Head of German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine: European Integration of Ukraine Is Inevitable
Representatives of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine (GELCU) positively evaluate Ukraine’s movement toward the European Union, although there are processes taking place in the EU that they do not like, Bishop-elect Serge Maschewski, head of the GELCU, said during a RISU web conference.
“From my point of view, the European integration of Ukraine is inevitable and in many aspects it will have a positive impact on the lives of ordinary citizens,” he said.
According to the head of the GELCU, European integration will provide increased levels of material well-being to Ukraine’s citizens and guarantee certain political freedoms.
“The integration process will be accompanied with the fight against corruption, economic crimes, ‘cronyism,’ the modernization of industrial facilities, improved level of public services, improved law enforcement, medical and insurance systems, etc.,” said the bishop.
Meanwhile, he says that in moving closer to the EU, the church will face a new challenge – secular society.
“On the other hand, the question arises about the risks of the juvenile justice system, gender policy, the system of education, the forcible introduction of models of family arrangement that are alien to our society,” he said.
The head of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine also said that soon they will publish more details on this issue.