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European Commission president: Talks on Ukraine’s accession to the EU have been delayed until summer

European Commission president: Talks on Ukraine’s accession to the EU have been delayed until summer

Talks on Ukraine’s accession to the EU have been delayed until summer. As AFP reports, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said this at a press conference in Brussels.

She does not think that a base necessary for talks will be created before the European Parliament elections, which are due on June 6-9.

“It will take some time. The European Union may be ready in the early summer,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

According to her, the European Commission is working on the guiding principles of talks with Ukraine. She noted that the membership of a new country must be approved by all 27 member states of the EU.

On Dec. 14, the EU leaders officially started talks over the membership of Ukraine and Moldova. French President Emmanuel Macron called the decision political rather than legal. According to him, Ukraine is a long way from membership, as it requires major reforms of internal regulations.