Members of the European Union must prepare for the further expansion of the international organization. This was announced on Thursday, June 23, by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the EU summit in Brussels.
The politician thinks reports TASSthat at the summit, European leaders should declare their solidarity with Kyiv. “We need to create the conditions necessary for Ukraine to continue its promising path forward, and at the same time, we must understand that we must be ready for expansion,” the German Chancellor stressed.
Scholz is pushing for EU reform. The politician believes that as many issues as possible in the EU should be decided by a majority vote. Now decisions in the European Union are made only with the unanimous support of all its member states.
Formerly Scholz urged Brussels to take concrete steps in relation to states that received candidate status 20 years ago. According to Scholz, otherwise “there will be an impression that this status does not lead to anything.” The German chancellor believes that the European Union needs to modernize the structures and decision-making processes, taking into account the upcoming expansion of the integration association.