Legal bases of Ukraine’s European integration




legal conditions of European integration, European Union, Association Agreement, Ukraine


The purpose of the article is to analyze trends in the development of legal support for Ukraine's European integration. In essence, the Association Agreement with Ukraine differs from the Association Agreements, signed by the European Union in the early 1990s with Central European countries, preparing to join the EU, or with the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, which do not have any chances of joining the EU. The coordination of the issues of European integration of Ukraine depends on the effectiveness of the mechanisms of functioning of the legal institution of society as an apparatus, organized by society and responsible for the formation, observance and implementation of legal relations of legal entities. The legal order of the European Union does not provide for a special accession procedure. In June 1993, the Copenhagen membership criteria were developed, covering the candidate country's ability to have a functioning liberal democratic political system, to introduce European law into national law, and to have an economy capable of competing in the EU Common Market. The European Union set a precedent for the admission of a state with an unresolved territorial conflict when it accepted the Greek part of Cyprus on 1 May 2004. Outside the EU, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus remains recognized only by Turkey. This problem remains unresolved and is hampering constructive negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union. Therefore, the issue of recognizing Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership has a broad geopolitical context. Ukraine is working with the European Commission to agree on the procedure for negotiating accession to the European Union. The European Union has different strategies for negotiating the accession of new countries

Author Biographies

Sergey Asaturov, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of International Relations and Social Sciences

Andrei Martynov, Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor

Department of History of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Ukraine


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How to Cite

Asaturov, S., & Martynov, A. (2022). Legal bases of Ukraine’s European integration. ScienceRise: Juridical Science, (2(20), 18–22.



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