11.03.2016. How to explain EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Institute of World Policy


The Institute of World Policy presented comprehensive talking points in debate about the Association Agreement (AA) with Ukraine. The Institute recommends emphasizing that the AA between Ukraine and the EU is, on the first place, a democratic choice of the citizens of Ukraine and is primarily aimed at internal reforms in Ukraine targeting development of trade, fighting corruption, stability, protection of human rights and cooperation with the EU. The AA does not provide the EU membership perspective for Ukraine, and application for membership is not a part of Ukraine’s agenda. It is worth explaining that adopting “European values” means more democracy, human rights, rule of law etc.

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