Ukraine-European Union Agreement on the Free Trade Area needs to be updated, according to Nataliia Mykolska

16 September 2017

“The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement between Ukraine and the EU needs to be updated”, said the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and Trade Representative of Ukraine, Nataliia Mykolska at the 14th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

“The current draft of the free trade area agreement needs to be revised. The agreement was developed long time ago and shows itself as outdated. We need to meet with representatives of the EU and together see what measures should be taken,” she said.

Nataliia Mykolska added that the quotas provided for by the agreement no longer meet the requirements of the Ukrainian or European economies.

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Christopher Pincher
Christopher Pincher
Minister of State for Europe, United Kingdom, 16th YES Annual Meeting, 2019
«Russia’s attempt to play the strongman and imprison Ukraine in its supposed ‘sphere of influence’ harks back to a very unhappy and dark age that we all thought had been consigned to the history books.»