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France warns Ukraine not to have ‘illusions’ about quick EU membership ‘Have to be honest’

In accordance with the Kyiv Impartial, French Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune gave the warning when speaking to Radio J. Mr Beaune mentioned that it may take Ukraine 15 or 20 years to affix the bloc.

He mentioned: “I don’t wish to supply Ukrainians any illusions or lies.

“We have now to be sincere. If you happen to say Ukraine goes to affix the EU in six months, or a 12 months or two, you’re mendacity.”

Ukraine utilized for EU membership on February 28, simply days after the beginning of the Russian invasion.

President of the European Fee Ursula von der Leyen indicated that she supported Kyiv’s software however that the method would take time.

On March 1, the European Parliament really useful that Ukraine ought to be made an official membership candidate.

Shortly afterwards the Council of the European Union requested the European Fee for its view on the applying.

Following this, Ms Von der Leyen offered Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with a legislative questionnaire relating to potential membership.

Mr Beaune’s coolness about quick time period Ukrainian membership seems to be an opinion more and more shared by Brussels insiders and grandees. 

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“Wishful considering and attenuated false hope from Brussels will not be a great basis for Ukraine’s restoration.

“As a substitute, the EU would do higher to supply Kyiv one thing that carries actual political advantages that may be promptly delivered.”

This rhetoric seems to be in step with the views of an rising variety of EU leaders.

In accordance with Newsweek, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte mentioned there may be “no such factor as a quick monitor”, whereas French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned earlier this month that membership may take “many years”.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz additionally added there “is not any shortcut on the street to EU membership”.


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