16 September 2016
EU expects Ukrainian economy to grow by 1-2% in 2016 - said European Commission Vice-President for financial stability
16 September 2016

EU expects Ukrainian economy to grow by 1-2% in 2016 - said European Commission Vice-President for financial stability

The EU expects the Ukrainian economy to grow by 1-2% in 2016, said the European Commission Vice-President for the Euro, Social Dialogue and Financial Stability, Valdis Dombrovskis, at the 13th Annual...
Ex-chief of the CIA says declaring ‘war on terror’ was an error
16 September 2016

Ex-chief of the CIA says declaring ‘war on terror’ was an error

The decision to declare ‘war on terror’ was incorrect, because terrorism is a tactic that people have been resorting to for a long time, said the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1991-93) and US former Defense Minister (2006-11), Robert Gates.

EU should opt for strengthening external borders - Jose Manuel Barroso
16 September 2016

EU should opt for strengthening external borders - Jose Manuel Barroso

The European Union should opt for the strengthening of external borders, in order to avoid growing barriers inside Europe, said President of the European Commission (2004-2014), Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), Jose Manuel Barroso, at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).

Classic ideologies are gone, politicians seeking to find support in the past – Carl Bildt
16 September 2016

Classic ideologies are gone, politicians seeking to find support in the past – Carl Bildt

Classic ideologies have lost their popularity and politicians are trying to find support in the past, thinks Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) .

Ukraine is undergoing a similar transformation to that experienced by the USA in the late 18th century - Vakarchuk
16 September 2016

Ukraine is undergoing a similar transformation to that experienced by the USA in the late 18th century - Vakarchuk

Ukraine is currently undergoing a similar political transformation to that which the USA experienced in the late 18th century, Ukrainian public activist and Okean Elzy rock band frontman Svyatoslav Vakarchuk said at the 13th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting.

The rhetoric of intolerance in the US electoral campaign implies great threats to the country and the world – Natalia Jaresko
16 September 2016

The rhetoric of intolerance in the US electoral campaign implies great threats to the country and the world – Natalia Jaresko

The rhetoric of intolerance that there is in the US presidential election campaign implies great threats both for the United States of America and for the whole world, said former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2014-2016) Natalia Jaresko at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).

EU-Turkey negotiations should focus on economy - European Commissioner Hahn
16 September 2016

EU-Turkey negotiations should focus on economy - European Commissioner Hahn

The EU and Turkey should pay more attention to economic cooperation in the course of bilateral negotiations, said Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, at the 13th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting.

Turkey has been in the European Union’s waiting hall for half a century, patience is running out – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister
16 September 2016

Turkey has been in the European Union’s waiting hall for half a century, patience is running out – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister

For the last half a century, Turkey has been in the European Union’s waiting hall, however no further steps have been made and this is disappointing, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Mehmet Simsek, has said.  Simsek was speaking to the 13th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy.

BREXIT should not be considered as a sign of the EU falling apart - Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
16 September 2016

BREXIT should not be considered as a sign of the EU falling apart - Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

The decision of Great Britain to exit the European Union should not be considered as a sign of the European Union falling apart, said Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).

Rising popularity of extremists, radical at national level threatens EU integrity - Barroso
16 September 2016

Rising popularity of extremists, radical at national level threatens EU integrity - Barroso

Moderate political forces in Europe need to re-claim leadership of their countries, at the national level, in order for the EU to maintain its integrity and develop further, former European Commission President (2004-2014), Jose Manuel Barroso, said at the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting.

Victor Chernomyrdin
Victor Chernomyrdin
4th YES Annual Meeting, 2007
«Ukraine will certainly join the European Union»