Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs
EU FTAs & bilateral ties Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA : EU ready to agree to significant carve-outs

[sh_light_text ]The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung writes this morning that the EU is ready to accept that large swaths of the 1500-page long deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) signed this spring with Ukraine will not come into force. [/sh_light_text]   Today, officials from Ukraine, Russia and the EU are holding a meeting to reach …

EU Ukraine DCFTA vs Eurasian customs union: flexibilities on technical standards implementation in sight
Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Ukraine DCFTA vs Eurasian customs union: flexibilities on technical standards implementation in sight

[sh_light_text ]During a summit in Minsk this week German Chancellor Angela Merkel provoked an outcry when she told Russian President Vladimir Putin that she wouldn’t raise objections if Ukraine decided to join the Eurasian Union, the regional economic and political project championed by Moscow. Commentators in Europe have seen this …

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer
Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer

By Iana Dreyer   This has been a sad summer for Europe. The fact that holiday pleasures for those who enjoyed some were dampened by bad weather turns out to be a minor inconvenience in a season overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, the political unravellings in the Middle East, and bad news for the economy in Eurozone’s core economies, including …