Ireland stands for Ukraine's early EU membership

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Ireland favors Ukraine's early EU membership

Kyiv should be able to full membership, not a “neighborhood agreement,” said the head of the Irish Foreign Office.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Kovney said that his country supports the early accession of Ukraine to the EU. This was reported by Bild on November 9.

“Many Ukrainians are motivated by the dream of a different future. We have such a future in the EU today, in terms of peace, stability, prosperity, democracy and everything that follows from this “, – stressed the head of the Irish Foreign Ministry.

According to him, Ukraine, which is currently literally fighting for its survival against a military superpower, “should be able to hope for full EU membership, and not some either a partial membership or a neighborhood agreement.

Kovney believes that besides Ukraine, other countries, such as the Balkan states or the former Soviet republics of Moldova and Georgia, should benefit from enlargement.

Recall, on June 23, the EU Council granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for joining the European Union.

To become a full-fledged member of the association, Kyiv must carry out a number of anti-corruption reforms and changes in the judicial and law enforcement systems, as well as harmonize some laws with European ones.

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