The European Parliament delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC) functions on the basis of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), which came into force on 1 March 1998 and which has provided a clear framework for the development of political and economic cooperation between the two sides.
The EU-Ukraine PCC is composed of an equal number of Members of the European Parliament and of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Underscoring the strategic importance of the bilateral relations, the PCC meets twice a year, alternately in one of the workplaces of the European Parliament and in Ukraine.
The PCC exerts parliamentary control over the implementation of the PCA, acts as an open forum for debate on issues of mutual interest and has in recent years provided an important impetus for successful democratic and market reforms in Ukraine and for its closer integration with the EU.
In addition to the PCC meetings, the delegation holds regular meetings to discuss important developments in the EU-Ukraine relations and to exchange views with Ukraine’s political leaders, members of its parliament and government, as well as representatives of civil society.