The leaders of the European Union They have agreed this Thursday to open accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldovathus They have bypassed the Hungarian blockade who arrived at the meeting rejecting military and financial support measures for kyiv, in addition to the decision to open negotiations. This has been possible thanks to the fact that the European Commission has unblocked 10.2 billion European funds for Hungary that were frozen.
In a message on social networks, the president of the European Council, Charles Michelhas confirmed the ‘green light’ to the accession talks of Ukraine and Moldova, while Georgia has received the status of candidate to enter the bloc. Community sources explain that finally the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has not opposed the step with Ukraine and Moldova and no member state has blocked the decision.
About Bosnia and HerzegovinaEuropean leaders have agreed open negotiations once there is the necessary degree of compliance with the integration criteria set by the European Commission.
The summit before Christmas was called to take the step with Ukraine and Moldova. Both countries applied to join the EU as a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022. kyiv and Chisinau received candidate status just three months later in June, when it set priority reforms to give the green light to accession negotiations.
Several European leaders have called the summit historic due to the depth of the decisions that were on the table. Finally, the summit has forged the commitment to open negotiations with kyiv, thus following the recommendation of the European Commission that pointed in this direction.