Ukraine applied for membership shortly after Russia’s February 24 attack. The European Union Commission wants to present its recommendation on Friday on whether Ukraine will achieve the coveted status as a candidate country. The decision must be taken unanimously, possibly at the EU summit on June 23-24 in Brussels.
Schulz: A long way to the European Union
Schultz said that the prerequisites for joining are questions of rule of law and democracy ARD– “to focus”. “This is about hope. Europe is a good ideaRegarding the time horizon, Schultz added, no one could answer that seriously.
But: “It’s worth it, that’s the messageadded in ZDF. “This is not easy, but it is a very difficult path and can also take a long timeSchulze explained it. Everyone in Ukraine knows that, too.
Schulz, Macron and Draghi in Kyiv
Schulz and Macron traveled to Ukraine on Thursday with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. They first visited Erbin, a partially destroyed suburb of Kyiv, and met President Zelensky.