Financial And Administrative Framework Agreement 8 May 2014

For the 2000-2006 budget period, EU financial assistance to Ukraine was defined in the TacIS programme, introduced in 1991, which supports the process of transition to market economies for the 11 CIS countries and Georgia. In addition, the suspension of Switzerland`s equivalency could be an attempt by the EU to prevent British financial service providers from moving to Switzerland and not to an EU member state after Brexit. However, an alienated Switzerland and Britain could allow themselves to move in together. A considerable amount of Swiss shares traded on European platforms up to 30 June have been carried out in locations in London13.13 It is possible that Switzerland and the UK will conclude a bilateral agreement after Brexit, which is unfavourable to the EU and further reduces its leverage. This seems particularly likely considering that Switzerland and the United Kingdom have recently reached an agreement on the right of their citizens to work in each other`s countries in the event of non-Deal-Brexit14, as well as a declaration of intent for close cooperation in various areas.15 On 18 September, the Ukrainian cabinet unanimously approved the draft Association Agreement. [64] Ukraine is one of six post-Soviet nations invited to cooperate with the EU under the new multilateral framework that the Eastern Partnership must put in place. Kiev, however, said it remained pessimistic about the „added value“ of the initiative. Indeed, Ukraine and the EU have already begun negotiations for new and improved political and free trade agreements (association and free trade agreements). The liberalisation of the visa regime has also made some progress, despite the persistent problems faced by EU Member States vis-à-vis Ukrainians. 20 page 8 of the Commission`s communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Equivalence in Financial Services, from 29 July 2019, available here. („[…] Equivalency credits do not give third countries …

a right to an equivalent destination, even if they are able to demonstrate that their framework meets the relevant criteria.) ↩ December 17, Ukraine signed an agreement with Russia, which allowed Russia to buy $15 billion in Eurobonds and reduce the cost of Russian natural gas delivered to Ukraine,[76] [77] although Putin said that „the issue of Ukraine`s accession to the customs union [Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia] has not been addressed today.“ [78] [nb 3] Three days later, senior EU officials said that the EU was still ready to sign the Association Agreement „as soon as Ukraine is ready to do so“, that the agreement would also be beneficial to Russia and that the EU „was absolutely not concerned that Ukraine is signing agreements with Russia“. [81] [82] [83] [84] On 23 December 2013, Russian President Yuri Ushakov stated that there was „no contradiction“ in Ukraine`s association with the EU and its observer status in the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union. [85] Viktor Yanukovych and his government were removed from office by Parliament after the 2014 Ukrainian revolution in February 2014. [2] [7] Yanukovych`s fall plunged Ukraine into the 2014 crisis in Crimea and the pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine in 2014. [1] [2] In March 2014, the EU condemned Russia`s annexation of Crimea and the „clear violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity by the aggression of the Russian armed forces“.