The 20th Summit between the European Union and Ukraine is taking place in Brussels today, with President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, representing the European Union. President Petro Poroshenko will represent Ukraine. They will be joined by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Commission Vice-Presidents Maroš Šefčovič and Valdis Dombrovskis, and Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. The Summit will be an opportunity for leaders to review the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, which has been in force since 1 September and, combined with Ukraine's continued implementation of its related reform agenda, is bringing concrete benefits not only to Ukrainian, but also to EU citizens. More frequent contacts at all ages as a result of visa liberalisation; job creation and new business opportunities as a result of economic reforms and greater market opportunities; and improved public services, for example in education and health, are all examples of Ukrainian success stories, fully supported by the European Union. Beyond the reform agenda, leaders will also address foreign and security matters, including relations with Russia, the conflict in the east, the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, energy security, hybrid threats, and follow-up to the Eastern Partnership Summit of November 2018. The three Presidents will give a press conference, live on EbS, at 15:10. More information on the Summit is available on the website, and more information on EU-Ukraine relations is available in the dedicated factsheet.
- Publication date
- 9 July 2018
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations