Ukraine could sign the Association Agreement with the European Union and still preserve partnership relations with Russia, thinks 42nd US President (1993-2001), Bill Clinton.
The modern world faces such serious challenges that we should think about how to change policy format globally, and to reset our objectives. Bill Clinton, US President between 1993 and2001 said today during a historic conversation between he and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007), moderated by Viktor Pinchuk at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy.
Terrorism, human trafficking, shortages of food and resources are the main challenges of today, which can only be fought if countries work together, Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stated on Friday at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success”, held in the Crimean Livadia Palace.
700bn cigarettes are sent illegally around the world every year, making smugglers up to $50bn, Ronald Noble, Interpol Secretary General stated on Friday at the session “Shocks Ahead: Bad News and Good News” at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” held in Crimea’s Livadia Palace.
Our children, already used to the concept of global communication and growing up using new information technologies, will lead the way in a “planetary revolution” that will cause qualitative shifts not only in technology but in the structure of human civilisation.
The United States of America is very interested in the energy reserves in the Persian Gulf, and is willing to fight for further freedom of movement in the region, stated the former Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012), David Petraeus, at the 10th YES Annual Meeting “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success”, at Crimea’s Livadia Palace on Friday.
In the Soviet era, Ukraine produced some 70 m3 of natural gas. For political reasons the then leaders of the USSR restructured the national economy to use Siberian gas.
Next century the global energy market could develop in one of two directions: either hydrocarbons (scenario “Mountain”) or solar energy (scenario “Oceans”) will become the major energy source, Graham Tiley, Country Chair, Shell Ukraine, stated on Friday at the 10th Annual Meeting of YES “Changing Ukraine in a Changing World: Factors of Success” held in the Crimean Livadia Palace.
The energy security issue is central to the Ukraine’s survival. So stated Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine from 1994-2004, at the session “Energy: Threats, Solutions, Revolutions” at the 10th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy.