The 27 countries confirmed the opening of negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova

Published Jun 22, 2024

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EU Finance Ministers have approved the framework for negotiations with Ukraine and Mold[/INST], allowing for the formal opening of negotiations with these two countries on Tuesday in Luxembourg. This follows the European Commission's confirmation that Ukraine and Moldova have met all required conditions for these talks. The process will commence on Tuesday, with Ukraine being the first to negotiate their EU membership, following the granting of candidate status last June. Despite challenges such as corruption, influence of oligarchs, and concerns regarding minorities, the EU's Executive remains confident about the readiness of both countries for the negotiation process.
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EU Finance Ministers, meeting on Friday in Luxembourg, adopted the framework for negotiations with these two candidate countries, confirming an agreement in principle by their ambassadors in Brussels reached last week. This agreement paves the way for the formal opening of negotiations on Tuesday in Luxembourg, the same source said. “We look forward to next week, June 25, when Ukraine and the EU will hold their first intergovernmental conference, which will mark the effective start of the negotiation process,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on X, welcoming the realization of a “European dream”. Accession negotiations between the EU and a third country take place within the framework of an intergovernmental conference (IGC). The Twenty-Seven will first formally open discussions with Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon, then with Moldova, according to a diplomatic source. The heads of state and government of the European Union had opened the way for such accession negotiations ...
Source: TerreNet
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