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Named four countries that will not allow Ukraine to join the European Union


EU and Ukrainian flags on the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium. Archival photoMOSCOW, 16 Jun. To obtain the status of a candidate for EU membership, Ukraine needs a unanimous decision of all member countries, but there are a number of obstacles that prevent it from doing so, according to an article by a columnist for the Czech newspaper Aktualne Kateryna Safarzhikova. In the coming days, the European Commission will decide whether Ukraine will receive the status of a candidate for entry into the EU. Most likely, the EC will take a positive verdict, but the number of skeptics among politicians in member countries is gradually growing, the author wrote. The other day, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa urged not to give Kyiv vain hopes and not to start a long-term negotiation process on entry. “I see the risk in the formation of false expectations that will lead to bitter disappointments,” the politician added.Ukraine does not meet the requirements for EU accession, said Le PenIn general, Eastern European countries are in favor of Ukraine's accession to the EU, while the rich net payers to the European budget are more cautious. For example, Sweden and the Netherlands warned that Ukraine's accession to the organization would “enrich” it with 40 million poor residents with a devastated economy. Another problem: due to the large population, Ukraine will take fifth place in the EU Council in terms of the number of votes, and will also receive a quota for representation in various government bodies. Kyiv will also have to allocate huge subsidies. In addition, there is another obstacle for Ukraine – the problems of the European authorities with Poland and Hungary due to local reforms that are contrary to EU law. The Scandinavian countries are in favor of resolving differences with Budapest and Warsaw before the expansion of the union. The Netherlands does intend to block the allocation of tens of billions of euros of macro-financial assistance to Poland. Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the possibility of offering countries like Ukraine a different type of partnership instead of membership. At the same time, the head of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, advocates granting Kyiv the status of a candidate that the EU does not oblige to anything, which is confirmed by the example of Turkey.The Austrian Chancellor reminded the Speaker of the Rada about the criteria for joining the European Union. The position of Germany is also incomprehensible, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is under pressure from coalition partners who advocate for granting Ukraine the desired status. However, the likelihood of a “surprise” from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who dragged out the process of imposing oil sanctions against Russia, is much higher. On February 28, Volodymyr Zelensky signed an application for Ukraine's entry into the European Union. Moldovan President Maia Sandu and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signed similar documents on March 3. The leaders of the factions of the European Parliament last week called on the participants of the EU summit on June 23-24 to grant the status of a candidate country to Ukraine and Moldova, as well as to continue work on such a status for Georgia. The European Commission On June 17, it must be decided whether to grant the status of a candidate for entry into the European Union to the three post-Soviet republics. The decision to grant or deny candidate status will be made by the heads of state and government of the EU at the summit in Brussels on June 23-24, taking into account the recommendation of the European Commission.Read the full text of the article on the InoSMI website >> “/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/3fbdf3ec9c5a4f794b47aeb0a720ac74.jpg” />The EU urged not to give Ukraine false hopes