'Integration agreements' concluded by the EU : a useful but tricky legal concept -- The conditio sine qua non : the obligation to apply, implement or incorporate a predetermined selection of EU acquis -- Criteria to ensure the uniform interpretation and application of the EU law -- Overview EU integration agreements -- Background of the EU-Ukraine AA : the PCA and ENP -- Legal and political hurdles towards the signing and conclusion of the EU-Ukraine AA -- A legal analysis of the EU-Ukraine AA -- The EU-Ukraine DCFTA : a "deep" and "comprehensive" FTA? -- The 'traditional' scope of the DCFTA : trade in goods and flanking measures -- The DCFTA : market access conditionality and mechanisms to ensure the uniform interpretation and application of the EU acquis -- Horizontal DCFTA provisions and mechanisms -- An assessment of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA -- Sectoral integration agreements in the ENP : the energy community treaty and the common aviation area -- Conclusion
In The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, Guillaume Van der Loo provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of this complex and controversial international agreement. While key political and legal hurdles towards the signing and conclusion of this agreement are analysed, its scope and contents are scrutinised and contrasted to other international agreements concluded by the EU. Specific attention is devoted to the ambitious "deep and comprehensive free trade area" and the unique provisions related to Ukraine's approximation to the EU acquis. In particular, this book explores to what extent the agreement can be considered a new legal instrument for 'EU integration without membership'
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Ghent University, 2014)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 19, 2016)