Assessment of the Status of Ukraine-Candidate for EU Membership

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Assessment of the Status of Ukraine-Candidate for EU Membership

In 2023, the EU Commission is ready to provide a preliminary assessment of Ukraine as a potential member of the EU

On September 5, Oliver Vargei, European Commissioner for neighbourhood and EU enlargement, said that the European Commission would be ready to provide an assessment of Ukraine as an EU candidate in 2023.

According to the European Commissioner, there is a direct connection between the fact that Ukraine received the candidate status and multiple optimizations in its development: largely thanks to the prospect of becoming a member of the European Union, Ukraine has qualitatively adapted its legislation to EU standards. At the same time, Oliver Vargei added that Ukraine still faces many tasks and, most importantly, to carry out practical work in many areas.

According to Denys Shmyhal, prime minister of Ukraine, our state has fulfilled 70% of the terms of the EU integration agreement. Partial integration, in particular, into the EU energy space, has already borne fruit for Ukraine. According to the Ministry of energy of Ukraine, for 2 months of exporting electricity to the EU, Ukraine managed to earn 2 billion hryvnias (the exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine is 36.56 hryvnias per dollar).

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