3 DCFTAs Op-ed. Surrender of the oligarchic regime, re-launching of European integration in Moldova and Russia’s agenda

Op-ed No 19/2019

“The oligarchic regime’s capitulation does not solve all the problems automatically. It requires political stability to re-launch the process of reforms and returning to healthy dialogue with the EU and other foreign partners...”


The EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free
Trade Areas (DCFTAs) with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

This project, supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), ran initially from April 2015 to December 2018, and has now been renewed for the three years 2019 to 2021.

The initial objective of the project was to clarify the legal, political and economic implications of the three Association Agreements and DCFTAs negotiated between EU and Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The agreements are long and technical legal texts, which cannot be ‘read like a book’. However, these agreements (often termed ‘AA/DCFTAs’ for short) are very substantial in the content and mechanisms for the integration of the three states with the EU.

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