Yalta European Strategy

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"YES was founded in July 2004 in Yalta, when Victor Pinchuk invited some 30 European leaders to debate the future of Ukraine and the EU. At the conference, participants agreed to join forces and create a collective initiative to support Ukraine’s EU accession. Until 2013, the YES Annual Meetings were held in the historic Livadia Palace in Yalta, Crimea in order to transform the place where Europe was divided at the 1945 Yalta Conference into a venue for uniting a wider Europe. After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the YES Annual Meetings moved to Ukrainian capital Kyiv, where it is hosted at the Mystetskyi Arsenal." [1]

Svitlana Kovalchuk is the current Executive Director of Yalta European Strategy (YES).

Board [2]

  • Aleksander Kwasniewski - President of Poland (1995–2005), Chairman of the Board of YES
  • Carl Bildt - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014); Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994)
  • Patrick Cox - President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Member of the European Parliament (1989-2004)
  • Stephane Fouks - Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide
  • Wolfgang Ischinger - Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Senior Professor of Hertie School of Governance
  • Victor Pinchuk - Founder of EastOne group, Founder of Victor Pinchuk Foundation
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Founder of Rasmussen Global, Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014), and Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009)

Resources and articles

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  1. Yalta European Strategy History, organizational web page, accessed July 19, 2019.
  2. Yalta European Strategy Board, organizational web page, accessed July 19, 2019.