Contents tagged with EU membership

  • Serbia and Montenegro may join the EU soon

    The European Commission is going to accelerate the negotiation with Serbia and Montenegro to join the European Union, Die Welt reports with reference to the latest strategic document of the European Commission. "By 2025, they should be ready to become members of the EU," the document says.

    Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy will introduce a new EU strategy for the Balkan countries in Brussels on Tuesday, February 6. He said that Serbia and Montenegro …

  • Ukraine and Georgia to pull together for EU and NATO membership

    Ukraine and Georgia should unite their efforts to achieve joint goals: membership in the European Union and NATO, said Irakli Kobakhidze, the Chairperson of the Georgian Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Our states have common challenges, and therefore we should unite our efforts to respond to them and achieve our goals... Our main goal is full membership in the European Union and NATO. In this context, it is very important to pool our efforts so that it does happen," Kobakhidze stated at …

  • Poroshenko: Ukrainian membership in EU is not ‘a prospect for 2018’

    While acknowledging Ukraine’s memberships in the European Union and the NATO remain the country’s strategic priorities, these are “prospects obviously not to be fulfilled in 2018,” the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, wrote in an article for the publications Novoye Vremya and The Economist Mir.

    In the op-ed published under the title The Word and Development the President of Ukraine outlined his vision of the “only possible path of development for a successful country.”

    “Membership in …

  • President of Estonia: Ukraine should start preparing for EU membership now

    Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, believes that Ukraine should prepare for negotiations on their membership in the European Union even before the potential is recognized, as Kaljulaid stated in Brussels on the eve of the Eastern Partnership summit.

    In answering journalists’ questions about when the EU will recognize the prospect of Eastern partners' membership, the President noted that they should not wait for formal recognition, but start to work now on preparing for the membership …