The France’s president, Emmanuel Macronstated this Monday that he was in favor of a new kind of “European political community” that would allow countries outside the European Unionincluded Ukraine Y Britainjoin the ‘European core values’.
speaking before him European Parliament in Strasbourgduring an act that marked the end of the work of the Convention for the Future of Europe, which began a year ago on his own initiative, stated that Ukraine “because of its struggle and courage, it is already a heart member of our Europe, of our family ».
But he made it clear that Ukraine’s desire to join the bloc will take several years, and as a result it needs to be given some short-term hope. “Even if we grant him candidate status tomorrow, we all know full well that the process to allow him to join would take several years, probably several decades,” she added.
Instead of loosening strict standards to allow countries to join more quickly, Macron suggested creating a parallel entity that could attract countries that aspired to join the bloc or, in an apparent reference to Britain, countries that left. the union, reported Bloomberg and Reuters.
Macron’s speech recalled the ambitious one he delivered at the Sorbonne university in 2017, just weeks after he first took office. He then called for a stronger and more assertive Europe, with proposals for a euro zone budget, a common military force, a unified European asylum office and a smaller European Commission.
“World peace can only be safeguarded through creative efforts that reflect the dangers that threaten us, today they are more necessary than in the past,” Macron said Monday, under the watchful eye of the bloc’s members and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.