The European Commission is preparing to discuss granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate on June 17
The European Commission will discuss granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate on June 17/AP
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The debate on this issue will be held next Monday. This was announced by the Speaker of the European Commission, Eric Mamer.
When can a decision be made on granting Ukraine candidate status
The Committee of European Commissioners will hold a joint debate on this issue in Monday 13 June. And on Friday, June 17, there will be a meeting.
On the other hand, the final decision on whether to grant Ukraine the status of an EU candidate country is planned to be made during the summit, which will be held on June 23-24.
The European Parliament recommends granting Ukraine the candidate status
June 8 The European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it recommends that the EU countries grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for joining the bloc. 438 MEPs voted for the resolution. Only 65 people voted against. Another 94 abstained from voting.
In addition, the resolution mentioned the “European aspirations of Moldova and Georgia”, which submitted their applications for membership after Ukraine. True, there is no recommendation to grant candidate status to these countries.
How other countries support Ukraine
- Polish President Andrzej Duda went on a tour of the countries of Southern Europe, where he will meet with local politicians and will convince them to grant Ukraine candidate status for EU membership. The trip was supposed to be joint with the President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova, but, unfortunately, she tested positive for COVID-19, so she was forced to stay at home.
- candidate for EU membership. In general, Ukraine is supported by a number of countries, in particular: Slovakia, Poland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Croatia.
- Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said at a press conference after the EU summit that It seems that all the major member countries are against granting Ukraine a candidate for membership. At the same time, he stressed that Italy supports Ukraine's European path.
- President Volodymyr Zelensky notes that the EU's refusal to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for admission will have large-scale negative consequences. This can lead to destabilization of the situation on the continent, because in this case Russia will see that Europe is giving up.