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Hungary supports granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for accession to the European Union, which was previously recommended by the European Commission.
This was announced by the speaker of the Hungarian Prime Minister Bertalan Havasi. According to him, Viktor Orban fully supports granting such a status.
Hungary supports granting Ukraine the EU candidate status
But he added that, along with several other member states believe that Georgia and Bosnia should receive candidate status.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanyshina said that the EU countries have full consent to grant the status of an EU candidate for Ukraine.
And on June 18, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Denmark would support granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. On the same day, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands announced that his government was also ready to support granting Ukraine candidate status to the European Union.
The European Commission recommended granting Ukraine candidate EU membership status
- Ukraine received a powerful signal on the European perspective on June 16. On this day, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania announced that they would support granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate.
- Until recently, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden were perhaps the biggest skeptics regarding the European future of Ukraine.
- On June 17, the European Commission recommended granting Ukraine the status of a candidate member of the European Union. Moldova also received a recommendation when Georgia heard “no”. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, commenting on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership, said that Europe is on the verge of a historic decision. She is convinced that Ukraine will be able to take this step and then overcome the path of full membership in the EU.
- The Georgian prime minister said that his country has been carrying out the necessary reforms for many years, so it is Georgia that should receive candidate status.
- A formal decision on the status for Ukraine should be made at the EU leaders' summit on June 23.