This Thursday, the leaders of the European Union they started a summit in Brussels for debate whether to grant Ukraine the candidate status to enter the bloc, a much-needed boost in the midst of the Russian invasion. It is the first of three summits in a week that will test the West’s unity in supporting kyiv amid rising geopolitical tensions.
From Sunday to Tuesday, the leaders of the G7 will host their annual summit in Germany and, behind her, the members of the NATO will meet in Spain to discuss the entry of Finland Y Sweden. Although the European Union is expected to approve Ukraine’s candidacy, some members have expressed doubts, foreshadowing a tough negotiating process lasting years or even decades, Télam reported.
The ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, assured that he carried out “a telephone marathon” before the summit, speaking with up to eleven European leaders on Wednesday to defend the candidacy. “We are preparing for the historic decision of the European Council. There are only a few hours left for her », he expressed in his daily speech.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michaelsaid the bloc was at a “decisive moment” as it met to decide on granting candidate status to Ukraine and moldova. “It is a decisive moment for the European Union (…) I am confident that today we will grant the candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova,” said the senior Belgian official.
In Michel’s opinion, it is a “geopolitical option” of the block by recognizing Ukraine and Moldova as candidate countries to join, in addition to expressing a “European perspective” also for Georgia. However the Albanian Prime Ministeran accession candidate country that has been waiting for news since 2014, Edi Ramawarned that Ukraine should “have no illusions” about the success of its candidacy.
“North Macedonia has been a candidate for 17 years, if I haven’t lost count. Albania, for eight. So welcome, Ukraine. It is good that the status of Ukraine is recognized. But I hope that the Ukrainians are under no illusions,” Rama said.