Victor Pinchuk was presented with the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award for fostering Ukrainian-Jewish relations and advancing  Ukraine’s European aspiration
19 November 2014

Victor Pinchuk was presented with the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award for fostering Ukrainian-Jewish relations and advancing Ukraine’s European aspiration

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Kyiv, Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk was presented with the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award – 2014 for his work in fostering...
13 September 2014
Russia will not change its “tune”, - Alexander Kwasniewski

Russia will not change its “tune”, - Alexander Kwasniewski

Russia is seeking to restore the superpower that the Soviet Union used to be, and the politicians in Europe and in the USA should know about that, this is the message shared by Alexander Kwasniewski, Polish President (1995-2005), chairman of the board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) when closing the 11th YES Annual Meeting  in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
Ukrainians have to unite in fight against corruption – representative of U.S. State Department Tomas O. Melia

Ukrainians have to unite in fight against corruption – representative of U.S. State Department Tomas O. Melia

The citizens of Ukraine have to unite in the fight against corruption in the state, since they can’t overcome this phenomenon severally, stated Tomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. State Department at the session “Fight Corruption, Introduce the Rule of Law: Finally Walk theWalk” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on
Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
The New Rada should use the pause in the conflict in the East to raise investments and modernize the army – Yuriy Lutsenko

The New Rada should use the pause in the conflict in the East to raise investments and modernize the army – Yuriy Lutsenko

The new Parliament of Ukraine will have to use the pause in the Russia-Ukraine conflict in Donbas to raise foreign investment, to fight against corruption and to modernize the army, stated Yuriy Lutsenko, Advisor to the President of Ukraine – Head of the “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko” Party at the session “Parliamentary Elections: Breakthrough or Entrenchment of the Old?” at 11th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
Decentralization as it is does not create peace – ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme

Decentralization as it is does not create peace – ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme

Decentralization as it is does not create peace, but it can be applied to address various conflicts, stated Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium (2009-2011), Secretary General of International IDEA, at the session “Strength via Decentralization” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
To achieve reconciliation you should have enough strength, a reference system and leadership skills – Tony Blair

To achieve reconciliation you should have enough strength, a reference system and leadership skills – Tony Blair

The three things are requisite for reconciliation – to have enough strength, a reference system to move forward and leadership skills, stated Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (1997 – 2007), during the working lunch “Towards Reconciliation” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
The Wikipedia’s founder awarded posthumously as Wikipedist of the Year a Ukrainian guy Igor Kostenko

The Wikipedia’s founder awarded posthumously as Wikipedist of the Year a Ukrainian guy Igor Kostenko

Inna, the sister of Igor Kostenko killed at Maidan and posthumously awarded the title of Wikipedist of the Year, got the diploma from the hands of Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, at the 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv. Wales also presented to the sister of the killed a genuine Wikipedia T-shirt signed by the community members, those people who knew and loved Igor.

13 September 2014
The best guarantee for Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, - Pavlo Klimkin

The best guarantee for Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, - Pavlo Klimkin

One of the best possibilities to guarantee Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, even though Russia sees such an agreement as an intrusion into the RF sphere of interests. This is the opinion shared by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during the panel “Association Agreement With the EU and Strong Relations With Russia – Difficult? Or Impossible?” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
The European union will not allow the RF to dictate to the EU conditions as for relations with Ukraine , - Commissioner Stefan Fule

The European union will not allow the RF to dictate to the EU conditions as for relations with Ukraine , - Commissioner Stefan Fule

The European Union will not allow Russia to dictate conditions as for the EU’s relations with Ukraine, said Stefan Fule, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy during the panel “Association Agreement With the Eu and Strong Relations With Russia – Difficult? Or Impossible?” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

13 September 2014
Ukraine’s default is unlikely, – NBU head Valeria Gontareva

Ukraine’s default is unlikely, – NBU head Valeria Gontareva

There are no grounds to talk about Ukraine’s default, despite the negative credit scores and negative prediction indicators, said head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria gontareva during the panel “Ukraine’s Economy and Institutions: Reform Now - or Collapse” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

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Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«The intensity of our cooperation will be determined by the intensity of Ukraine’s commitment to our values and to reforms»