CASE Policy Briefs, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, EU, FTA, trade, Trade, economic integration and globalization, Ukraine

EU-Ukraine Integration: What Lies Ahead

Recent events have called into question Ukraine’s continued European orientation. If Ukraine is to develop a stronger economic relationship with the European Union, this will be based on a Free Trade Agreement. While a standard FTA in the manufacturing sector can benefi t both the EU and Ukraine, deeper economic integration has the potential to signifi cantly boost intra-industry trade between the two sides. This, if combined other EU incentives, might yet draw Ukraine closer to the EU, but only if Ukraine is willing.


For the full text of the paper on The New EU Frontier: Perspectives on Enhanced Economic Integration see CASE Network Reports No. 71, 2007