At an EU Council meeting that ran longer than initially scheduled, EU heads of state and government reached a much-anticipated agreement with the Ukraine – in addition to the Dutch demands – to ensure that all 29 European Union member states will ratify it.

According to Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, whose country will take up the EU Council presidency on January 1, it is a “landmark deal establishing closer ties with Ukraine”.

The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement is considered a ...

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