EU-Ukraine summit, Brussels, 24/11/2016

On Thursday 24 November Donald Tusk, President of the European Council will host the 18th EU-Ukraine summit. He will represent the EU together with Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. President Petro Poroshenko will represent Ukraine.

Leaders will focus on reforms and  visa liberalisation. Since the last summit in 2015 Ukraine has worked on an ambitious reform agenda, which was supported with the EU budget. The November summit could confirm a further €15 million in support of an anti-corruption programme and €104 million for public administration reform.

The summit will be an occasion to welcome recent steps towards visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU and vice versa. On 17 November the Council agreed its position, demonstrating its commitments to visa-liberalisation for Ukraine, ahead of negotiations with the European Parliament.

EU and Ukraine leaders will also discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements.