29 June 2007
29 June 2007

Ukraine-EU relations are likely to influence the development of the continent in whole - Schroeder

Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005) Gerhard Schroeder pointed out in his speech at a round-table session "Agenda-2020 and the future relations between Ukraine and EU" that the Euro-integration process...
29 June 2007

EU must say a clear "YES!" to Ukraine - Kwasniewski

During a plenary session of the 4th Yalta European Strategy summit, the President of Poland in 1995-2005, YES Board member, Alexander Kwasniewski, said: "Ukraine has its own place in Europe, determined by its culture, history, traditions and democracy". I expect from EU a simple and very clear statement "Yes! We do need Ukraine!".

29 June 2007

Ukraine and the EU need to set a new objective, a new pattern of relations - Siewec

Vice-president of the European Parliament, Board Member of YES, Marek Siewec believes that the year 2020 is "a feasible time for Ukraine's accession to the EU no matter what".

29 June 2007

Ukraine's destiny with the European Union - Yatsenyuk

The Ukrainian State needs to see well-defined guidelines and benchmarks that will eventually indicate the time when Ukraine becomes a legitimate EU member. 

29 June 2007

Ukraine is not alone, it has friends in Europe - Bayers

The current situation in Ukraine cannot be viewed in isolation from All-European and worldwide processes. 

29 June 2007

Ukraine has a real prospect to access to the EU in 2020 - Kwasniewski

Prospect for Ukraine's accession to the European Union in 2020 in accordance with the provisions of YES "Agenda-2020" is feasible enough.

29 June 2007

YES summit makes a special emphasis on the importance of Ukraine for stability in Europe and world – Schroeder

In his welcoming speech at the official opening ceremony of the 4th annual summit of Yalta European Strategy (YES) the federal chancellor of Germany (1998-2005) Gerhard Schroeder pointed out that Europe needs "democratic development and territorial integrity of Ukraine". So does Russia because Russia is linked to Ukraine through history, culture and language more than any other European country.

29 June 2007

Informal meetings are essential for foreign policy - Gorbulin

Informal meetings between Ukrainian and European leaders are an essential component of foreign policy process of Ukraine.

29 June 2007

Ukraine has a real prospect to access to the EU in 2020 - Kwasniewski

Prospect for Ukraine's accession to the European Union in 2020 in accordance with the provisions of YES "Agenda-2020" is feasible enough.

29 June 2007

Yuschenko has no doubts about the EU perspective of Ukraine

"I am optimistic about the European perspective of Ukraine. Actually, I have no doubt about it" - said Victor Yuschenko, President of Ukraine, during his welcome word on the ceremony of official opening of 4th annual YES meeting.

Alec Ross
Alec Ross
Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Secretary of State of the United States, 9th YES Annual Meeting, 2012
«The government role in innovation and entrepreneurship should principally be to unleash it»