#Ukraine summit takes place in Brussels

| July 11, 2018

The 20th Summit between the European Union and Ukraine took place in Brussels on 9 July, with European Commission President  Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, representing the European Union. President Petro Poroshenko represented Ukraine. They were joined by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini, Commission Vice Presidents Maroš Šefčovič and Valdis Dombrovskis, and Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

The summit was 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 2017 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 liberalization; 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. More information on the summit is available on the website, and more information on EU-Ukraine relations is available in the dedicated factsheet.

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