EU Parliament, Ukraine's Rada Adopt Association Agreement at Once

World | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 14:10| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: EU Parliament, Ukraine's Rada Adopt Association Agreement at Once Kiev and Strasbourg communicated through a video link in order to keep up the same pace. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Parliament has given the green light to an Association Agreement with Ukraine setting up a free trade area after 2016.

While the agreement was being debated in Strasbourg, lawmakers in Ukraine also held discussions on the document, with both institutions having planned to pass it simultaneously.

A video link between Strasbourg and Kiev will ensure that MPs and MEPs act together on the issue.

Ukrainian president Poroshenko holding a document about the ratification of the agreement with the EU

Until 2016, when the AA (if approved) will enter into force, a preferential trade regime will be introduced helping Ukraine's economy back on its feet.

The implementation was put off for more than a year at the request of Moscow, which has urged both Ukraine and the EU to ensure stabilization in the Donbass before the free trade regime is applied.

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