The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Guillaume Van der Loo, a Researcher in CEPS Europe in the World unit, has published a book on the new EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, entitled The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: New Legal Instrument for EU Integration without Membership. Published by Brill | Nijhof, the book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of this complex and controversial international agreement. It also analyses the key political and legal hurdles that stood in the way of signing and concluding the agreement, and scrutinises its scope and contents, contrasting it with other international agreements concluded by the EU. Specific attention is paid to the ambitious ‘deep and comprehensive free trade area’ and the unique provisions related to Ukraine’s approximation to the EU acquis. This book also explores the extent to which the agreement can be considered as a new legal instrument for ‘EU integration without membership’.