The first day of the 8th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy has come to an end. Later at night today the Annual Meeting participants will have a chance to hear the world’s preeminent economist and publicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2008 Paul R. Krugman and his special speech entitled “The Future of Western Democracy and Market Economy”.
On Saturday, September 17, YES participants will discuss processes in Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s role in them; human rights and democracy development in the "Wider Europe"; key trends in spiritual, economic and informational areas; the prospects of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, as well as economic potential and prospects for development of Turkey and Ukraine.
The key speakers of the sessions will include Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of Moldova Vladimir Filat, Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Alexander Babakov, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, President of PACE Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryschenko, MP and leader of political party “Front of changes” Arseniy Yatseniuk, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007) Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) Blair, Professor of History at Harvard University and Harvard Business School Niall Ferguson and founder of Digital Sky Technologies (now – Mail.ruGroup, Russia) Yuri Milner, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Boris Kolesnikov, Minister for European Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey Egemen Baрiю, Head of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Senior Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics Anders Aslund and former Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine on European Integration Hryhoriy Nemyrya.
At the end of the second day of the Forum leaders and representatives of the Ukrainian political parties will present their alternative visions for Ukraine’s development.
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