Policy brief on European integration co-ordination arrangements in AA/DCFTA implementating countries: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

23. February 2016

The policy brief was initially drafted to serve as a basis for discussions in Public Administration Reform Panel, EaP I multilateral track seminar on “Effective co-ordination of European integration issues to ensure implementation of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement” held in Tallinn in early November 2015. Following the seminar, the draft document was thoroughly reviewed by country representatives; then, based on this review and on the seminar discussions, chapter authors developed recommendations for each country. The policy brief aims to outline key characteristics of the European integration processes in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Specific aspects of each country’s system are described, strong points and challenges for all three countries are highlighted, and recommendations to develop the system further are provided. The authors of the three chapters are Gert Antsu, currently serving as Estonian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Klaudijus Maniokas who has spent more than 10 years dealing with Lithuania’s accession to the EU in the public sector and Alexei Sekarev who has been engaged in academic research on transition economies in Eastern Europe and has been rendering policy advice to governments of Eastern Partnership countries on domestic reforms related to negotiating and implementing AA/DCFTA. The editor of this policy brief Keit Kasemets has worked as an EU Director and Strategy Director in the Government Office of Estonia co-ordinating Estonian preparations for the EU accession, developing post-EU accession co-ordination structures in Estonia. For the last 3 years he worked in OECD/SIGMA contributing to governance reforms in EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries through analysis and practical advice. The policy brief can be found here European integration co-ordination raport 2016