The European Union (EU) is on the verge of potentially welcoming Ukraine as a new member. In the upcoming fall, EU countries will discuss whether to initiate negotiations with Ukraine regarding the start of the membership process. Member of the European Parliament Hena Virkunen sheds light on what this means for both Ukraine and the EU.
Virkunen emphasizes that any decision to begin membership negotiations must be unanimously approved by all EU countries. If negotiations are initiated, they could take several years to complete. According to Virkunen, the standards for Ukraine’s potential membership in the EU should be high, and any future member country must meet these standards before being accepted into the organization.
For those interested in learning more about this topic, viewers can watch a full interview with Virkunen in the video below: