Slovakian President signed a law on ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association

17 October 2014 17:44  6782084 082998
Slovakian President signed a law on ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association

Slovakian President Andrej Kiska on Thursday put his signature under the law of his country's ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

This was reported by the Radio Svoboda.

Thus, Slovakia became one the first EU member states that have ratified the agreement.

Recall that the Slovak parliament ratified the agreement on association between Ukraine and the EU on September 24.

September 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament simultaneously ratified the Association Agreement .According to the procedure, each of the EU Member States must ratify the document.Currently, six Member States have done it - Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Romania and Slovakia.

The agreement will formally enter into force after the ratification procedure is completed by all countries which can take a few years.

Currently, its provisional implementation will begin on November 1, before the completion of the ratification process.  In this case, the implementation of the part of the document relating to a free trade area between Ukraine and EU is postponed to early 2015 - during this time, however, unilateral preferences from the EU to Ukraine, provided by the Agreement, will be in force.

Yevropeiska Pravda.

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