The EU is against simplified accession for Ukraine, even if Kyiv agrees to negotiate with Russia to end the war.

As stated by the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, joining the EU is a long process, within which the candidate country must modify its infrastructure and take other measures, following the established requirements. “We will do everything to help Ukraine complete everything as quickly as possible, but without skipping any stages,” he said. According to him, the EU should facilitate the start of negotiations on the end of the war with the help of other measures, such as increasing the production of weapons and ensuring military parity between Russia and Ukraine. “To start the negotiations, we must give Ukraine opportunities to decide a dialogue at the right moment for itself,” Breton explained. So far, Kyiv has fulfilled two of the seven conditions necessary to start accession negotiations: reforming the High Council of Justice and the High Qualifications Commission of Judges and adopting a law on mass media.


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