The Cabinet believes that Ukraine will become a member of the EU in about 7 years

The Cabinet believes that Ukraine will become a member of the EU in about 7 years

The expected date for Ukraine's entry into the European Union is 2029. This opinion was expressed by Director General of the Government Office for the Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Natalya Forsyuk on the air of the telethon on Thursday, June 23, according to Ukrinform.

– Previously, it was unlikely due to the huge amount of legislation that needs to be adopted and implemented . We must live according to European laws,” she said.

Forsyuk added that the opening of negotiations on Ukraine's EU membership is expected early next year.

The Director General added that Ukraine will acquire the status candidate for EU membership legally consolidates the European perspective and opens access to structural funds.

– Only EU candidate countries have access to these funds, the money is provided on preferential terms, almost free of charge … Candidate status will strengthen the position Ukraine in the peace talks,” Forsyuk believes.

The decision to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership by the heads of state and government of the European Union was made on Thursday, June 23. The decision to grant the status was supported by all 27 countries of the bloc.

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