Board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) to discuss EU-Ukraine Association Negotiations in Warsaw

Board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) to discuss  EU-Ukraine Association Negotiations in Warsaw
09 November 2011

On November 10, 2011, during its visit to Warsaw, the Board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) will discuss prospects of Ukraine’s integration with the European Union and the potential impact of the Polish EU Presidency on the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

On November 10, 2011, during its visit to Warsaw, the Board of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) will discuss prospects of Ukraine’s integration with the European Union and the potential impact of the Polish EU Presidency on the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

YES Board members including Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the Board of YES; Mario David, member of the European Parliament, Vice President of the European People's Party; Victor Pinchuk, founder and member of the Board of YES; Marek Siwiec, member of the European Parliament, member of the Board of YES, will hold a meeting with Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk and Minister of Finance of Poland Jan Vincent-Rostowski.

The round table discussion entitled “Polish EU Presidency and EU-Ukraine Association Negotiations. Attainments, challenges and the way forward” will bring together around 25 participants including YES Board members, representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, members of the Polish parliament and the Ukrainian delegation. Among them: Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Cyryl Kozaczewski, Director for the Department of Common Foreign and Security Policy and Artur Michalski, Director of the Eastern Department of Polish MFA; Leonid Kozhara, MP, Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Ukraine; Valeriy Chalyi, Deputy Chairman, Razumkov Centre.

The YES visit will also encompass a working meeting with Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford who has written about the transformation of the former Eastern Bloc states.

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Robert Gates
Robert Gates
U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-2011), 14th YES Annual Meeting, 2017
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