Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, expressed appreciation to Ukraine for the “wonderful progress” it has made in assembly the conditions for potential EU membership. The assertion was made by the President of the Commission earlier than an necessary report on Ukraine’s EU aspirations.
During her go to to Kyiv on Saturday, von der Leyen expressed her admiration for Ukraine’s progress, saying:
“I’ve to say they’ve made wonderful progress, it is superb to see.”
Von der Leyen stood by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi. He additional acknowledged that the Commission will acknowledge this progress in its forthcoming report on enlargement.
Von der Leyen highlighted that Ukraine has achieved many milestones and is at present engaged on additional reforms. He expressed his perception that after these reforms are accomplished, Ukraine can enter the subsequent stage of the accession course of.
The European Commission is scheduled to publish its progress report on Wednesday. In this report, they may consider how nicely Ukraine and different potential member nations fulfill the EU’s financial, authorized and different membership situations. Von der Leyen lately visited a number of Western Balkan nations with comparable EU aspirations.
During his go to, as well as to discussing accession prospects, von der Leyen touched on monetary and navy help for Ukraine’s warfare effort, in addition to potential measures in opposition to Russia over the invasion. Among the points to be mentioned, he talked about the twelfth sanctions bundle.
EU officers and diplomats instructed Politico that the Nov. 8 Brussels report is probably going to advocate the begin of accession talks with each Ukraine and Moldova. However, this suggestion can be conditional on these nations making additional progress in sure technical areas.
The upcoming report will play a decisive position in whether or not accession talks with Kyiv will start. Following the Commission’s evaluation, EU leaders will focus on whether or not to provoke official accession negotiations with Ukraine at their assembly in mid-December. It must be famous that any determination on enlargement requires the unanimous help of all 27 EU member states.
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