Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Internal EU politics Ukraine, Russia & CIS

In brief: Ukraine Association Agreement now on track for ratification

A bill submitted to the Dutch Parliament by Mark Rutte greenlighting the Dutch government’s ratification of the EU Ukraine Association Agreement is likely to pass the final hurdle in the upper house, sources say.   The deal faced uncertainty after a compromise declaration adopted by EU member state in 15 December. The Christian Democratic …

EU Ukraine association deal declaration faces potential rough ride in Dutch upper house
Internal EU politics Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine association deal declaration faces potential rough ride in Dutch upper house

EU leaders managed to find wording acceptable to all 28 EU member states on the declaration requested by the Netherlands during a Council meeting today. A major hurdle to the final adoption of the Association Agreement and its in-built deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU’s eastern neighbour has …