What Is The Association Agreement With Ukraine
The agreement obliges Ukraine to carry out economic, judicial and financial reforms in order to integrate its policy and legislation with that of the European Union. Ukraine is committed to gradually complying with EU technical and consumer standards.  The EU agrees to provide Ukraine with political and financial support, access to research and knowledge and preferential access to EU markets. The agreement commits both sides to promote progressive convergence towards the EU`s common security and defence policy and the policy of the European Defence Agency. After The 2014 Ukrainian revolution, President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from power by the majority of the Ukrainian parliament and replaced by a new transitional government in February 2014. At an EU summit on 21 March 22, 2014 in Brussels, the new Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and the Heads of State and Government of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso, have signed with the 28 political leaders or heads of state at the European Council in Brussels the political provisions of the AA with the DCFTA , which will be signed after the presidential elections in May 2014.   The European Union and the new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the economic component of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on 27 June 2014 and described Ukraine`s „decisive first step“ towards EU membership.  European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said at the signing ceremony: „In Kiev and elsewhere, people have given their lives for these closer ties with the European Union. We will not forget that.  At the summit, Ukraine pledged to respect Ukraine`s obligations under Article 8 of the Association Agreement on the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998 following changes to Ukraine`s constitution. If Malta comes into force with regard to the international treaties and conventions to which Malta can join as a member state of the European Union, as well as the international treaties and conventions that Malta must ratify on its own behalf or on behalf of the European Community because of its membership of the European Union, they come into force one month after they are presented for consideration by the Standing Committee on Foreign and European Affairs.  Today`s physical meeting is a strong symbol – it shows our unwavering commitment to deepening our relations with Ukraine. The ratification was made on the basis of the European Union Regulation (definition of treaties) (Association Agreement) (Ukraine) 2015, adopted in accordance with Section 1, paragraph 3, of the European Communities Act of 1972, after being adopted by a resolution of each Parliament.