15th YES Annual Meeting: the headlines from day two
18 September 2018

15th YES Annual Meeting: the headlines from day two

We hear from Ukraine’s Prime Minister, two Presidential candidates and Slava Vakarchuk Bono makes his first visit to the YES Annual Meeting and to Ukraine, tells our audience, “Don’t agonise,...
15 September 2018
Democrats need to find a new model for communicating their ideas, Alexander Kwasniewski

Democrats need to find a new model for communicating their ideas, Alexander Kwasniewski

Alexander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005) and Chairman of the YES Supervisory Board, said in his closing speech at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, that the politicians who promote democratic values ​​need to find a new model of communication with the electorate in order to successfully oppose populists.

15 September 2018
Volodymyr Hroisman  calls for independent supervisory boards, management for mass media

Volodymyr Hroisman calls for independent supervisory boards, management for mass media

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman considers it necessary for mass media to have independent supervisory boards and management. He was speaking at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “The Next Generation of Everything”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2018
Volodymyr Hroisman stresses the importance of high-quality selection of justices to the Anti-corruption Court

Volodymyr Hroisman stresses the importance of high-quality selection of justices to the Anti-corruption Court

It is extremely important to ensure high-quality and professional selection of justices to the newly created Anti-corruption Court, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Hroisman, said at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting ”The Next Generation of Everything”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2018
Corruption kills more children than HIV or malaria - Bono

Corruption kills more children than HIV or malaria - Bono

Corruption destroys developing regions: Europe should pay more attention to solve this problem [corruption], said U2 frontman, Bono, at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “The Next Generation of Everything” and organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2018
We will not be able to compete with ‘Nord Stream 2’ through lower tariffs due to political bias of the project, says Andrii Koboliev

We will not be able to compete with ‘Nord Stream 2’ through lower tariffs due to political bias of the project, says Andrii Koboliev

The construction of ‘Nord Stream 2’ is politically driven and, if the project is completed, it will not be possible to compete with it by offering lower tariffs”, said Chairman of the Board of Directors of NJSC “Naftogaz Ukraine”, Andrii Koboliev, at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) “The Next Generation of Everything”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2018
Demographic crisis is one of Ukraine’s biggest challenges - Mustafa Nayyem

Demographic crisis is one of Ukraine’s biggest challenges - Mustafa Nayyem

The demographic crisis is as big a challenge as corruption for Ukraine, MP Mustafa Nayyem has said.

15 September 2018
Yuri Lutsenko: large privatization, the use of natural resources and an overhaul of customs is needed to overcome corruption in Ukraine

Yuri Lutsenko: large privatization, the use of natural resources and an overhaul of customs is needed to overcome corruption in Ukraine

In order to effectively fight corruption in Ukraine, large-scale privatization of state-owned enterprises should be implemented, shadow schemes at the customs should be destroyed and the use of natural resources should be implemented, said Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko, at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “The Next Generation of Everything” and organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2018
Russian Elites to Split After Putin Steps Back From Power- Michael McFaul

Russian Elites to Split After Putin Steps Back From Power- Michael McFaul

The Russian elites will split after President Putin leaves his office and the transfer of power to another will not be a smooth process, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-14), Professor at the Stanford University and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute, Michael McFaul, has said.

15 September 2018
Probability of Donald Trump's impeachment is about 20%, according to BBC and CNN journalists

Probability of Donald Trump's impeachment is about 20%, according to BBC and CNN journalists

The probability that the US president, Donald Trump, will soon be impeached is about 20%, according to Fareed Zakaria, host of the Fareed Zakaria GPS show on CNN, and Stephen Sackur, host of the HARDtalk show on BBC.

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George Soros, 6th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2009
«In the nearest years the rise of the global economy will be insignificant, another decline possible»