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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, and Ukraine
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Usual Title PCA Ukraine
Place of Signature Luxembourg
Date of Signature 14/06/1994
Date of Entry Into Force 01/03/1998
Duration Definite
Agreement Suspension Justification  
Objective of Agreement

To provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue between the Parties allowing the development of close political relations, promote trade and investment and harmonious economic relations between the Parties and so to foster their sustainable development, provide a basis for mutually advantageous economic, social, financial, civil scientific technological and cultural cooperation, and to support Ukrainian efforts to consolidate its democracy and to develop its economy and to complete the transition into a market economy.


Concluded for an initial period of ten years. Automatically renewable on an annual basis unless terminated. Third-generation agreement, relatively complete, it establishes a legal framework, based on the respect of democratic principles and human rights, setting out the political, economic and trade relationship between the EU and Ukrainians. In addition to political dialogue and the future developments and human rights clauses, Title VII is devoted to cooperation in areas relating to democracy and human rights. The following subjects are covered: Title I: general principles Title II: political dialogue Title III: trade in goods Title IV: provisions affecting business and investment Title V: legislative cooperation Title VI: economic cooperation Title VII: cooperation on matters relating to democracy and human rights Title VIII: cooperation on prevention of illegal activities and the prevention and control of illegal immigration Title IX: cultural cooperation Title X: financial cooperation in the field of technical assistance Title XI: institutional, general and final provisions.

Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one Part, and Ukraine, of the other part
-Protocol between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part and Ukraine, of the other part (PCA), on accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the PCA and on adjustments to the PCA
OJ Reference L49, 19/02/1998, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Atomic Energy Community, European Coal and Steel Community, European Community, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian
Subject Matters Eastern Europe
External Relations
Authentic Texts Article 107 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 101 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 108 Agreement
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 102 Agreement
Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Article 10 Agreement
Readmission Article 27 Agreement
Management Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Cooperation Committee
Cooperation Council
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision

Council and Commission Decision of 26 January 1998 on the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part; OJ L49 of 19/02/1998, p.1

Reserves A declaration of EU competence exists for this treaty. To consult the text click on "to load all the summary data of the treaty".
Competence Mixed
Financial Provision of Agreement  
Legal Basis Treaty EAEC: Article 101
Treaty EC: Article 113
Treaty EC: Article 99
Treaty EC: Article 75
Treaty EC: Article 66
Treaty EC: Article 54
Treaty ECSC: Article 95
General Comments

Framework Agreement; Comprehensive Agreement; Euratom

Last Update :   14/06/2017