European Commission responds to Orban’s attacks on Ukraine’s accession to the EU

“As you can imagine, we (the European Commission, – Ed.) adhere to our recommendation and proposal. No, we do not think it is baseless,” he said.

According to him, Ukraine has done “impressive work in terms of speed and content”, and this has been emphasized several times by the President (Ursula van der Leyen, – Ed.).

“Obviously, the EU countries now have to take all the decisions regarding our enlargement package,” Pissonero added.

What did Orban say?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on his Twitter account that the European Commission’s proposal for Ukraine to join the EU was “baseless and poorly prepared”.

“He has no place on the agenda of the EU’s December summit,” he added.

Orban’s stance on Ukraine

Judging by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s recent statements, he is categorically against the start of negotiations for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union. Indeed recently, Orban proposed not to put the issue of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union on the agenda of the summit in December, as “it is clear in advance that there will be no agreement between the countries”. In addition, Orbán is threatening to disrupt the December summit of European Union leaders, which will discuss aid to Kiev and the opening of negotiations.

For example, global decisions such as the beginning of negotiations on Ukraine’s entry into the European Union, unless a unanimous “yes” from all member states of the bloc is required, Orban’s statement cannot be taken seriously. In this regard, EU diplomats are looking for options to circumvent Budapest’s veto on Kyiv at a summit in December. More details – in the context of RBC-Ukraine.

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