Cooperation of Ukraine and the European Union in the Ecological Sector: Directions and Prospects
The purpose of this research is – to study the main problems that impede the effective integration processes of Ukraine to the European Union in the environmental sphere and to identify the main benchmarks for such cooperation in the context of strengthening the globalization trends in the world. Subject of research – directions and prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the environmental sphere. At the heart of the research methodology – is the dialectical method of scientific knowledge, as well as special methods of research based on the modern scientific principles of legal, economic, managerial and related sciences: methods of analysis and synthesis - to determine trends in the development of integration processes in the environmental sphere of Ukraine to the norms and standards of the European Union; comparative analysis - for comparing information on environmental norms and standards of Ukraine and the European Union; statistical - to assess the current state of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the environmental field; systematic approach - for a comprehensive study of the issues of organizational and legal provision of European integration processes in the environmental sphere. The research highlights the main directions and prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the environmental sphere, outlines the problems that impede the integration processes of Ukraine and the European Union in the field. The interdependence of problems hindering the integration processes of Ukraine in the ecological sphere to the European right space and the necessity of an integrated approach to their solution are substantiated. The analysis of existing problems related to the real state of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the environmental sphere provides an opportunity to identify the priority areas of Ukraine's environmental policy and to take into account the recommendations for its improvement in the context of Ukraine's integration into environmental norms and standards of the European Union.
Keywords: cooperation of Ukraine, European Union, environmental sphere, ecological policy, integration.
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