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Implementation of reforms continues to bring EU and Ukraine closer together

The new President, Parliament and Government of Ukraine have all stated their commitment to the continued implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. A report published by the EU on 16 December finds that, over the past year, Ukraine has adopted important legislation and strengthened institutions, as demanded by the Ukrainian citizens, but that further work is needed, particularly to improve the business and investment climate.

The Association Agreement continues to bring the European Union and Ukraine closer together. Thanks to this agreement, the European Union has become Ukraine's main trading partner, and since the EU introduced visa-free travel to the European Union for Ukrainian citizens two years ago, they have made over three million visits, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell.

The Association Implementation Report on Ukraine looks at the implementation of the commitments under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the context of the revised European Neighbourhood Policy.

It covers the period since the publication of the last report in November 2018 until the publication of this report, and feeds into the EU-Ukraine Association Council, which will take place in Brussels on 28 January 2020.

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