Germany ratifies Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

14:48, 26 March 2015
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The German parliament, the Bundestag, ratified the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine on Thursday, Ukraine's ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has said in a posting on his Twitter account.

UNIAN

"The Bundestag has ratified the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine!!! Danke, Deutschland!" Melnyk tweeted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine and the EU signed the political part of the Association Agreement on March 21 but postponed the signing of its economic part, which foresees the establishment of a free trade zone, ahead of the presidential elections in Ukraine.

After the elections on May 25, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the full version of the Association Agreement with the European Union on June 27.

On September 16 the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) and the European Parliament simultaneously ratified the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

The document must be ratified by all 28 EU member states.

So far, the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union has been ratified by 15 EU country parliaments - those of Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Malta, Estonia, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Ireland, and now Germany.

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