Contents tagged with Association Agreement

  • EU demands three more reforms from Kyiv

    In 2017, Ukraine will have to implement three more reforms stipulated by the Association Agreement with the European Union, as reported by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European Integration, Olena Zerkal, in an interview with Yevropeyska Pravda.

    "The Association Agreement specifies the key points which have already passed. For example, as for the technical regulation, we need to start negotiations with the ACAA (Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of …

  • Ukraine signed cross-border cooperation agreements with four EU countries

    During the third meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, Ukraine signed cross-border cooperation agreements with four neighboring countries of the EU, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    Stepan Kubiv, who is both the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, signed the draft agreement on behalf of the Ukrainian side, and the European Commission's Director General for the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Christian …

  • Ukraine and the European Union will sign 10 agreements at Association Council meeting

    Ukraine and the European Union will sign 10 agreements at the meeting of the Association Council that will take place on the 19th of December.

    “Of course, we will discuss prospects at the meeting. Approximately 10 agreements will be signed. These agreements will be aimed at the further implementation of reform processes in Ukraine. In particular, an agreement on the reform of public administration will be signed… Also, the signing of funding agreements regarding cross-border cooperation will …

  • The European Union has accepted The Hague’s proposed compromise to EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    The resolution requested by the Netherlands on the introduction of additions to the text of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was adopted at the European Union Summit, which took place on December 15 in Brussels. In the resolution, agreed upon at the Summit, the European Union legislatively entrenched the provision that Ukraine will not be granted EU candidate country status concurrent with the signing of the Association Agreement.

    The majority of voters in the referendum that was held in early …

  • EU condemns Poroshenko’s veto of the law on ecology

    The head of the Energy-Transport-Environment Operations section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Johannes Baur, stated during a conference in Kyiv that the veto on the Law on the Strategic Environmental Assessment imposed by the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, isn’t good news on the eve of the Ukraine-EU summit that will take place on November 24.“It isn’t good news on the way to closer integration with Ukraine, and it isn’t good news on the eve of the summit that will take place at the …

  • Mogherini: The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement remains a top priority

    According to a statement issued by the European External Action Service, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman that the ratification and impementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement remains a top priority.

    Mogherini explained that a solution to the current situation is in the works since it was announced by the European Council in June. The Netherlands …

  • EU to discuss referendum on Ukraine’s association at upcoming Summit

    On Sunday, a European official told UNIAN that from the 28th – 29th of June in Brussels, the EU Summit will discuss the consequences of the referendum in Great Britain on the exit from the EU as well as the referendum in the Netherlands on Ukraine’s Association Agreement.

    According to him, on Tuesday, 27 leaders of the EU member countries during a dinner with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, will hold a discussion on the UK's exit from the EU.

    "We expect that he will …

  • Dutch PM suggested that the agreement with Ukraine may not be signed

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that there is still a chance that the country will not sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine. This was reported by Dutch broadcaster, NOS.

    Rutte did however express hope that the agreement will still be signed.

    According to him, the results of April’s referendum in the Netherlands, with regard to the Association Agreement, were terrible.

    “I am categorically against the referenda. I am also categorically, absolutely and completely against the …

  • Media: The Netherlands wants to modify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    According to the Austrian newspaper, Die Presse, citing Dutch diplomats, the Government of the Netherlands wants to modify certain provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The Dutch Government intended to take such a step after the referendum in April in which the Dutch voted against the ratification of the Association Agreement.

    "The government in The Hague prefers quiet diplomacy behind the scenes. And now, when the Netherlands is holding the EU Presidency they have an opportunity …

  • Peskov: If Ukraine's European integration negatively affects Russia, we will take countermeasures

    If Ukraine's integration into the European Union negatively affects Russian interests, then Moscow will assume balancing measures, reported the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "It is a subject which concerns, most likely, the European Union and Ukraine. As much as it concerns Russian-Ukrainian relations and the economic relations of Russia, we will trace the possible negative consequences very attentively," RIA Novosti quotes Peskov.

    According to Peskov, Moscow is …