Energy saving, new gas production technologies and development of renewable energy sources is the path to energy independence for any country, stated US ex-Secretary of Energy and former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, during the session “Energy: Threats, Solutions, Revolutions” at the 10th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy, which officially opened today in Yalta’s Livadia Palace.
Because of its cooperation with Europe, in the future Ukraine will have to defend its sovereignty in the East, stated Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank (2007-2012) at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” in the Livadia Palace, Crimea, on Friday.
The Yuan, national currency of the People’s Republic of China, will have increased influence in the future, predicted the President and Chairman of the Management Board of Russian VTB Bank, Andrei Kostin, at the 10th Yalta Annual Meeting “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” on Friday in the historic Livadia Palace, the Crimea.
Encouraging consumption, which underlies the pre-crisis model of economic development, has exhausted itself. This opinion was voiced by Martin Wolf, Financial Times Chief Economics Commentator. He was arguing on this issue with his old opponent Larry Summers, during a panel discussion on the global economy, at the 10th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy.
The European Union finds it more and more difficult to take consolidated decisions on economic issues, stated former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2007-2011), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, during a panel discussion on the problems facing the global economy held on Friday 20th September at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy.
“It has been a truism for the last 200 years, that parents can expect their children to be better educated than them. This idea is now under threat,” said Lawrence Henry (Larry) Summers.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych offered the assistance of Ukrainian experts in the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.
Ukraine is currently a strong focus of attention for Europe and Europeans. In just the same way Europe is the focus of Ukrainian politics. Ukraine, in its rapprochement to Europe, has to resist heavy external pressure from the antagonists to European integration.