Ukraine Agreement With Eu

October 12th, 2021

Today`s physical meeting is a strong symbol – it shows our unwavering commitment to deepening our relations with Ukraine. On 2 December 2013, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, agreed to meet a Ukrainian delegation to discuss closer relations with the EU, but declared that there would be no reopening of negotiations on the proposed Association Agreement. [71] On the same day, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov announced that Ukraine was considering signing a “roadmap” with the EU. “I`m not talking about the conditions of the association, but the conditions we wanted to solve before the signing and after the signing.” [72] Ukraine and the EU adopted, on 5 December 22013, the Commission launched “technical preparations for the next dialogue between Ukraine and the EU on certain aspects of the implementation of an Association Agreement”. [73] However, on December 15, Fuele said that the Ukrainian government`s negotiating position had “no reason to materialize” and that it insinuated further discussions. [74] Barroso said: “We are going on a long journey that will help Ukraine become, like others, what we now call `new member states`. But we must set aside the short-term political calculation. [75] In the 1990s, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy remained important trading partners of Ukraine. According to Eurostat, the EU`s trade in goods with Ukraine more than tripled in value between 2000 and 2007: exports rose from €5.5 billion to €22.4 billion, while imports rose from €4.8 billion to €12.4 billion. However, this increase has not made Ukraine one of the EU`s main trading partners.

In 2007, Ukraine accounted for only 2% of EU exports and only 1% of imports from the European Union, which is the bottom of the EU`s top twenty trading partners (16th place). [153] Relations between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine are marked by the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). Ukraine is a priority partner in the Eastern Partnership and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The EU aspires to an increasingly close relationship with Ukraine, which goes beyond cooperation, in order to achieve progressive economic integration and a deepening of political cooperation. [1] The agreement also obliges both parties to cooperate and converge policies, legislation and regulations in a wide range of areas. [how?] These include equal rights for workers, visa waiver for individuals, exchange of information and personnel in the field of justice, modernisation of Ukrainian energy infrastructure, access to the European Investment Bank and many others. While work on signing a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU first began in 1999[188], formal negotiations between the Ukrainian government and the European Commissioner for Trade did not start until 18 February 2008. [189] Until May 2011, there remained three outstanding issues that needed to be resolved under the free trade agreement: quotas for Ukrainian grain exports, access to the EU services market, and geographical names of Ukrainian raw materials. Beyond these problems, the agreement was ready. [190] Despite these outstanding issues, Ukraine was ready to sign the agreement in its current form.

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