Razumkov Centre: Ensuring the Irreversibility Of Ukraine’s European And Euro-Atlantic Course

2023-07-31 | Expert publications, EU integration, NATO

By Petro Stetsiuk. 

June 25, 2023 marked a year since Ukraine was granted the candidate status for membership in the European Union, by virtue whereof the European Commission has issued an oral update on Ukraine’s progress in fulfilling conditions to launch EU membership talks. According to European colleagues, Ukraine has fully met two out of seven criteria and has made significant «progress» in implementing the other five «recommendations», formulated along with Ukraine getting the EU candidate status.

Ukraine attaches high hopes to the NATO Summit 2023, which is scheduled on July 11-12, 2023, in Vilnius, Lithuania. After all, most Ukrainians consider the country’s accession to NATO as the best option for ensuring national security after the Russian aggression.

Ukraine’s full membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a strategic task for the country. It will be hardly achieved, if the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic course, enshrined in the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on February 7, 2019, is not properly ensured.

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