Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Sklenberg has said Ukraine should not be granted membership in the 28-member bloc. Alternative avenues for enhancing EU-Ukraine relations need to be considered.
As an alternative, he called on Ukraine to establish an EEE ‘economic zone’ or current relations.
Ukraine expresses frustration over Austria’s obstruction of EU accessions Kiev called the Austrian foreign minister’s remarks “strategically short-sighted.”
Ukraine has filled out a questionnaire to join the EU in the war against Russia. This is the first step in becoming a member of the block.
Indications of Ukraine’s dispute over
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen handed over the questionnaire form to Zelensky during a visit to Kiev on April 6. At the time, he promised a speedy process to make Ukraine a member.
A possible meeting of the European Council could be held on June 23-24.