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Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze said that in 2020, Kiev is going to invite the European Union to revise the Association Agreement concluded in 2014. Its words transfers “RBC-Ukraine”.
According to the Minister, since the initial consultation “has changed the structure of the economy”, that allows to speak about the need for revision. On developing proposals that plan to be “on the basis of national interest, and how the evolving market and EU law”, will run the various ministries.
Also klympush-Tsintsadze has promised to continue the discussion on Europe questions on the introduction of additional sanctions against Russia over the extradition of Ukrainian citizens Russian passports in the breakaway territories of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
Earlier in December 2018 high representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini said that the agreement on Association of Ukraine with the EU “the most ambitious ever developed by the European Union with any partner country”.
At the same time, European officials have repeatedly stressed that the agreement does not give Ukraine the prospect of accession to the European Union, and its purpose is only to promote economic integration.
The Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union signed in 2014, but it has not come into force immediately, because it required the approval of all member countries of the EU. In 2017, the last remaining state — the Netherlands — have ratified the document. To do this, at the request of Amsterdam, the agreement was amended, according to which Ukraine was denied the right to become a candidate for membership in the European Union, as well as providing military guarantees and additional funding. The agreement does not allow the Ukrainians to live and work in the EU.
The agreement may no longer be valid if any of the European countries will withdraw its signature.
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