The Moldovan citizens have a common wish to live in a prosperous state, with functional institutions, but the prosperity of a country consists in the welfare of the persons and families that live in it. The wish to live in a prosperous state is a goal around which the people can unite. Also, the people should unite in the fight against corruption, for a functional legal system and, what is the most important aspect, for justice, the standing expert of IPN’s project Ștefan Gligor stated in a public debate entitled “What can unite Moldovan society?”, which was staged by IPN News Agency.
According to him, the purpose of politicians is to fight for power and they have to implement reforms. For implementing these reforms, a visionary political elite centering on knowledge and parliamentary stability that gives you time are needed. Without an integral, stable political class that supports the justice sector reform, there are no chances for development. The absence of this led to state capture. “That’s why the societal agenda is now focused on the snap parliamentary elections as the country needs an incorruptible Parliament,” stated Ștefan Gligor.
According to the expert, most of the political elites come to power to earn more money. To change this situation, emphasis should be placed on education. “The hundreds of thousands of Moldovans abroad, who cast their ballots in the presidential elections, reached the conclusion that their vote counts and about 30 years were needed for this. This mobilizing factor appeared in the wake of the rise in the level of political and legal culture. For this to work inside the country too, a national idea is needed and this can center only on the fight against corruption and building of a functional state. But this is huge educative work that is not in the power of one person or one political party,” he said.
In another development, Ștefan Gligor said the organizations of society are a means through which society is strengthened and where potential leaders can appear in the future. “Civil society is represented by people who usually understand better those areas where the state allows faults, lapses. Civil society is a part of the freedom of society. Civil society is a part of the whole society and the quality of this usually shows the quality of processes at the national, local and individual levels,” noted the expert.
He considers the correct development course of the country starts not from the adopted documents, but from the educational processes in society and the education of a respectful, incorruptible, sincere behavior. These terms were excluded from the education of children at school. What the children are taught now at school does not coincide with what most of the developed countries live now. If education had been based on a correct system of values, the current political system would have been unable to exist.
The 12th public debate of the series “Overcoming stereotypes of European integration by communication” held under the theme “What can unite Moldovan society” forms part of the project “Developing political culture through public debates”. IPN News Agency stages the debates with the support of Hanns Seidel Foundation.