He announced that Ukraine could become a member of the European Union by 2030 Charles MichelPresident of the European Council, in an interview on Wednesday.
Ukraine could gain membership by 2030 if both parties do their homework, the head of the body that unites the heads of state and government of EU member states told the news portal of the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel.
Ukraine, like all other candidate countries, must implement reforms, fight corruption, and meet the legal requirements for membership. On the EU side, it is necessary to clearly define what members want to achieve together, what they consider really important and what they want to spend on, and the decision-making process must be accelerated.
I’m not saying it will be easy, but we can’t waste any more time
Charles Michel said in an interview regarding the informal meeting of the European Council on Friday, pointing out that the candidates for members of the Western Balkans have been waiting to join for twenty years, and that the influence of Russia and China is growing stronger in the region.
He added that creating a prosperous and secure Ukraine is in the EU’s interest, and that the country has already demonstrated its standing in the EU by resisting the Russian attack, soon, not sometime in the distant future.
Charles Michel said that including Ukraine would also prove that the EU is capable of geopolitical action, highlighting:
I do not claim that we are already playing a role commensurate with our economic size on the stage of world politics, but we are on the right track, as evidenced, for example, by the fact that the European Union is the first economic and military supporter. Ukraine.
However, the measure of geopolitical influence is not always military power, and the EU is also the “vanguard” of the rules-based global multilateral order and multilateral cooperation in the United Nations. If he does not take on this role, others will come and build a new system, without our values and rules,” the European Council President said.
Among other things, he also said that the EU and its member states provide the bulk of the money spent on international development cooperation – support for least developed countries – at 43 percent, and that the community is “investing huge sums around the world in the fight against terrorism.” Climate crisis safely and securely.