The long-awaited introduction of the EU's free-trade deal with Ukraine on Friday coincided with the imposition of Moscow's food embargo on the country. The implementation of the accord was delayed by a year, as the EU and Ukraine sought to address Russian concern about a broader … [Read more...] about EU-Ukraine trade deal sparks Moscow-Kyiv trade war
The Dutch electoral commission said on Wednesday a group of activists had collected enough signatures to call a referendum on the EU-Ukraine cooperation agreement. Though it's non-binding, many observers say the referendum points to a growing euroskepticism among Dutch voters. … [Read more...] about Dutch website gains enough signatures for EU-Ukraine referendum
The Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified a controversial association agreement on Tuesday, though in a compromise, a key measure in the agreement was delayed from taking effect for over a year in order to assuage Russian fears. Below, DW outlines the agreement's most … [Read more...] about Russia, West delay key element of EU-Ukraine trade deal
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, was joined by representatives from the European Commission and Council for the formal start of negotiations during a one-day visit to Kiev on Tuesday. Prime Minister Viktor … [Read more...] about EU, Ukraine Launch Negotiations on Bolstering Ties
There is always plenty to talk about when a former Soviet satellite state knocks on the EU's door. This time around, at the EU-Ukraine summit in Helsinki on Friday, the agenda is longer than usual. That is because Russian President Vladimir Putin angered western leaders by … [Read more...] about What’s the Next Step for EU-Ukraine Relations?