On the sidelines of the European Union summit in Brussels, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called the EU’s decision to grant the status of a candidate for entry into the union to Ukraine and Moldova “great progress”. The politician announced this on Friday, June 24.
He also said that at the meeting of the leaders of the countries and governments of the European Union, the states of the Western Balkans were discussed, reports RIA Novosti. Scholz promised them support from Berlin.
“All six (the region includes six countries and territories – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro – approx. “Profile”) can rely on Germany,” the German Chancellor said. He added that Berlin would support them to “make rapid progress on the way to Europe.” Scholz stressed that Berlin “continues to support the prospects of entry” into the European Union of the states of the Western Balkans.
At the summit in Brussels on June 23, the heads of state and government of the European Union approved granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates to join the union. According to the head of the European Council, further steps will be taken after both countries fulfill the conditions that were formulated by the European Commission.