The YES Board Met in Kyiv in Preparation to the 15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting

15 May 2018

On May 13-14, the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Board held its traditional annual meeting in Kyiv. During the visit the Board discussed how YES and its upcoming 15th Annual Meeting can contribute to keeping Ukraine on the international agenda and helping support positive changes in the country.

The Board was represented by its Chairman Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005); Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994); Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Member of the European Parliament (1989-2004); Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Founder of Rasmussen Global, Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014), Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009); Stephane Fouks, Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide; and Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Member of the Board, YES and Founder of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and EastOne group.

The YES Board held meetings with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, with leaders from politics, society and the diplomatic community.

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Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
Artist, 14th YES Annual Meeting, 2017
«Politicians need to have a big picture, but artists need to have even bigger picture because they are oxygen of society. And we are free, we don’t discriminate, we don’t belong to anybody. We can do whatever we want.»