Ukraine’s special relationship

First to introduce this series of posts that I will be doing. I will be focusing on a number of non-EU nations and their relationship with the EU. This is the second in the series and it’s an update of my article about a plan B for Brexit. The relationship is with Ukraine and is part of the EU’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

A good overview of this is that “They allow Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine access to the EU’s internal market in selected sectors and grant EU investors in those sectors the same regulatory environment in the associated country as in the EU”. Quite simply the deal gives those countries certain areas where they have full access to the single market.

For the UK it could allow us to add a third step to Richard North’s Flexcit plan by first joining EFTA and the EEA then going for an arrangement like Ukraine where we protect certain sectors and finally we leave completely.