PM: Ukraine’s EU candidate sends a message of hope

Marin (SDP) said that granting and EU candidate status was a historic decision that would take it on the path to membership of the Union.

"It is a message of hope for these regions and shows that they belong to the European family. In the future, they will be part of the ," he said, though, adding that there was still "a lot of to do."

Ukraine applied for EU membership shortly after the Russian invasion.

"Without the war , we probably would not have had these discussions this spring," Marin said.

The prime minister did not want to speculate on when Ukraine could get full membership. "It is impossible to predict. It depends on the country itself and how quickly it implements the reforms required for membership."

The EU has imposed conditions on , such as improving the rule of , fighting corruption and laundering.

Source: The Nordic Page

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