DOI: 10.20535/2307-5244.49.2019.189574

National Transport University

The development of integration processes in the modern agrarian sector is an
essential direction of policy of rapprochement with the European Union and a
rather new aspect of the research of national historical science. Analyzing peculiarities
of the European integration processes in the agrarian sector of the Bulgarian
economy can serve an example for domestic agriculture in order to open
new opportunities for the revival of the agrarian sector, create additional comparative
advantages in the agro-food market in the face of a globalizing economy.
An important step for strengthening trade relations between Ukraine and the
EU should be the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). It will facilitate the compliance
of the national agricultural sector of the economy to European standards, its adaptation
to the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU (CAP), and the expansion
of new EU member states on Ukrainian agro-food the market.
In order to successfully solve the problems of European integration, the agrarian
sector of Ukraine’s economy has sufficient preconditions: an abundant natural
resource and export potential, a healthy human capital, a gradually growing
investment attractiveness, a traditional pattern of rural life and centuries-old traditions
of agriculture. In this context, research and scientific understanding of the
experience of creating a European agrarian model will contribute to structural
reforms in the field of agriculture and increase the competitiveness of agri-food
products in the European and world markets.
At the same time, the awareness of opportunities, as well as the challenges of
European integration processes for the Ukrainian agrarian economy, is fundamental
in the situation of deepening economic crisis.
Thus, the level of preparedness of the domestic agrarian sector to the European
integration, as compared to the CEE countries that joined the EU in the
last wave of expansion, shows that similar transformations in our country did
not occur, which explains the relevance of this study.

Keywords: eurointegration, Ukraine, Bulgaria, European Union, agriculture,
agrarian sector.


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