Resilience in the Context of the Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

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https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj249888.2021-7.1-26

Abstract

This article examines the extent of the practice of resilience in the process of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA). Also, it analyses the main legislative and institutional tools promoting resilience of Ukraine’s market integration with the EU. Two cases are considered in this study. The first case is the launch of negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Agreement on Conformity and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA). The second case is an EU-Ukraine Trade Dispute on Export Woods Ban. In both cases the EU institutions and Ukraine display a high degree of flexibility to pursue a policy of resilience to achieve a high degree of EU Internal Market rapprochement. In the case of Ukraine, the institutional mechanism of the EU-Ukraine AA remains unused as a forum to discuss effectively and to find solutions for impeding problems in the bilateral cooperation agenda. Therefore, a coherent, transparent, and effective institutional cooperation framework in the bilateral EU-Ukraine relations is still needed.

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Roman Petrov, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov is Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Studies and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He is the founder and first elected president of the Ukrainian European Studies Association. Areas of Prof. Dr. Petrov’s research and teaching include: EU Law, EU Business Law; EU External Relations Law; Approximation and Harmonisation of Legislation in the EU; Legal Aspects of Regional Integration in the Post-Soviet Area.

Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine / Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Dr. Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva is the associate professor of the International and European Law Department at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She holds the position of the associate professor of the European Law Department of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and chairs the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Western Ukrainian Research Center for European Studies.” Currently she occupies the acting President of the Ukrainian European Studies Association. Her research and teaching areas cover the EU Law, EU Economic Law, EU Consumer Protection Law, Public Policy-Making in the EU and the legal regulation of the cooperation between the EU and the Eastern European States.

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2021-12-29

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