Western Balkan countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as potential candidates for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo[a]) are covered by SAp. All six have “Stabilisation and Association Agreements” (SAAs) in force with the EU. The European Union and Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) signed an Association Agreement at the meeting of the Presidents of the Central American Integration System in Tegucigalpa (Honduras) on 29 June 2012. The first states to sign such an agreement were Greece (1961) and Turkey (1963).  In some circumstances, trade negotiations with a trading partner have been concluded, but have not yet been signed or ratified. This means that the negotiations are over, but no part of the agreement is yet in force. At the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris in September 2008, the parties agreed that the new enlarged agreement would be described as an association agreement. The conclusion of the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was announced at the EU-Ukraine Summit on 19 December 2011. This agreement is more important than similar agreements between the EU and other Central and Eastern European countries. In addition to these two policies, free trade agreements have been signed with other states and trading blocs such as Chile and South Africa.
It defines a new format of relations between Ukraine and the EU based on “political association and economic integration” and serves as a strategic guideline for systematic socio-economic reforms in Ukraine. 2. the intention to create close economic and political cooperation (more than just cooperation); (3) the establishment of paritary bodies for the management of cooperation, empowered to take decisions binding on the Contracting Parties; 4. provide most-favoured-nation treatment; 5. ensure a privileged relationship between the EC and its partner; 6. Since 1995, the clause on respect for human rights and democratic principles has been systematically integrated and is an essential element of the Agreement. In 2005, the EU`s relations with the Western Balkans were transferred from the `External Relations` policy area to the `Enlargement` policy area. Since 2015, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia have been officially recognised as candidates for accession. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are not recognised as candidate countries, but as potential candidates.
 The EU and the Central American countries reaffirmed their objective of concluding an Association Agreement, including a free trade area, at the EU-Latin America Summit held in Guadalajara (Mexico) in May 2004 and at the EU-Central America Ministerial Meeting held in Luxembourg in May 2005, at which Ministers welcomed the launch of a joint assessment of regional economic integration and the creation of a group of joint ad hoc work in January 2005. . . .