CEPS and its partners release three Handbooks on DCFTAs and AAs (Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine)

The signing of the Association Agreements and DCFTAs between the European Union and Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in 2014 was a strategic political act to deepen the realisation of ‘European choice’ of these three Eastern Partnership states.

The purpose of these Handbooks is to make the legal content of the Association Agreements clearly comprehensible. It covers all the significant political and economic chapters of the Agreements, and in each case explains the meaning of the commitments made by Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and the challenges posed by their implementation. 

A unique reference source for this historic act, these Handbooks are intended for professional readers, namely officials, parliamentarians, diplomats, business leaders, lawyers, consultants, think tanks, civil society organisations, university teachers, trainers, students and journalists.

The work has been carried out by teams of researchers from leading independent think tanks, CEPS in Brussels, the Reformatics policy consulting firm in Tbilisi, the Expert-Grup in Chişinău, and the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) in Kyiv, with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

Links to the full-length Handbooks and the Short Guides: