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During a meeting in kyiv, Mr. Zelensky conveyed to the Ambassador of theEuropean Union in Ukraine, Matti Maasikas, two voluminous dossiers constituting Ukraine’s application for membership of the European Union.

Our people have been, deep down, already mentally in Europe for a long time. However, each country must follow this procedure. »

A quote from Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

Usually, obtaining candidate status for theEuropean Uniontakes yearsbut Brussels really gave us the opportunity to initiate this procedure within a few weeks or monthshe said.

We are truly convinced that this procedure will be initiated in the coming weeks.assured the president, believing that it would be there an important sign for the friendship between Kyiv and Brussels. We are confident that we will be supported in this work.

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Integration intoEuropean Union is a long-term process to bring the legislation of the candidate country closer to European law.

It requires complex negotiations on many subjects and criteria that are difficult for a country at war to meet, such as political stability and a functioning market economy.

It also requires the unanimous agreement of the 27 member countries. But these are divided on the question of a future membership of this former Soviet republic, invaded by Russia since February 24.

Eight countries – Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – have called in an open letter to open discussions on Ukraine’s membership.

However, a third of the Member States, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain, are more reservedaccording to a diplomatic source contacted by theFrance Media Agency.

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