EU−Ukraine: 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 19 December

The third meeting of the EU−Ukraine Association Council will take place on 19 December 2016 in Brussels.

The meeting will be chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union. Ukraine will be represented by its Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

A press conference will take place after the meeting, on Monday 19 December at 11.30 in the Justus Lipsius building (main press room). A specific accreditation is needed to attend the press conference and all media opportunities.


The Association Council will discuss relations between the EU and Ukraine, specifically on:

·         Political dialogue and reform, political association;

  • Justice, freedom and security;

·         Economic and sectoral cooperation, as well as trade and trade-related matters,


The EU High Representative and the Prime Minister of Ukraine will also discuss more specifically developments related to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the EU global strategy and regional issues.


Programme - including media opportunities and information on media accreditation

·         08.10 Arrival of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, welcome by High Representative F. Mogherini, VIP entrance, level 02 - photo/video opportunity (*)

·         08.30 Working breakfast

·         09.30 Association Council - plenary session
Roundtable - photo/video opportunity (*)

·         11.30 Press Conference by High Representative F. Mogherini and Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman (*)live streaming


Journalists holding a 6-month badge (30.06.2016 - 31.12.2016) or a European Council badge (15.12.16) do not need to register. 6-month badges and European Council badges can be collected at the accreditation centre of the LEX building (14/12 from 9.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 19.00 - 15/12 from 8.00 to 20.00).