15 September 2019
15 September 2019

16thYES Annual Meeting: the headlines from day two

Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk opened the second day of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting announcing ambitious plans for Ukraine ...
15 September 2019

Ukraine is Able to Become a Strong Technology Power – Ashton Kutcher

Ukraine can become a strong technology power after elimination of corruption and introduction of effective investment protection, believes American actor, presenter and producer Ashton Kutcher. He expressed this opinion at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

15 September 2019

Ukraine surprises, inspires confidence in a happier future - Alexander Kwasniewski

Ukraine has offered a lot of surprises while the latest changes in the country inspire confidence in a happier future, the President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the Board of YES, Alexander Kwasniewski, has said in his closing remarks at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Happiness now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

14 September 2019

Fareed Zakaria: Liberal International Order Has Not Lost Its Vigour

The liberal international order has not lost its vigour, despite the deterioration of the situation in a number of regions, argues Fareed Zakaria, Host of Fareed Zakaria GPS and CNN.

14 September 2019

The Liberal World Order Does Not Exist - Niall Ferguso

If the liberal world order ever existed at all, there is no point discussing it now, Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University has said.

He expressed this opinion during a debate with CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS presenter Fareed Zakaria at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Efforts Need to be Pursued Within Minsk and Normandy Formats to Achieve Peace in Donbas – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office
14 September 2019

Efforts Need to be Pursued Within Minsk and Normandy Formats to Achieve Peace in Donbas – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

The Minsk and Normandy formats remain relevant. To stop the war in Donbas, renewed effort is required, said Miroslav Lajčák, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Russia does not comply with its obligations under the Minsk process – Kurt Volker
14 September 2019

Russia does not comply with its obligations under the Minsk process – Kurt Volker

Russia does not demonstrate any political will to put an end to the conflict in East Ukraine, as it fails to comply with the commitments it made under the framework of the Minsk process, said US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The road to peace demands resolve but be ready to lose your popularity - Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
14 September 2019

The road to peace demands resolve but be ready to lose your popularity - Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

The road to peace is extremely difficult and requires that politicians be ready to lose their popularity when they follow it, former President of Colombia (2010-2014, 2014-2018) and recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, said at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Setting up corruption-fighting bodies not enough to overcome corruption - Daron Acemoğlu
14 September 2019

Setting up corruption-fighting bodies not enough to overcome corruption - Daron Acemoğlu

Elimination of corruption requires the consolidated effort of the entire civil society, setting up special corruption-fighting bodies is not sufficient to fight this phenomenon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Economics, Daron Acemoğlu, said when speaking at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Dmytro Razumkov: New politicians have a chance to change country, but time is short
14 September 2019

Dmytro Razumkov: New politicians have a chance to change country, but time is short

The new politicians have a chance to change Ukraine’s life for the better, but they do not have much time to make changes, stated Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis,” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

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Leonid Kuchma
Leonid Kuchma
President of Ukraine (1994-2005), 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«Whoever wins, try to understand that we have only one country – Ukraine. Try to find compromise. Let’s be honest with ourselves and with the voters»