|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)|
|Series Details||SWD (2023) 30|
Staff Working Document (SWD) published by the European Commission on 1 February 2023, reporting on the capacity of Ukraine to assume the obligations of European Union (EU) membership.
This analytical report completes the European Commission's Opinion on Ukraine's application for membership of the EU, which was adopted in June 2022. It assesses the country’s overall capacity tonuphold the obligations of membership, i.e. the full body of EU law as expressed in the Treaty, secondary legislation, and the EU’s policies (acquis of the European Union).
The analytical report is a structural assessment against the criteria set by the European Council in Copenhagen in 1993 and subsequent European Council conclusions. It builds on knowledge and experience gained from the EU’s cooperation with Ukraine and Ukraine’s answers to the questionnaires it received in April 2022. The Association Agreement (AA), including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DFCTA), covers a substantial part of the EU acquis. The AA also provides comprehensive institutional set-up for bilateral dialogue and for monitoring the process of gradual approximation of Ukraine’s legislation to the EU acquis.
The analytical report focuses on Ukraine’s alignment of its laws with the EU acquis in the 33 acquis chapters, except for areas that were covered in detail by the Opinion. Following the adoption of the revised enlargement methodology for the EU’s enlargement policy, the EU acquis is further structured around six thematic clusters. This report takes stock of the situation in June 2022, when the Commission published its Opinion.
This report was published by the European Commission on 1 February 2023.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, EU Enlargement|
|Keywords||Accession Criteria | Copenhagen Criteria
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|