German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for simplification of the EU accession process to accelerate Ukraine’s accession.

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The president said that preparations should be made for “the expansion of the club” and that many decisions taken on a regular basis should be abandoned by unanimity.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Kyiv, Ukraine (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Kyiv, Ukraine (Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS)

German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz preferred to simplify the European Union (EU) accession process and called for “modernizing” the whole process to speed up the whole process and reform the decision-making system. that is, unanimity is not required. He said that depending on the possibility. Ukraine receives the status of a candidate country for EU membership, as solidarity with Kyiv must depend on “a perspective”.

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“Time came candidate countries, as well as the European Union, are preparing for the expansion of the club He stated in his statements to the German news agency. DPA.

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and for that He advocated the need to “modernize their structures and decision-making processes”. “You can’t decide everything that needs to be decided unanimously today,” he insisted.

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Scholz announced that he plans to present his proposal at the EU Heads of State and Government summit scheduled for Thursday and Friday. will examine adhesion practices Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a joint conference from Kyiv, Ukraine (REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko)
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a joint conference from Kyiv, Ukraine (REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko)

“We will talk about this next Thursday in Brussels. And we will try to get 27 yes for a concrete decision, the joint decision of the European Union that opens this perspective. Later, in a speech to citizens, he referred to the consensus needed to give Kiev such a status.

“A lot They are fighting for freedom and democracy in Ukraine and they want to know that this is taking them to Europe, The Chancellor will be released every Saturday from now on in a new format of pre-recorded videos.

The European Commission recommended It identifies Ukraine and Moldova as candidate countries for accession, and Scholz himself advocates this change.

On the other hand, Shcolz urged Russia to facilitate grain trade from Ukrainian ports To mitigate the global food crisis.

“I hope there is a deal for the good of the world” , he pointed. “Russia must allow safe passage and at the same time guarantee that it will not use this corridor for an invasion.. It cannot be that grain ships leave Ukrainian ports and Russian warships enter the same ports.” added.

A local resident walks in front of a building destroyed by a military attack in Lysychansk, Luhansk region of Ukraine, as the Russian offensive on Ukraine continues.  17 June 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
A local resident walks in front of a building destroyed by a military attack in Lysychansk, Luhansk region of Ukraine, as the Russian offensive on Ukraine continues. 17 June 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

when it comes to someone A possible mission to save access to Ukrainian ports was “negotiated”, Scholz said, asking him not to “speculate publicly”. because it “will make the negotiations even more difficult than they are.”

Also, Scholz reminded He traveled to Ukraine last Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Where the suburb of Irpin witnessed the “terrible” devastation at the hands of the Russians.

He stated that they made this clear with their visits. “Europe will remain in solidarity” and will provide financial assistance to Ukraine, He will support it with reconstruction and continue to send weapons “urgently necessary for the defense of independence” of the country.

With information from EuropaPress and EFE

Source: Info Bae

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