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Viche 2012 №8

№8, 2012

Legal nature of the agenda of association between Ukraine and the European Union

Ukraine's entrance to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created a basis for starting the negotiations on a new agreement with the EU, the basis of which should become a free trade zone. In September 2008 during the Paris EU-Ukraine summit it was agreed that the new document will have an association agreement form [8]. Because of preparation of a new agreement in June 2009 at a meeting of the Cooperation Council EU-Ukraine in Brussels the Agenda of the EU-Ukraine for preparing and facilitating the implementation of the Association Agreement (IAA) was approved [10]. This document came into force on November 24, 2009 by exchange of notes between the diplomatic agencies of Ukraine and the EU [3], having replaced the Ukraine-EU Action Plan [4]. It is a separate instrument of cooperation of our country and the EU will work together with the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) [6] and the Eastern Partnership Policy (EPP) [7].

Viktor MURAVYOV