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Inter-parliamentary meetings

8th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting - 17-18 September 2018 Lviv/Ivano-Frankivsk

The eighth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) was held in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk on 17-18 September 2018, co-chaired by Mykola Kniazhytskyi on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Dariusz Rosati on behalf of the European Parliament. The Parliamentary Association Committee, having considered the state of play of EU- Ukraine relations, the implementation of the Association Agreement and the overall security and political situation in Ukraine, agreed upon the following final statement and recommendations.

9th meeting of the EU-Ukraine PAC, 13-14 March 2019, Strasbourg

The ninth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) was held in Strasbourg on 13-14 March 2019, co-chaired by Mariia Ionova on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Dariusz Rosati on behalf of the European Parliament. The Parliamentary Association Committee, having discussed the major developments in Ukraine and EU Ukraine relations since 2014, and in particular since the creation of the PAC in February 2015, and exchanged views on the priorities for future developments, agreed upon the following final statement and recommendations.

7th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 18-19 April 2018, Strasbourg

The seventh meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) was held in Strasbourg on 18-19 April 2018, and was co-chaired by Mykola Kniazhytskyi on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Dariusz Rosati on behalf of the European Parliament.

The Parliamentary Association Committee, having considered the state of play of EU-Ukraine relations, the implementation of the Association Agreement and the overall security and political situation in Ukraine, agreed upon the following final statement and recommendations (see attachment).


6th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 18-21 September 2017, Dnipro and Kyiv

The sixth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) was held in Dnipro on 21 September 2017, and was co-chaired by Mr. Mykola KNIAZHYTSKYI on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Mr. Dariusz ROSATI on behalf of the European Parliament.

Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and of the European Parliament, representatives of the Government of Ukraine and of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine as well as representatives of the European Commission and of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform participated in the discussions, which focused on the EU-Ukraine relations, the security situation and on the reform process in Ukraine, including the implementation of the Association Agreement.

A special session dedicated to the justice sector reform and the fight against corruption was held under participation of Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko.

The meeting was concluded by the adoption of a final statement and recommendations (link below).

The PAC meeting was preceded by a visit to Avdiivka, near the contact line, on 20 September.



    5th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 15-16 March 2017, Brussels

    Discussions on the agenda for at the 5th EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC), held in Brussels on 15-16 March, included:
    • the state of EU-Ukraine relations and general political situation in Ukraine,
    • the security situation in the global context, implementation of Minsk agreements and humanitarian situation, Crimea three years after the illegal annexation,
    • implementation of Association Agreement: General state of play of implementation and legislative harmonisation,
    • Ukraine's reform agenda,
    • EU-Ukraine sectoral cooperation,
    • economic cooperation including DCFTA, Autonomous trade measures for Ukraine, macrofinancial assistance to Ukraine,
    • cooperation in the energy sector,
    • enhancing the cooperation between the EU and Ukraine in the field of infrastructure, digitalisation and SME cooperation,
    • upcoming work of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.

    4th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 20-21 September 2016, Kyiv

    The fourth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) was held in Kyiv on 20-21 September 2016, and was co-chaired by Mr. Mykola KNIAZHYTSKYI on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Mr. Andrej PLENKOVIĆ on behalf of the European Parliament.

    Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the Government of Ukraine and of the European Commission and European External Action Service, as well as representatives of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform participated, and discussed the following matters:
    • State of play of EU-Ukraine relations, including the implementation of the Association Agreement
    • exchange of views on the security situation and debriefing of the field trip to the eastern regions of Ukraine (18 September 2016)
    • institutional reforms and rule of law
    • the EU-Ukraine relations in the economic and energy field

    The PAC's final recommendations included points on:

    • the overall security and humanitarian situation,
    • EU-Ukraine relations,
    • implementing the reforms,
    • human rights,
    • legislative framework in the field of elections and political parties.

    3rd EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 25-26 April 2016, Brussels

    The meeting opened at 15:30 on Monday, 25 April 2016, with Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Andrej Plenković Co-Chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) and Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (MP) Ms Irina Gerashchenko, Vice-Co-Chair of the EU-Ukraine PAC presiding. During the meeting, the following matters were discussed:
    • State of play of EU-Ukraine relations and general political situation in Ukraine
    • security situation, implementation of Minsk agreements, human rights and humanitarian situation
    • energy sector: reforms and EU-Ukraine Cooperation
    • public event: "EU-Ukraine Cooperation in the field of nuclear safety 30 years after Chernobyl"
    • implementation of Association Agreement and Ukraine's reform agenda
    • upcoming work of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee

    The final statement and recommendations addressed:

    • the political situation,
    • the overall security and humanitarian situation,
    • EU-Ukraine relations,
    • the implementation of the Association Agreement and of reforms,
    • DCFTA implementation, sectoral cooperation,
    • economic policy,
    • decentralisation,
    • the justice sector,
    • human rights,
    • the fight against corruption,
    • public administration reform,
    • legislative framework in the field of elections and political parties,
    • energy,
    • civil society,
    • inter-parliamentary cooperation.

    2nd EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 4-5 November 2015, Kyiv

    On 4-5 November 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine hosted the second meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC), co-chaired by Member of the Verkhovna Rada Ostap Semerak and Member of the European Parliament Andrej Plenkovic.

    The meeting included discussions on the following topics:
    • Exchange of views on recent political and security developments and the situation in the Eastern regions of Ukraine
    • state of play of EU-Ukraine relations
    • results of local elections in Ukraine
    • the situation in the East of the country (state of play of the implementation of the Minsk agreements; humanitarian situation)
    • the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the non-recognition policy by the EU
    • the EU-Ukraine relations in the field of trade, investments and energy
    • consideration and approval of Joint Statement and Recommendations
    The members also discussed the main issues of Constitutional reform (including decentralisation), electoral reform, the fight against corruption, judicial reform, reform of Ukrainian public administration, civil service and the state of play of implementation of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan.

    Recommendations issued by the PAC included points on:
    • the overall political, security and humanitarian situation,
    • the Association Agreement and the reform agenda,
    • the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan,
    • sectoral cooperation,
    • the Association Council,
    • EU assistance, inter-parliamentary cooperation, ENP review,
    • local elections.

    1st EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 24-25 February 2015, Brussels

    The meeting opened at 16:30 on Tuesday, 24 February 2015, with Mr Andrej PLENKOVIC and Mr Ostap SEMERAK, Co-Chairs of the EU-Ukraine PAC, co-presiding.

    Opening statements were made by:
    - Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
    - Volodymyr Groysman, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament

    Discussions covered:
    • An exchange of views on recent political and security developments and the situation in the Eastern regions of Ukraine.
    • a first consideration of the draft Rules of Procedure for the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
    • the implementation of Association Agreement and Ukraine's European reform agenda

    The statement issued addresses:

    • The overall political and security situation
    • the Association Agreement and the reform agenda