The Dutch leader says many member states oppose the idea
Ukraine is unlikely to join the European Union or even gain candidate status, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, adding that there were many more member states opposing the idea and that it would be unfair to Western countries. Balkans who have waited a long time to get candidate membership.
Speaking in parliament on Monday, Route noted that Ukraine could still be considered a potential candidate and that steps and reforms could be taken to fully compete for membership, adding that the same process applies to Bosnia.
The Prime Minister added that such a move would be confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities “Not allowed,” Although he acknowledged that the country was still there “Far away” Candidates from membership such as, for example, Moldova. He noted, however, that he believes that all countries on the European continent are finally entitled to join the EU, unless they meet the conditions.
Several Dutch parties in the country’s lower house of parliament have recently called for Ukraine to be nominated as soon as possible, including a coalition and two opposition parties, but Route’s ruling VVD party is reluctant to give Kiev that status.
Regarding the promises made to Kiev by other European leaders, Root explained that their statements on Ukraine’s EU membership were too much. “Emotional” Rather “Legal”.
Root’s sentiments were recently shared by another EU member, as French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said on Sunday that Ukraine’s accession to the bloc could take decades.
“We have to be honest. If we say that Ukraine will join the EU in six months, a year or two, we are lying. That’s not true. This is probably 15 or 20 years. It takes a long time, “said David Cook, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau. Beyonc, a Paris-based radio station, said she did not want to make any offers to Kiev “Illusion or lie.”
He noted, however, that Ukraine should still be part of the EU’s political life and create a membership option for the country, reiterating an idea previously proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Blocks can set up one “European Political Community” For Ukraine and other non-member countries, that “Democracies will allow European countries to find … a new space for political cooperation, security, energy, transportation, investment, infrastructure, people-to-people cooperation.” Macron addressed the European Parliament on May 9.
Despite Kyiv’s insistence on granting full membership and refusing to offer any alternative, President Vladimir Zelensky said the EU’s reluctance to grant its membership status was a result of Russian pressure.
“We do not need compromise. Believe me, these will not be a compromise between Europe and Ukraine. This will be another agreement between Europe and the Russian Federation. Zelensky made the announcement on Saturday. “I am just happy to be free. This is the diplomatic, political influence of Russian officials, bureaucrats and lobbyists. “
EU membership is one of the key promises made by Ukraine’s pro-Western politicians over the decades, although little progress has been made over the years. Nevertheless, Ukrainian leaders have been pushing for the bloc to take over, especially since Russia launched a major military operation against Kiev in late February.
Russia invaded the neighboring state in 2014 after Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement and the final recognition of the Donetsk republics of Moscow and Donetsk of Lugansk. The German- and French-brokerage protocols were designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpleasant and has denied claims that they are planning to forcibly retake the two republics.