What Does the Association Agreement Mean for Ukraine, the EU and Its Member States? A Legal Appraisal

Het eerste raadgevend referendum. Het EU-Oekraїne Associatieakkoord (Montesquieu Institute, Den Haag), pp. 71-88, 2016

13 Pages Posted: 16 May 2016

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Roman Petrov

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)

Peter Van Elsuwege

Ghent University

Date Written: March 01, 2016

Abstract

This paper analyses the EU Association Agreement (AA) with Ukraine. It argues that this new legal framework, the objective of which is to establish a form of close political association and economic integration, is important for several reasons. First, the AA replaces the outdated Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and includes a comprehensive agenda for bilateral cooperation covering all areas of common interest. Second, it contains binding, rules-based provisions aiming at the export of EU rules and values. Third, the AA provides an ambitious agenda for Ukraine’s political and economic reform.

Keywords: Ukraine, European Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership, Association Agreement, EU Acquis

Suggested Citation

Petrov, Roman and Van Elsuwege, Peter, What Does the Association Agreement Mean for Ukraine, the EU and Its Member States? A Legal Appraisal (March 01, 2016). Het eerste raadgevend referendum. Het EU-Oekraїne Associatieakkoord (Montesquieu Institute, Den Haag), pp. 71-88, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2779920

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