The European Commission prepares for accession talks with Ukraine by working on a negotiation framework — a document outlining the principles and procedures for EU accession negotiations. This announcement was made on January 17 in Strasbourg by Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.
“The people of Ukraine have fought hard to achieve this goal, not only on the battlefield but also through the work of their democratic institutions,” von der Leyen said.
Also, the Commission will focus on potential reforms to further expand the now 27-member union.
“We will also start working our own reforms to prepare for a Union of 30-plus member states,” noted von der Leyen.
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In addition, the President of the European Commission expressed confidence that the 27 EU member states will find a solution to provide funds to Ukraine.
It’s noteworthy that on February 1, EU leaders will convene for a summit, addressing, among other matters, the attempt to overcome Hungary’s blockade in delivering 50 billion euros in financial aid to Ukraine over the next four years.