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Prospects for EU-Ukraine Economic Relations

  • Dmytro Boyarchuk
  • Inna Golodniuk
  • Mykyta Mykhaylychenko
  • Wojciech Paczynski
  • Anna Tsarenko
  • Vitaly Vavryschuk

This report looks at the prospects for economic integration between Ukraine and the European Union. The so-called Orange Revolution of late 2004 saw the question of Ukraine’s future geopolitical orientation re-emerge, and the idea of closer integration with the EU received wide social support. Yet, already by mid-2006 the political support to the idea of Euro-Atlantic integration seem to diminish. It is not clear if, how and when the idea of deeper integration with the EU will be put into action. Although the main steps have been charted at the official level (Ukraine becoming WTO member and both sides start to gradually lower barriers to trade in manufacturing goods), neither their timing, nor the steps going beyond them can be specified with any degree of certainty. This report aims at showing the possible and optimal policy options.

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Paper provided by CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research in its series CASE Network Reports with number 0066.

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Length: 120 Pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:sec:cnrepo:0066
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