The foreign Ministry is blocking the agreement with the EU on open skies

МИД блокирует договор с ЕС об открытом небе

Ukraine can not make decisions in this matter unilaterally, said the foreign Ministry.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs, unlike other Ukrainian authorities have not agreed on the signing of the agreement on common aviation area with the EU. This was reported in the Ministry of Infrastructure, says UNN on Friday, August 17.

“With the aim of signing the Agreement between Ukraine and the EU on common aviation area of the Ministry of Infrastructure drafted a package of documents on powers of the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine on the signing of the agreement in may 2016, sent it for approval to the Ministry of social policy, Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of economic development, the GFS and the AMC. Obtained agreement from all interested Central bodies of Executive power, but the foreign Ministry”, – reported in the Ministry of Infrastructure.

As explained in the Ministry, the foreign Ministry, in its letter of 11 July 2016, the Ministry of Infrastructure has informed that due to the lack of EU agreed the wording of paragraph 31 of “Territory” article 2 “Definition” of the territorial application of this agreement, the approval of this draft act is premature.

In addition, the foreign Ministry added that the signing of the agreement is impossible without settlement of the dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar, which became topical after the referendum on withdrawal of Britain from the EU.

“Ukraine has no right to make any unilateral decisions on this issue. Question definition the Gibraltar is discussed European and Ukrainian parties from June 2014”, – noted in the Ministry.

As expected, the EU and Ukraine will sign an agreement on joint aviation space next year, after the British exit from the EU.

We will remind, in 2016 entered into force, the agreement on the liberalization of air space between Ukraine and the USA.


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