European Commission Recommends Starting EU Accession Negotiations for Ukraine

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, June 7, 2024
European Commission Recommends Starting EU Accession Negotiations for Ukraine

The European Commission has recommended starting negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced the positive development on Friday, June 7.

Key Highlights:

  • Positive Assessment: The European Commission positively evaluated Ukraine's progress towards European integration. The conclusion indicates that Ukraine has completed all necessary reforms for EU membership.
  • Specific Reforms: Ukraine addressed four additional steps required by the EU:
    • Anti-corruption measures
    • Control over political lobbying
    • Transparency of officials' fortunes
    • Ensuring the rights of national minorities

Next Steps:

  • Negotiation Expectations: Denys Shmyhal expressed hope that negotiations on Ukraine's EU membership would start within the next month.
  • Support for Moldova: The European Commission also recommended starting accession negotiations for Moldova.


  • Financial Times Report: The Financial Times previously reported that the European Commission would recommend starting negotiations on the accession of Ukraine and Moldova to the EU in June, before Hungary takes over the EU presidency.

This recommendation marks a significant step in Ukraine's journey towards EU membership, reflecting the country's efforts in implementing critical reforms and aligning with European standards.

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