EU-Ukraine Association Council today endorsed the updated Association Agenda,
which will be instrumental in guiding the process of enhanced reforms and
economic modernization in Ukraine. Being agreed between the Ukrainian
Government and the EU and its Member States, this document constitutes the main
political tool for the implementation and monitoring of the Association
EU-Ukraine Association Agenda provides a practical framework through which the
overall objectives of political association and economic integration can be
achieved. It does so by providing a list of reform priorities and concrete
measures as well as relevant EU support on the wide range of areas covered by
the Association Agreement, of which important parts are provisionally applied
since 1 November 2014. The updated document now reflects the enhanced level of
association in our bilateral relations.
Association Agenda also outlines ten short-term reform actions that Ukraine
should address as a matter of priority in the areas of constitution, elections,
judiciary, anti-corruption, public administration, energy, deregulation, public
procurement, taxation and external audit.
The EU and
Ukraine recognize the importance of supporting the agreed priorities through
appropriate and sufficient political, technical and financial means, reconfirm
their commitment to continue to work together towards Ukraine's political
association and economic integration with the EU and reiterate the importance
of swift ratification of the Association Agreement by all EU Member States in
accordance with their national procedures.
parties now agreed to join their efforts for effective implementation of the
Association Agenda and the Association Agreement and provide for close
monitoring of this process.
implementation of the Association Agenda will be subject to and part of annual
reporting, monitoring and assessment.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agenda
Council of the European Union