Political Context

Ukraine

1991 – Declaration of the EC on Ukraine
1992 – The first EU-Ukraine top-level meeting
1993 – Opening of the EC Representation in Ukraine
1994 – The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified the Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU
1998 – The Ukrainian President’s Decree 615 on approval of the Strategy of Ukraine’s integration to the EU
2004 – The 8th summit (Hague) – the status of a neighborhood country within the European Neighborhood Policy.
2004 – Adoption of a Strategy Paper on the European Neighborhood Policy
2005 – The 9th summit (Kyiv)
2009 – Launching of Eastern Partnership initiative
2014 – Ukraine – EU Association Agreement, provisional application of the Agreement
2015 – The 17th summit (Kyiv) – the first summit taking place under the framework of the Association Agreement
2016 – Trade part (DCFTA) of the Association Agreement operational
2017 – Visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU

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Israel

1957-9 – Beginning (3rd delegation to the ECC)
1964/75 – Three Trade agreements
1980 – Venice declaration – Shadow on relations
1991/4 – Madrid/Oslo & Essen declaration
1995 – Association agreement (2000 adopted)
1995 – Euro-Med (Barcelona Process)
2000’s – Rules of origin
2004 – ENP (European Neighborhood Policy)
2005 – Israel ADOPTS (not signing) the ENP action plan
2008 – Luxembourg declaration… but freezing of the relation due to Gaza operation
2008 – 2013 Upgrade to update (same same but…)
2013 – EU’s Guidelines
2013 – Offering to Israel and Palestinians special privilege if…
2014 – Horizon 2020 (Research and development)
2015 – Marking products from settlements

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Palestine

1971 – The EU’s Schuman secret document
1980 – The EU’s Venice declaration
1991 – Madrid Middle East peace conference
1993 – Oslo Accords
1994 – Establishment of Palestinian National Authority (PA)
1995 – Launch of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (a.k.a. Barcelona Process)
1999 – Berlin declaration expresses EU’s readiness to recognize a Palestinian state
2002 – Establishment of Middle East Quartet (UN, US, EU, Russia)
2005 – Adoption of European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Action Plans with Israel and the PA
2006 – The Islamic Hamas wins the Palestinian legislative elections
2006 – EU boycotts the new Hamas-led Palestinian government on the basis of the so-called Middle East Quartet principles
2007 – Hamas violently seizes power in the Gaza Strip, President Mahmoud Abbas from Fatah establishes “emergency government” in the West Bank
2014 – EU offers Israel and PA special privileged partnership in event of final peace agreement
2014 – EU Parliament recognizes Palestinian state “in principle”
2014 – Sweden officially recognizes Palestine’s statehood
2017 – the U.S. president Donald Trump issues diplomatic statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; US embassy is moved to Jerusalem, causing concern from the EU

EU-Palestine Political Context, 2016.ppt