Q: Aren’t you afraid that talking about Ukraine’s potential EU membership taking 15 to 20 years could send a negative signal to Kyiv?
A: We applauded Ukraine’s request to join the EU. It is currently being examined by the European Commission and will be discussed by the heads of State and government at the European Council meeting in June.
As President Macron said on May 9, and the Minister Delegate for European Affairs said yesterday, Ukraine is part of the European family.
President Macron’s European Political Community project is neither an alternative to membership nor an alternative to the membership process. Quite the opposite – it aims to swiftly strengthen relations with all of the European countries in our region and, with regard to candidate countries, to bolster our support for them in every sphere ahead of their membership.