Association Agreements Ukraine Moldova Georgia

Great article and theme! Do these partnership agreements provide provisions for Russian minorities in these countries, such as the Odessa region or In Transdistria? As you say, the choice between the EU and Russia will lead to internal pressure in these countries. Although there is an incompatibility between the Russian government and European values, agreements that do not assume that there is necessarily a broad “border” or a transition zone to fill the two cultural spaces and, therefore, to try to identify with the other bloc are not a lasting solution (see for example the positive result in South Tyrol between Italy and Austria compared to the other bloc. And the rights of minorities cannot generally be left entirely to the host country, as shown for example by the Russians in the Baltic States and their difficulties in accessing citizenship after the independence of the Soviet Union. During the Soviet occupation, these people did not choose to settle there for geopolitical reasons, but probably because of jobs (if they had a choice). Nevertheless, they found themselves in inevitable mechanisms after independence. It would be very interesting to understand what the EU is doing to deal with these issues. The EU will sign the three aforementioned agreements on 27 June 2014, on the sidelines of the European Council in Brussels. The association agreements with the Republic of Moldova and Georgia are signed in their entirety, while the signing of the Association Agreement with Ukraine concerns the remaining chapters after the signing of the political agreements on 21 March. The study was originally published by the European Parliament, entitled “The State of the Implementation of Free Trade Associations and Agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, with a particular focus on Ukraine and systemic analysis of key sectors.” This is an important moment for both the EU and the countries concerned, as the agreements will greatly deepen the political and economic relations between the signatories, with a long-term perspective of closer political association and closer economic integration. Association agreements have yielded concrete results, both politically and economically. They have led to free rules that allow many people to travel to the EU, including students who can also benefit from university exchange programmes such as Erasmus. Free trade agreements have increased the EU`s share of trade between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.

According to the European Council on External Relations, “The comprehensive and comprehensive free trade agreements signed by the EU with some Eastern Partnership countries appear to have led to an increase in the bloc`s share of some of these countries` exports: 43% for Ukraine and 63% for Moldova by 2018.