13 September 2019
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...
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

12 September 2019

16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting to Open Today

The 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting – “Happiness Now. New Approaches for a World in Crisis” – will begin today, September 12, 2019, at Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine. 

11 September 2019

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk’s Speech Will Open the 2nd Plenary Day of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk will open the 2nd plenary day of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting with a speech dedicated to the new Ukrainian government’s strategy for economic reforms.

10 September 2019

Main Global Challenges and the Approach of Governance for Happiness Will be the Focus of 1st Day Plenary Sessions of the 16th YES Annual Meeting

The plenary sessions of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting will be opened on September, 13 with  statements from three presidents – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, and President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chrystia Freeland
Chrystia Freeland
9th YES Annual Meeting, 2012
«You should have the uniting idea that will be supported by all political parties, that will keep your country on a single path»