13 September 2014
Russia will not change its “tune”, - Alexander Kwasniewski
13 September 2014

Russia will not change its “tune”, - Alexander Kwasniewski

Russia is seeking to restore the superpower that the Soviet Union used to be, and the politicians in Europe and in the USA should know about that, this is the message shared by Alexander Kwasniewski,...
Ukrainians have to unite in fight against corruption – representative of U.S. State Department Tomas O. Melia
13 September 2014

Ukrainians have to unite in fight against corruption – representative of U.S. State Department Tomas O. Melia

The citizens of Ukraine have to unite in the fight against corruption in the state, since they can’t overcome this phenomenon severally, stated Tomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. State Department at the session “Fight Corruption, Introduce the Rule of Law: Finally Walk theWalk” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on
Saturday in Kyiv.

The New Rada should use the pause in the conflict in the East to raise investments and modernize the army – Yuriy Lutsenko
13 September 2014

The New Rada should use the pause in the conflict in the East to raise investments and modernize the army – Yuriy Lutsenko

The new Parliament of Ukraine will have to use the pause in the Russia-Ukraine conflict in Donbas to raise foreign investment, to fight against corruption and to modernize the army, stated Yuriy Lutsenko, Advisor to the President of Ukraine – Head of the “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko” Party at the session “Parliamentary Elections: Breakthrough or Entrenchment of the Old?” at 11th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

Decentralization as it is does not create peace – ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme
13 September 2014

Decentralization as it is does not create peace – ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme

Decentralization as it is does not create peace, but it can be applied to address various conflicts, stated Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium (2009-2011), Secretary General of International IDEA, at the session “Strength via Decentralization” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

To achieve reconciliation you should have enough strength, a reference system and leadership skills – Tony Blair
13 September 2014

To achieve reconciliation you should have enough strength, a reference system and leadership skills – Tony Blair

The three things are requisite for reconciliation – to have enough strength, a reference system to move forward and leadership skills, stated Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK (1997 – 2007), during the working lunch “Towards Reconciliation” at 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

The Wikipedia’s founder awarded posthumously as Wikipedist of the Year a Ukrainian guy Igor Kostenko
13 September 2014

The Wikipedia’s founder awarded posthumously as Wikipedist of the Year a Ukrainian guy Igor Kostenko

Inna, the sister of Igor Kostenko killed at Maidan and posthumously awarded the title of Wikipedist of the Year, got the diploma from the hands of Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, at the 11th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv. Wales also presented to the sister of the killed a genuine Wikipedia T-shirt signed by the community members, those people who knew and loved Igor.

The best guarantee for Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, - Pavlo Klimkin
13 September 2014

The best guarantee for Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, - Pavlo Klimkin

One of the best possibilities to guarantee Ukraine’s security is a successful implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, even though Russia sees such an agreement as an intrusion into the RF sphere of interests. This is the opinion shared by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during the panel “Association Agreement With the EU and Strong Relations With Russia – Difficult? Or Impossible?” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

The European union will not allow the RF to dictate to the EU conditions as for relations with Ukraine , - Commissioner Stefan Fule
13 September 2014

The European union will not allow the RF to dictate to the EU conditions as for relations with Ukraine , - Commissioner Stefan Fule

The European Union will not allow Russia to dictate conditions as for the EU’s relations with Ukraine, said Stefan Fule, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy during the panel “Association Agreement With the Eu and Strong Relations With Russia – Difficult? Or Impossible?” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

Ukraine’s default is unlikely, – NBU head Valeria Gontareva
13 September 2014

Ukraine’s default is unlikely, – NBU head Valeria Gontareva

There are no grounds to talk about Ukraine’s default, despite the negative credit scores and negative prediction indicators, said head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria gontareva during the panel “Ukraine’s Economy and Institutions: Reform Now - or Collapse” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

Rule of law and fight against corruption are the prerequisites to draw investments to Ukraine, – Dmytro Shymkiv
13 September 2014

Rule of law and fight against corruption are the prerequisites to draw investments to Ukraine, – Dmytro Shymkiv

Rule of law and fight against corruption, judiciary and police reform are the necessary prerequisites to draw investments to Ukraine. This was the opinion shared by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration on administrative, social and economic reform Dmytro Shymkiv during the panel “Ukraine’s Economy and Institutions: Reform Now - or Collapse” at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) on Saturday in Kyiv.

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Carl Bildt
Carl Bildt
7th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2010
«Reforms to Help Ukraine Make Use of Modern World Prospects Carl Bildt»