Un récent rapport de l’Oakland Institute révèle que l’accord d’association conclu entre l’Union européenne et l’Ukraine encouragerait cette dernière à recourir aux OGM, jusqu’à présent interdits sur son territoire. Si c’était effectivement le cas, l’Ukraine – deuxième exportateur mondial de céréales et détentrice de 22 % des terres arables d’Europe – deviendrait un véritable eldorado pour les semenciers internationaux. Alors – vrai ou faux ?
The Council of the European Union on Monday delayed the application of a deep and comprehensive free-trade agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine by 15 months to December 31, 2015, the press service has said.
Russia has demanded changes to a landmark political and economic pact between the EU and Ukraine in order to meet Moscow’s concerns, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday.
The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), on Tuesday in Strasbourg. At the same time, the Agreement was also ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev.
Moscow is believed to be willing to accept Ukraine’s broad political and trade accord with the European Union under certain conditions, officials say.
The duty-free trade deal between Russia and Ukraine is coming to an end. Russia says fundamental changes mean that it will invoke Article 62 of the Vienna Declaration to terminate the understanding.
Russia is ready to suspend the free trade zone agreement with Ukraine after the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement comes into effect, Tatyana Golendeyeva, deputy chief of the Russian Federal Customs Service said.
Ukraine signed on Friday an historic free-trade agreement with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, drawing an immediate threat of "grave consequences" from Russia.
On Friday, the European Union will sign Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova and complete the signature process with Ukraine, each providing for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery.
Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed to hold high level talks on Kiev’s expected signing of an EU free trade agreement after Moscow warned last week it would retaliate with measures to protect its economy.
What will happen next in Ukraine? The coordinated plundering of the country by both sides (the West and Russia), says Kolesnik Dmitry.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to deepen their economic ties via an ambitious trade deal that would also allow Europe to import US gas, Washington’s top trade official said on Saturday.
More substantial parts of the agreement concerning free trade will only be signed after Ukraine has held new presidential elections in May, reports Reuters.
Ukraine’s new government wants to sign its Association Agreement with the EU at the 20-21 March summit of EU leaders, a high-ranking diplomat told EurActiv today (27 February).
The US state department has been remodelled to fit the EU’s so-called Eastern Partnership policy on pulling former Soviet republics closer to the West amid Russia’s new assertiveness in the region
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak has said he does not rule out the possibility of signing an Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU without the creation of a free trade area (FTA).
The European Union has suspended work on a trade and association agreement with Ukraine after failing to get a "clear commitment" from President Viktor Yanukovych to sign it.
The EU reiterated that the deal is still on the table. “We have to get over this either-or mentality,” Merkel said. “The Cold War is over.”
A long-term beneficiary of Ukraine’s decision could prove to be China, who is investing heavily in Ukraine as a major source of energy and agricultural products