Article title The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as an Innovative Legal Instrument
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 08/2015
Сторінки [9-16]
Annotation This paper analyses the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA). It argues that this new legal framework, which has the objective to establish a unique form of political association and economic integration, is characterised by three specific features: comprehensiveness, complexity and conditionality. Based upon a comparison with other EU external agreements, it is demonstrated that the AA is an innovative legal instrument providing for a new type of integration without membership.
Keywords European Union, Ukraine, Association Agreement, deep and comprehensive free trade area, integration, legislative approximation.