Prospects of Ukraine’s relations with the European Union development in the context of Swiss experience

Economic Annals-XXI: Volume 130, Issue 5-6(2), Pages: 13-16

Citation information:
Kapinus, O. (2013). Prospects of Ukraine’s relations with the European Union development in the context of Swiss experience. Economic Annals-XXI, 5-6(2), 13-16.

Oksana Kapinus
PhD Student,
Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine

Prospects of Ukraine’s relations with the European union development in the context of Swiss experience

Abstract. The prospects of relations of the European Union and Swiss Confederation through the prism of involvement of Swiss experience in the implementation of European integration component of foreign policy of Ukraine are analyzed. Based on the study of individual scenarios of relations of Switzerland and the EU, their potential advantages and disadvantages in the case of Ukraine are stressed. It is noted that the key format of relations between Kyiv and Brussels is a bilateral one. The Agreement of Association as well as Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and Ukraine will only contribute to its strengthening. In this regard the importance of Swiss experience in settlement of areas of bilateral cooperation which shall not be applied to the provisions of agreements is stressed. Other forms of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union are considered, particularly within the Eastern Partnership Policy, and their complementarity, temporality and low efficiency are highlighted. In this context, the value of the complex reception of longstanding experience of the individual formats of bilateral relations between Switzerland and the EU is underlined, which can be considered as a productive basis for more effective implementation of the national priorities of Ukraine in the European integration context.

Keywords: the European Union; Switzerland; Institutionalization; the European Integration of Ukraine; Free Trade Area.

JEL Classification: F15; F42; O10; O52; P16


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Received 18.04.2013