The CSU party said Ukraine’s EU entry process could drag on for decades.
The head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) territorial group in the German Bundestag, Alexander Dobrindt, spoke in favor of granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for entry into the European Union (EU), but said the process could be delayed He gave the dates to the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.
“If Ukraine wants to get the status of a candidate for EU membership, then we support it,” he said. At the same time, the politician pointed out that the process could “prolong for years and even decades”, since the EU does not have an accelerated procedure for the admission of countries.
“Fundamental structural changes are often needed in a country to gain EU membership,” Dobrindt added.
On May 12, the French Foreign Ministry announced that Ukraine’s application for membership in the European Union (EU) would be considered at the association’s summit in June. At the moment, the application is being considered by the European Commission, then it will be discussed at the level of heads of state and government in the European Council.
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