Germany ratifies Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
Germany has completed the ratification procedure of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andrij Melnyk wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
"Good news: Germany has completed the ratification procedure of the Association Agreement and submitted the corresponding letters to Brussels," Melnyk tweeted.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 26, the German parliament, the Bundestag, ratified the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine.
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 the following EU country parliaments - those of Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Malta, Estonia, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Finland, and Slovenia.
Preparation procedures for ratification of the agreement are continuing in Austria, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, and France, according to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis.