14 September 2019
14 September 2019

The Liberal World Order Does Not Exist - Niall Ferguso

If the liberal world order ever existed at all, there is no point discussing it now, Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University has said. He expressed this opinion...
Efforts Need to be Pursued Within Minsk and Normandy Formats to Achieve Peace in Donbas – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office
14 September 2019

Efforts Need to be Pursued Within Minsk and Normandy Formats to Achieve Peace in Donbas – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

The Minsk and Normandy formats remain relevant. To stop the war in Donbas, renewed effort is required, said Miroslav Lajčák, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Russia does not comply with its obligations under the Minsk process – Kurt Volker
14 September 2019

Russia does not comply with its obligations under the Minsk process – Kurt Volker

Russia does not demonstrate any political will to put an end to the conflict in East Ukraine, as it fails to comply with the commitments it made under the framework of the Minsk process, said US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The road to peace demands resolve but be ready to lose your popularity - Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
14 September 2019

The road to peace demands resolve but be ready to lose your popularity - Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

The road to peace is extremely difficult and requires that politicians be ready to lose their popularity when they follow it, former President of Colombia (2010-2014, 2014-2018) and recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, 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.

Setting up corruption-fighting bodies not enough to overcome corruption - Daron Acemoğlu
14 September 2019

Setting up corruption-fighting bodies not enough to overcome corruption - Daron Acemoğlu

Elimination of corruption requires the consolidated effort of the entire civil society, setting up special corruption-fighting bodies is not sufficient to fight this phenomenon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Economics, Daron Acemoğlu, said when speaking at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Dmytro Razumkov: New politicians have a chance to change country, but time is short
14 September 2019

Dmytro Razumkov: New politicians have a chance to change country, but time is short

The new politicians have a chance to change Ukraine’s life for the better, but they do not have much time to make changes, stated Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis,” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

We underestimate the impact of social media on politics, says Tony Blair
14 September 2019

We underestimate the impact of social media on politics, says Tony Blair

Social media has changed our expectations of politicians, stated Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute and former UK Prime Minister, at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Government commits to ensuring legal-minimum Internet speed across whole of Ukraine - Mykhailo Fedorov
14 September 2019

Government commits to ensuring legal-minimum Internet speed across whole of Ukraine - Mykhailo Fedorov

The government expects to ensure broadband Internet access across the entire territory of Ukraine in the next few years, and is proposing imposing a minimum speed in law, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, 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.

Strong institutions are more important than personalities – Sviatoslav Vakarchuk
14 September 2019

Strong institutions are more important than personalities – Sviatoslav Vakarchuk

“The success and prosperity of a state does not depend on political personalities, but on the quality and strength of its institutions,” said MP Sviatoslav Vakarchuk as he took part in a panel on ‘Ukraine’s New Political Face’, at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

School years should nurture creative potential – Anna Novosad
14 September 2019

School years should nurture creative potential – Anna Novosad

Children’s years at school years should be aimed at developing creative personalities capable of making conscious choices of their own, Anna Novosad, Ukrainian Education and Science Minister said when speaking at the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis”, organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor, Author, Futurist, 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«Even though we have the most powerful technology and the most powerful military technology, this is the most peaceful time in human history.»