This is said in a press release published on the European Council’s website, Ukrinform reports.
“With this decision to recognise and enforce each other’s judgments the ties between the EU and Ukraine will only become stronger,” said Gunnar Strömmer, Swedish Minister for Justice.
It is noted that in 2022, Ukraine ratified the Convention, under which treaty relations between Ukraine and the EU will be established on 1 September 2023 unless either of them objects to them.
European Union member states consider that there are no fundamental obstacles, such as related to the independence and efficiency of the judiciary, the fight against corruption or the respect of fundamental rights, which could prevent the EU from entering into treaty relations with Ukraine.
“Today’s decision therefore clears the path for the EU to enter into treaty relations with Ukraine under the Judgments Convention. It will facilitate the recognition and enforcement of the EU's and Ukrainian judgments in civil and commercial matters, making it an important instrument to facilitate international trade,” the document says.
As reported by Ukrinform, in March 2020, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov on behalf of Ukraine signed the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters.