Ukraine to implement recommendations for EU membership by 2023, Zelenskyy says

26 October 2022, 12:34 PM
Flags of the European Union (Photo:REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Flags of the European Union (Photo:REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Ukraine will implement the recommendations for joining the European Union before the end of the year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at a joint briefing with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after their meeting in Kyiv on Oct. 25.

The EU recommendations include improving the process for the selection of Constitutional Court judges, continuing to implement reform of the justice system, fighting corruption and money laundering, demonstrating tangible results of the law on deoligarchization, bringing audiovisual legislation to European standards, and adopting and implementing a law on national minorities.

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“I believe that this work should be given the required assessment by the European Union before the next package under the enlargement policy is made public,” Zelenskyy said.

The EU leaders supported the granting of EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova at their summit on June 23. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk on July 1 signed a joint statement on achieving full membership of the European Union.

The European Commission will assess the achievements of Ukraine as a candidate state in 2023.

According to Olga Stefanyshyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ukraine expects to become a member of the European Union within five years.

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