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28.01.2007 - The 3rd Ukrainian Lunch in Davos

On the 26th of January, the traditional Ukrainian Lunch organized by Interpipe and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation was held in Davos on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

The lunch traditionally aims to promote Ukraine internationally and to foster debate and exchange between Ukrainian and worldwide leaders.
The topic of this third lunch was "Where is Ukraine Heading?”. In the course of the discussion, the lunch guests were evaluating the economic, energy-related and geopolitical challenges Ukraine and the world are facing today.

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, Former President of Poland Alexander Kwasniewski, First Deputy Chief of the Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat Arseniy Yatseniuk, George Soros, Chairman of the Russian Bank for Foreign Trade Andrei Kostin and Former French Minister of Economy, Industry and Finance Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in the discussion. About 400 guests attended the meeting. President Clinton who had to cancel his appearance in Davos greeted the participants in his video address.

Alexandre Kwasniewski who is also a member of the Yalta European Strategy, presented the results of a new survey conducted on the request of YES in Europe by TNS-Sofres about Ukraine joining the EU.

The discussion was moderated by Victor Pinchuk.

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