Ukraine in Europe
Ukraine is a priority partner country for the European Union within the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and the Eastern Partnership.
The current legal framework for EU-Ukraine relations is provided by the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA). The ambitions of both the EU and Ukraine are to move to the next level: to economic integration and deepening political association.
Last year the EU and Ukraine finalized the negotiations on the Association Agreement. Nevertheless, the longer-term perspective of signature, ratification and conclusion of the Association Agreement will very much depend on the political circumstances. Ukraine needs to show by its actions now that it is ready to live in the spirit of political association, and above all to share European core values (democracy, rule of law, independent media, judiciary, freedom of assembly, etc.).
2012 is a crucial year of opportunity for EU-Ukraine relations — a lot is at stake. The EU expressed its continued commitment to support Ukraine’s closer European integration, which is still the official foreign policy of the country. There is no Plan B.
What to see in the European Village
- Public Debates with EU Ambassadors on EU-Ukraine relations
- Contests and quizzes on EU values, history, and institutions.
- Show-cases on EU practical assistance to Ukraine (info stands of EU-funded projects)
- Talk-show on Visa Facilitation Agreement with EU diplomats, experts and celebrities (moderator — well-known TV presenter)
- Interactive presentation on tips how to apply for a visa and on border control service
- Role play with professional moderator on different visa issues and stories