21 September 2013
21 September 2013

Ukraine needs to choose between two trade policy models – WTO’s ex-Director General Pascal Lamy

Ukraine has to make a choice between the two world’s major trade policy models.  Whatever choice it makes, Ukraine’s development will depend on the situation inside the country and its capability to...
21 September 2013

Ukraine is a step closer to association with the EU – Radoslaw Sikorski

Ukraine is close to meeting the requirements for signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, stated the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” on Saturday in Yalta.

21 September 2013

Ukraine may become a connecting link in creating a free trade area from Lisbon to Vladivostok – Minister for Foreign Affairs, Leonid Kozhara

The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, to be signed this November in Vilnius, will bring significant advantages to both parties. This statement made the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Leonid Kozhara, at the session “The Vilnius Summit – Creating Wider Europe?” at the 10th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy, at the historic Livadia Palace, on Saturday.

21 September 2013

Europe Needs to Enhance its Negotiations with Turkey - Gerhard Schröder

The European Union needs to enhance negotiations with Turkey concerning its possible membership of the EU, Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005), stated  on Saturday at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” in Yalta.

21 September 2013

European countries need greater political unity – Gerhard Schröder

The EU member countries need greater political unity, stated former Chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schröder, at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES, “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” on Saturday in Yalta, Crimea.

21 September 2013

Europe is not about borders, Europe is an idea – Strauss-Kahn

Europe lacks the caliber of leaders capable not only of taking responsibility for making tough decisions, but also of visualising and gaining consensus for what the Union should look like in the future.  The former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund made this bold statement during the discussion about the future of Europe at the 10th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy.

21 September 2013

Europe Should Return to What it’s Good at, Growth Through Expansion – Egemen Bağış

Seventy years ago the European Union was a dream. It has been realized, although it seemed impossible. 

Sauli Niinistö
Sauli Niinistö
President of the Republic of Finland, 16th YES Annual Meeting, 2019
«When a growing number of truly global challenges would urgently call for common responses, the rule-based international order is crumbling in front of our eyes.»