EU and Ukraine skies to join forces
Last week, the European Union and Ukraine initialled a comprehensive air services agreement on the fringe of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. The pact opens the way towards a "common aviation area" between the EU and Ukraine, based on common and reliable standards in important areas such as aviation safety and air traffic management. The agreement will also foster market access and offer new opportunities for consumers and airlines on both sides.
In addition, the agreement will promote the free movement of persons and goods and expand commercial opportunities. As a consequence, it will be a valuable instrument to facilitate the application of the EU-Ukraine association agreement and in particular the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement.