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EU - Ukraine

Pasākuma datums: 19/02/2021

EU - Ukraine
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Ukraine is a priority partner for the European Union (EU). The EU supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for its citizens and is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The Association Agreement (AA), including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) signed in 2014, is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together. It is based on shared values and commitment to respect for democratic principles, the rule of law, good governance, human rights and fundamental freedoms. After the Euromaidan Revolution, Ukraine has taken essential steps in implementing complex reforms.

Priority reforms include the fight against corruption, reform of the judiciary, constitutional and electoral reforms, improvement of the business climate and energy efficiency, as well as reform of public administration and decentralisation. Since 2014, the EU and the Financial Institutions have mobilised more than €15 billion in grants and loans to support the reform process, with strong conditionality on continued progress.

Ukraine has gained access to different European Union programmes, becoming for instance the frontrunner of Erasmus+ among the Eastern Partnership countries; becoming fully associated to the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation; and taking part in the Creative Europe programme supporting the cultural, creative and audio-visual sectors. The EU also cooperates with Ukraine in the framework of the eastern regional dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Eastern Partnership.