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Tensions grow ahead of EU-Ukraine summit
Days before a crunch EU-Ukraine summit on 19 December, Kyiv is under increased pressure as Brussels urges its leaders to release political prisoners and Russia moves to take control of its gas pipeline network, diplomats told EurActiv.
Montenegro signs FTA with Ukraine, expects to join WTO soon
Montenegro’s Economy Minister Vladimir Kavarić and his Ukrainian counterpart Andrii Klyuyev signed today in Kyiv the free trade agreement between the two states, which will enable Montenegro to resume its accession negotiations with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and join the organisation in the near future.
Ukraine, EU agree association deal – Ukrainian PM
Ukraine and the European Union agreed the entire text of the association agreement and free trade zone deal, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Friday.
Ukraine may turn to Customs Union if EU talks fail - minister
Ukraine may move closer to the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan if the European Union blocks its association agreement with Kiev, Ukraine’s Social Policy Minister Serhiy Tyhypko said.
Ukraine PM says EU’s Tymoshenko stance "immoral"
The European Union’s threat to scrap planned free trade and association agreements with Ukraine if it jails former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is immoral, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Saturday.
Poland looks to Ukraine for strategic depth
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich arrived in Poland on Tuesday to meet with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski. The two leaders centered their discussion around Ukraine’s ongoing negotiations toward an association and free trade agreement with the European Union and ways that Poland can help facilitate this process.
Tymoshenko’s trial and Ukraine’s future
Negotiations on the EU association agreement should proceed — this is an issue of strategic importance to Europe — but subsequent steps will inevitably depend on Ukraine’s commitment to the values and principles underpinning European integration, writes Carl Bildt
Tymoshenko Calling On EU Leaders To Prevent Disruption Of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister, leader of the All-Ukrainian Association Batkivschyna, is calling on EU leaders to prevent disruption of the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.
Three outstanding issues remain in FTA agreement between Ukraine, EU, says Ukrainian PM
The agreement on the establishment of a free trade area between Ukraine and the European Union is almost ready, although there are three unresolved issues remaining, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said.
Russian Prime Minister Putin admits trade protective measures if introduce free trade area between Ukraine and EU
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says that Russia may apply trade protective measures if Ukraine and the European Union sign a free trade area agreement
EU free trade zone could slow Ukraine’s GDP growth - minister
A proposed free trade zone with the European Union could slow economic growth in Ukraine, the country’s deputy economics minister said in an interview published on Tuesday.
FTA agreement with Ukraine will strengthen EU’s competitiveness
The agreement on a free trade zone between Ukraine and European Union will strengthen the competitiveness of the EU itself. This opinion was expressed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryshchenko at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister of Germany, Guido Westerwelle, during his official visit to Kyiv.
The bubble bursts for Ukraine’s ’Champagne’
Ukrainian winemakers will be forced to stop labelling their sparkling white wines as "Champagne" as part of a free trade agreement with the European Union due to be signed later this year.
Ukraine and EU clash in ’candy row’
The Ukraine’s confectionary industry, which employs 300,000 people, is reportedly under threat from FTA talks with the EU.
European Union fails to see strengths of Ukraine, Turkey
There were hopes that in the final stages of the EU-Ukraine FTA negotiations the EU may be ready to add a membership perspective. However, EU sources say this is not going to happen.
EU-Ukraine agreement on horizon
If it "continues to demonstrate its determination" to satisfy the required conditions, Ukraine could sign an association agreement with the European Union during the Polish EU Presidency, in the second half of this year, said a diplomatic source in Warsaw
Japan, Ukraine eye investment, technology sharing in agriculture
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have agreed to launch negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty
Turkey wants to sign free trade agreement with Ukraine
Turkey is interested in expanding economic cooperation with Ukraine and introducing the visa-free regime between the two countries, Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce Nihat Ergun has said at the Black Sea Economic Forum in Yalta, an UKRINFORM correspondent reported.
Free trade agreement between Ukraine and Israel may be concluded next year, President Yanukovych believes
This was aired by the Uklrainian President during a joint press conference with President Shimon Peres of Israel in Kiev. The two have already signed a bilateral investment treaty.
Turkey wants to create free trade area with Ukraine
Turkey wants to create a free trade area with Ukraine, Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric told the Den newspaper.