The ENP covers Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia) and Eastern European neighbours (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, but with the exception of Russia, which insists on the creation of four common spaces between the EU and Russia). Seven of the Mediterranean countries have a “Euro-Mediterranean association agreement” with the EU, while Palestine has an interim ITA in force.  Syria initialled an EMAA in 2008, but the signature was postponed indefinitely. Negotiations for a framework agreement with the rest of Libya have been suspended. Association Agreements are in force for Moldova and Eastern Partnership Ukraine. Armenia concluded negotiations on an AA in 2013, but decided not to sign the agreement while Azerbaijan was negotiating an AA. Association agreements are comprehensive framework agreements between the EU (or its predecessors) and its Member States, as well as an external state that governs its bilateral relations. The provision on an Association Agreement was incorporated into the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community in order to allow cooperation between the Community and the United Kingdom, which had withdrawn from the Treaty negotiations at the Messina Conference in 1955. According to the European External Action Service, an agreement must meet several criteria to be classified IN: The EEA Agreement guarantees EEA individuals and economic operators equal rights and obligations in the internal market. It provides for the integration of European legislation covering the four freedoms – the free movement of goods, services, persons and capital – in the 30 EEA states. The agreement also covers cooperation in other important areas such as research and development, education, social policy, the environment, consumer protection, tourism and culture, which together are referred to as “accompanying and horizontal” policies. The agreement guarantees EEA citizens and economic operators equal rights and obligations in the internal market. The European Union negotiates free trade agreements on behalf of all its member states, with member states having granted the EU “exclusive competence” to conclude trade agreements.
Nevertheless, the governments of the Member States monitor each stage of the process (through the Council of the European Union, whose members are national ministers of each national government). 7. In a large number of cases, the Association Agreement replaces a Cooperation Agreement, thus intensifying relations between the partners. EU trade policy, types of trade agreements, status of trade negotiations, research into international trade policies. The preface (other languages), published in November 2020 by Sabine Weyand, Director-General of DG Trade, provides an overview of the successes achieved in 2019 and the ongoing work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The working document attached by the Commission services contains detailed information under the trade and partner agreements. The Association Agreement, in its scope and thematic scope, is the largest document of international law in the history of Ukraine and the largest international agreement ever concluded by the European Union. At the summit, Ukraine committed itself to Ukraine`s obligations under Article 8 of the Association Agreement on the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998, following amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine. . . .