Answering journalists' questions today Grigory Yavlinsky said that Sergei Mitrokhin had a wide range of information sources, and he was closely monitoring and analysing the work of YABLOKO’s factions in the regional parliaments, St. Petersburg inclusive. Yavlinsky refrained from any additional comments on the matter.
[08.05.2013] The Future of EU-Russia Relations - The Liberal Viewpoint Press Release, the ALDE party, May 1, 2013 ”The Future of EU-Russian Relations - The Liberal Viewpoint" seminar was held in Helsinki, Finland on the 29th of April and gathered over 200 people in the audience. The hosts of the seminar were the Swedish People’s Party in Finland (SFP) and the Swedish International Liberal Center (SILC) and it was arranged in cooperation with Russian ALDE member party Yabloko and Svenska Bildningsförbundet.
[24.04.2013] LI Bureau member Robert Woodthorpe Browne was among the high level speakers on migration and assimilation at Yabloko Conference Liberal International. Press Release April 6, 2013 The event was opened by Party Leader Sergey Mitrokhin and Dr Astrid Thors, European Liberal Democrats - ALDE Party Vice President and former Migration Minister in the Finnish Government coming from the Swedish People's Party (LI Full Member). Professor Grigoriy Alekseyevich Yavlinskiy addressed the gathering on the subject issues. He was particularly concerned at the potential knock-on effect of the proposed US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014. Input was provided by speakers from Swedish, Estonian, Moldovan, German and British liberals. LI Treasurer, Robert Woodthorpe Browne, described the UK situation and added an LI dimension.
[22.03.2013 - РДП "Яблоко"] Grigory Yavlinsky asks Governor of St. Petersburg to explain why the city budget has not been implemented Press Release March 21, 2013 The St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly rejected an inquiry from Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly, on non-implementation of the city budget. The Legislative Assembly referred to its new regulations. The YABLOKO faction will seek in court to cancel the new procedure for filing inquiries to officials. Meanwhile Yavlinsky expressed his concern about the "very unsatisfactory state of affairs in the budgetary process of St. Petersburg" and wants to know what measures Governor Georgy Poltavchenko is going to adopt so that to amend the situation.
[27.02.2013 - РДП "Яблоко"] Grigory Yavlinsky on the impact of the political system on economic growth Press Release February 27, 2013 Grigory Yavlinsky, Professor at the Higher School of Economics and founder of the YABLOKO party, set the tone of the discussion. He noted that economic growth has been considered a key indicator of economic development. However, he stressed that there has been no direct correlation between the economic growth and the type of the political system. Economics can not yet answer the question why the most developed democratic countries do not show sustainable economic growth while some authoritarian states may demonstrate impressive economic growth rates.
[21.02.2013 - The Moscow Times] U.S. Is Russia"s Best Friend By Grigory Yavlinsky First, we should be aware that the U.S. does have many shortcomings. Even though many U.S. citizens have European roots and might naturally be expected to feel close ties to their forebears across the Atlantic, Americans most decidedly do not consider themselves Europeans. They refuse to let go of their right to carry arms — even assault weapons. They have a peculiar and very formal justice system. Many states have the death penalty.
[23.01.2013 - РДП Яблоко] Grigory Yavlinsky led YABLOKOs column at the anti-fascist manifestation in Moscow Press Release January 19, 2013 Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of its Political Committee, led YABLOKO’s column at the anti-fascist manifestation in Moscow. The action was held in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova killed by Neo-Nazis in the centre of Moscow.