The negotiation process on a new core agreement between Ukraine and the EU in replacement of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement was launched in March 2007 (in 2008 the parties agreed on its title – the Association Agreement). The final round of negotiations on the Association Agreement took place on 11 November 2011 in Brussels.
During the Fifteenth Ukraine-EU Summit (Kyiv, December 19, 2011),two sides officially announced about finalization of the negotiations on the Association Agreement. On March 30, 2012, in the heads of the negotiating delegations initialed the Agreement in Brussels.
The signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU went on two stages.
On March 21, 2014, in Brussels Ukraine and EU leaders signed the political part of the Agreement.
On June 27, 2014, during the EU Council meeting the President of Ukraine and the EU leadership, as well as the Heads of States and Governments of the EU Member States signed the economic part of the Agreement.
On September 16, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament simultaneously ratified the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
Thus, the Ukrainian Side completed all binding domestic procedures for the Association Agreement to come into force.
On September 1, 2017, all Member States finished the ratification process, and the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU entered into force in full.
Due to the unlimited term of the Agreement, it was envisaged that the Contracting Parties could undertake a comprehensive review of the achievement of objectives under the Agreement five years after its entry into force.
At the 22nd EU-Ukraine Summit (Brussels, October 6, 2020) the Contracting Parties agreed to conduct in 2021 a comprehensive review of achieving the objectives of the Agreement.
Information on the implementation of the Association Agreement is available on the website of the Government Office for Euro-Atlantic Integration. The Government Office is the main body, which according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of August 13, 2014 ref. No 346 is responsible for the implementation of tasks in the field of European and Euro-Atlantic integration and implementation of the Association Agreement.
The text of the Association Agreement is available on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.