The European Council, that is, the leaders of the European Union, agreed to start negotiations on the accession of Ukraine and Moldova to the European Commonwealth. This is a historic victory for Ukraine, despite Russia’s efforts to destroy the European integration progress of our country. The West begins the process of accepting Ukraine into its family.
“This is a concrete signal of hope for the peoples of these states and for the entire continent,” said the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. At the same time, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Matsola, emphasized: “For all those who fight for our values. For everyone who looks to Europe as a beacon of hope. We have fulfilled our promises. We made history. Now we will write the future together.”
What’s next? Ukraine has a long way to go to harmonize its legislation with European legislation over the years. Kyiv must resolve many important issues that are included in 35 chapters (acquis communautaire). This applies to procurement, and corporate law, monetary policy, judiciary and law enforcement agencies, fight against corruption, etc.