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EU/Ukraine DCFTA – Which parts fo the agreement will start regardless of signing?

February 9, 2013

Now here’s a question worthy of pondering.

All EU and Ukrainian eyes are looking towards the Vilnius summit in November for the signing of (not ratifying of) the EU/Ukrainian Association Agreement (AA) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA).

However, there are persistent and well sourced rumours emanating from both Kyiv and Brussels that certain parts of the DCFTA will come into force either prior to – or regardless of – the signing of the DCFTA in Lithuania this autumn.

The questions are therefore, which parts of this weighty tome do both sides want to action so desperately that this is the case – and why are they so necessary as to be politically expedient to do regardless, based upon the initialed document?

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