Oleksandr Kwasniewski visits the Eastern and Western Ukraine within the European Debate Forum

13 March 2007

With a view of broadening the dialogue on Ukraine's European future, "The Yalta European Strategy" (YES) in partnership with The International Renaissance Foundation launches the initiative "The European Debate Forum" in the regions of Ukraine with participation of the EU leading policy-makers and leaders, as well as representatives of the political and business elites, noted scholars, experts, public figures, journalists and students from major Universities of Eastern and Western Ukraine.

The European Debate Forum will be held in March with direct involvement of the EU leading politician, President of Poland (1995-2005) Oleksandr Kwasniewski. On 26 March, the Debates will start in Lviv with Mr. Kwasniewski's opening address followed by  public discussion, and on 28 March - in Donetsk. The National Universities of Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk and The "Ji" Independent Culturological Journal will act as partners in holding this forum. The topics of discussion are "Perspectives for Ukraine's entry to the EU", "Why does the EU need Ukraine?", "What should Ukraine and EU do now?"

 "The Yalta European Strategy" (YES) is independent international organization which brings together high-level participants in Ukraine and internationally:  policy-makers, business leaders, thinkers, researchers and journalists with the aim to facilitate Ukraine's rapprochement with the EU.

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Victor Pinchuk
Victor Pinchuk
4th YES Annual Meeting, 2007
«If EU is to extend, it could not ignore Ukraine»