Atlantic Council: FAST THINKING: The EU gives Ukraine a shot at membership. What’s next for Kyiv?

2022-06-23 | EU integration, Expert publications

Will they join the club? Ukrainians breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the European Union’s twenty-seven leaders unanimously approved Ukraine’s (and neighboring Moldova’s) status as candidates to join the bloc. It’s an important symbolic gesture at a time when Ukraine is under attack from Russia—but also far from a done deal for Kyiv. Our experts convey the mood on the continent and explore what the long road ahead for Ukraine might look like.


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