13 September 2019
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....
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.

Oleg Sentsov calls for President Zelensky to fight for the urgent release of Ukrainian prisoners
13 September 2019

Oleg Sentsov calls for President Zelensky to fight for the urgent release of Ukrainian prisoners

Film director Oleg Sentsov, who was recently released from Russian captivity, has called for the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to fight for the urgent release of all Ukrainian prisoners. This was the key message of his 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.

International sanctions against Russia must be maintained until peace is restored – Volodymyr Zelensky
13 September 2019

International sanctions against Russia must be maintained until peace is restored – Volodymyr Zelensky

International sanctions against Russia must be maintained until peace is restored, said President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky as he gave the opening guest speech of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

 

Ukrainians are optimistic about the future, says Victor Pinchuk
13 September 2019

Ukrainians are optimistic about the future, says Victor Pinchuk

Ukrainians are extremely optimistic about the future, despite being pessimistic in their assessment of the present, Victor Pinchuk, the founder of Yalta European Strategy (YES), Victor Pinchuk Foundation and EastOne Group, announced today. 

13 September 2019

Governments’ failure to make happiness a top priority is likely a key factor fueling populism, new global study shows

The current political, social and economic system is not working in increasing people’s happiness, a major international survey has shown. 

Greatest Historical Shifts are Driven by the Pursuit of Happiness – Bernard-Henri Levy
13 September 2019

Greatest Historical Shifts are Driven by the Pursuit of Happiness – Bernard-Henri Levy

The pursuit of happiness remains at the heart of the greatest shifts in human history – says philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Levy.

Politicians’ Mission is Improving Comfort and Quality of Life – Vitali Klitschko
12 September 2019

Politicians’ Mission is Improving Comfort and Quality of Life – Vitali Klitschko

The main priority and criterion of success of any politician is improvement of comfort and quality of life of people, said Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko at the opening of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Striving to make people happier offers an alternative to old ideologies – Alexander Kwasniewski
12 September 2019

Striving to make people happier offers an alternative to old ideologies – Alexander Kwasniewski

A striving to make people's lives better and happier has offered a strong alternative to old ideological guidelines, the President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the Board of YES, Alexander Kwasniewski, has said at the opening of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis" organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

12 September 2019

Watch the online stream from the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting

On September 13-14, 2019, we invite you to watch the online stream from the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting - “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” - on the YES website

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Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres
President of the State of Israel, 8th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2011
«The world’s economy is completely globalized»