Shmygal hoped for an EU decision on Ukraine's membership negotiations next week

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The Ukrainian authorities complied four steps recommended by the European Commission to start negotiations on the country's accession to the European Union. This statement was made by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal on Friday, December 8.

The politician clarified that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on national minorities and two amendments to the anti-corruption legislation. A draft law on lobbying was also adopted, which takes into account the modern European approach and the proposals of civil society.

As Shmygal noted, “we expect that next week the European Council will make a final decision on the start of official negotiations on Ukraine's membership.” < /p>

Meanwhile, Hungary does not agree to take steps to advance Ukraine's European integration process. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke by phone with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sánchez and said during the conversation that the leaders of the European Union countries should refrain from considering the issue of Ukraine's membership in the political union.

Minister. Foreign Affairs of Slovakia Juraj Blanár said that in the current conditions, he cannot imagine Ukraine in the European Union, adding that the country is now very far from joining this integration association.


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