EU-UKRAINE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION MECHANISM
Annotation. The article is devoted to the analysis of the legal nature of the implementation mechanism of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the legal order of Ukraine as well as coordination mechanism of its implementation. It is noted that the principles and provisions enshrined in the Association Agreement become the integral part of the contemporary legal order of Ukraine. Nevertheless, due to the peculiarities of the Agreement, Ukrainian authorities introduced special implementation coordination mechanism. It is pointed out that all major central authorities are included in the implementation mechanism and the Government Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration being on the forefront of these activities. It is underlined that the amendments introduced to the Constitution of Ukraine in 2019 played the unprecedented significance for the implementation of the Association Agreement. These amendments provided for inevitable foreign policy course of Ukraine for European and EuroAtlantic integration. Special attention is paid to the challenges that authorities are facing in the process of preparation for the implementation of the Agreement. The idea of National Implementation
Program’s (NIP) development was supported and the proposals were made regarding the policy issues that need to be included into the NIP. Key words: European Union, Association Agreement, implementation, coordination, the Government Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.