The European Parliament will recommend to EU leaders to grant Ukraine candidate status

European Parliament will recommend EU leaders to grant Ukraine candidate status

The European Parliament will recommend EU heads of state and government to grant Ukraine candidate status. And also offer to buy weapons for our country. According to Ukrinform, this was stated by the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, David McAllister, during a plenary meeting in Strasbourg.

“We recommend providing Ukraine with weapons and all equipment in accordance with the needs expressed by the Ukrainian authorities, and granting the country the status of a candidate country as a clear political signal of solidarity with the courageous people of Ukraine,” he said.

McAllister also recommended the mechanism of sanctions against the Russian Federation and outlined 8 points of recommendations for the participants of the EU summit, which will be held on June 23-24.


  • rapid implementation of the EU Strategic Compass, in particular, in part of the development of the operational capabilities of the EU Rapid Deployment Force;
  • reviewing and directing EU missions and operations within the framework of the Common Security and Defense Policy, adapting them to new geopolitical realities, in particular to provide adequate support to the governments of Ukraine and Moldova;
  • quick completion of work on the third EU Joint Declaration -NATO, harmonization of the provisions of the EU Strategic Compass and the new NATO Strategic Concept to ensure their mutual complementarity;
  • revision of the European Neighborhood Policy in order to deeply assess the impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine on cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the strengthening of the EU enlargement policy;
  • active involvement of the European Parliament in the proper implementation of the common foreign and security policy Security and Defense Policy (CSDP), including the implementation of the EU Strategic Compass and the European Peace Fund;
  • Ensuring that the EU Common Security and Defense Policy is adequately resourced in order to increase its effectiveness and credibility.
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    McAlister noted that today the whole world is going through a period of new geopolitical self-determination. The problems resulting from Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine go far beyond the tragic situation that is unfolding in the region, as all of Europe faces a challenge, he added.

    Joint report of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Security and defense of the European Parliament will be put to a vote during the EP plenary session in Strasbourg tomorrow, June 8, in the afternoon.

    In early April, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during a visit to Kyiv, handed over a questionnaire for obtaining the status candidate for EU membership. After filling out the questionnaire, Ukraine will wait for a corresponding recommendation from the European Commission on whether Kyiv meets the necessary criteria. In case of a positive answer, our country will receive the status of a candidate for joining the bloc, after which negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU should begin. According to Volodymyr Zelensky, the decision will be made in the coming weeks.

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