13 September 2019
Sanctions worsen crisis in Iran – US relations – former premier of Qatar
13 September 2019

Sanctions worsen crisis in Iran – US relations – former premier of Qatar

The effect of sanctions led to the worsening of the crisis in Iran-US relations, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Qatar Prime Minister (2007-13) and Qatar Foreign Minister (1992-2013), said...
Rule of Law is a substantial prerequisite for a happy life – President of Estonia
13 September 2019

Rule of Law is a substantial prerequisite for a happy life – President of Estonia

The ‘Rule of Law’ is a substantial prerequisite for a happy way of life for individuals and society at large, says President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid. She expressed this opinion in a speech at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Global threats can only be prevented with consolidated effort - Yuval Harari
13 September 2019

Global threats can only be prevented with consolidated effort - Yuval Harari

The global threats of the 21st century can only be prevented through the consolidated effort of all mankind, says Professor Yuval Harari of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, expressed when speaking at 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Ukraine is on the frontline of fight against dictatorship and imperialism - Yuval Harari
13 September 2019

Ukraine is on the frontline of fight against dictatorship and imperialism - Yuval Harari

Ukraine is on the frontline of the fight for freedom against internal dictatorship and external imperialism, and the future of liberal democracy in the world depends on its success, Professor Yuval Harari, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2019

Ukraine should actively develop own historic cinema – author of Chernobyl TV series

Ukraine should more actively develop and support its own historic cinema, the author of the Chernobyl TV series, Craig Mazin, said at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Happiness implies people’s ability to acknowledge their own mistakes  – creator of Chernobyl Series
13 September 2019

Happiness implies people’s ability to acknowledge their own mistakes – creator of Chernobyl Series

The ability to be self-critical is an inherent precondition for true happiness, believes the author of the idea and script for the successful Chernobyl TV series, Craig Mazin.

Think more of the future than the past, and act accordingly – Olafur Eliasson
13 September 2019

Think more of the future than the past, and act accordingly – Olafur Eliasson

People should focus more on the future, thinking about what is possible and evaluating their decisions, while looking forward, says artist Olafur Eliasson.

Niall Ferguson: the key to personal happiness is in the hands of individuals
13 September 2019

Niall Ferguson: the key to personal happiness is in the hands of individuals

The government and politicians cannot make people happy. Only individuals can achieve happiness for themselves, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Niall Ferguson, said today in Kyiv.

Ukraine gets ready for new hostage exchange and troop disengagement near Petrivske, Zolote – Volodymyr Zelensky
13 September 2019

Ukraine gets ready for new hostage exchange and troop disengagement near Petrivske, Zolote – Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine is preparing for another exchange of hostages, and to disengage troops near the settlements of Petrivske and Zolote in the Donbass region, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said today. Zelensky made these remarks in his address to the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. 

Trust is the guarantee of a happy society – President of Finland
13 September 2019

Trust is the guarantee of a happy society – President of Finland

President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, says he believes the two most important elements in building a strong and happy society are that every citizen trusts the others, and the state, and that each person feels a sense of belonging. The President, whose country regularly tops the ‘World Happiness Report’ expressed this view during his speech at the 16th Yalta Europan Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, taking place in Kyiv this week, and organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Alec Ross
Alec Ross
Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Secretary of State of the United States, 9th YES Annual Meeting, 2012
«The government role in innovation and entrepreneurship should principally be to unleash it»