There is no shortcut for Ukraine to join the EU
Hong Quang – The Dung – Doan Ha (Resident Reporter of Vietnam Television in Europe)–Sunday, June 5, 2022 06:18 GMT+7
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (Photo: AP)
The statement of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen comes amid a debate among European Union member states about speeding up the admission process of Ukraine as a member after the country submitted an application for membership. join the EU from the end of February 2022.
The statement of the President of the European Commission was made at the GLOBSEC Annual Summit in Slovakia. The conference was also attended by the President of Ukraine.
According to the President of the European Commission, in order to join the European Union, Ukraine needs to meet the standards and conditions of the European Union. This process takes place quickly or slowly depending on the country applying for accession as well as support from the EU. The EU’s support for Ukraine to complete the EU accession process is not only in the strategic interests of the alliance, but it is also a moral obligation of the EU.
Right after applying to join the European Union, Ukraine received the support of 8 Central and Eastern European countries EU member. These countries have sent an open letter calling on the EU to take steps to immediately grant Ukraine official candidate status and begin the accession negotiations.
Recently, the Italian Prime Minister said that currently only Italy supports giving Ukraine the status of a candidate for the European Union, while most major countries in the EU oppose and ask that Ukraine still needs to meet the standards. and terms of the European Union.
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