Alexander Rahr, Programme Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Member of the Board of YES, thinks Ukraine should draw up the EU integration program considering the changes, which will occur in the EU by the year 2020.
The US policy in relation to Ukraine shall hardly undergo substantial changes after this year's upcoming November presidential elections. The candidates have similar strategies with the key element of supporting Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.
The issues of 5th annual YES summit agenda are the main questions of the world agenda too. So stated Victor Pinchuk, a founder and Member of the Board of Yalta European Strategy, in his address to journalists
Radical reforms within "Young Democratic States" are impossible without overcoming the cultural stereotypes, kept as a heritage of the Soviet times. This has been stated by Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, in his speech on the Plenary Session "Building Democracy and Market Economy in the Black Sea Region" of the 5th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) summit.
At the same time, representatives of Ukrainian state power and business community consider the preparation of the Area's format should be more thorough in order to minimize the risks for Ukrainian economy in relation to FTA building.
Such opinion has been stated by the participants of "The Future of the European Union" discussion, held within the Plenary Session of the 5th annual Yalta European Strategy summit.
Current inflation rate in Ukraine hazards country's long-term competitiveness, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director, said on Friday during the press briefing at the 5th annual summit of Yalta European Strategy (YES).