The EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine: A Comparative Study

The EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine: A Comparative Study

Date: June 26, 2017

Author(s):  Van der Loo Guillaume

Language: English

Work type: Report

Publisher/institution: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Abstract:

This paper compares the three Association Agreements (AAs) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTAs) that the EU has concluded with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. In particular, it explores the main differences in the ‘political’ and trade-related chapters and the provisions on legislative approximation. Whereas the scope and contents of these sets of agreements are very similar, some specific differences can be identified in view of the different political and economic priorities of the EU’s partner countries.