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Brussels asks Ukraine to get EU candidate status, but sets conditions

Date: August 20, 2022 Time: 04:23:24

The European Commission proposed this Friday grant Ukraine candidate status join the European Union, although, in his opinion, set some conditions which will form the basis of the European leaders’ debate next week. After consider the application of Ukraine in record timeThe European Executive has issued a positive opinion recommending that Member States grant candidate status, just a day after France and Germany expressed their strong support for candidate status during their visit to Kyiv. Brussels recommendations and arguments will serve as a basis for debate between the heads of state and government at the summit on June 23 and 24, at which the “twenty-seven” will decide not only how to respond to the request to join the club from Ukraine, but also from Georgia and Moldova.

The European Commission on Friday presented its official opinion on the options for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union. The resolution came after the visit to Kyiv of the presidents of France and Germany, who expressed their strong support for granting candidate status. The body, made up of members of the European Commission, is meeting this Friday after holding the first preliminary debate earlier in the week on Ukraine’s accession.

At a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who were also accompanied by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, demanded extradite “immediately” to Ukraine bloc candidate status, thereby dispelling the perceived reluctance that existed in Paris and Berlin on the issue.

Members of the European Executive have confirmed that they are dealing with “basic elements of the structuring of the debate” and all signs point to the Brussels College of Commissioners. give a positive opinion in which he will propose to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country. The conclusion came this Friday after reviewing in record time a membership application filed just over a month after the Commission issued its opinion on Ukraine’s accession to the EU. Kyiv responded to technical issues with unprecedented speed.

European sources note that the option falsified candidacy The conditions for taking new steps generate the greatest consensus among Member States. The recommendations and arguments that Brussels reflects in its opinion will serve as the basis for debates between heads of state and government at the summit on June 23 and 24, at which the “twenty-seven” will decide not only that they respond to a request to enter the club from Ukraine, as well as from Georgia and Moldova.

It is expected that it is in the debates of European leaders that these conditions will be outlined in more detail, the “road map” according to Macron. What if any decision twenty-seven will make regarding the status of Ukraine’s candidate must be made unanimity.

Support for von der Leyen

Despite the circumstances of the war and the unfinished business in terms of reforms, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit last weekend that the country was already on track for its European reforms before the Russian invasion. troops by order of President Vladimir Putin on 24 February.

“We are dealing with an administration that works,” said the leader of the European Executive, stressing that the government of Volodymyr Zelensky “remained fully capable in these difficult conditions.”


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