from every region of Ukraine, as well as young specialists from Georgia, Germany and Poland will discuss the current challenges faced by international organizations (EU, NATO, OSCE, UN, CE). As a result, the participants will present an alternative view on the activities of these organizations.