Poland, Portugal trying to bring Ukraine into EU

PTI | Warsaw | Updated: 20-05-2022 18:15 IST | Created: 20-05-2022 17:34 IST
Poland, Portugal trying to bring Ukraine into EU
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Poland and Portugal are trying to figure out ways of bringing Ukraine into the European Union even if some countries in the bloc balk at granting it speedy access.

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the effort after talks ON Friday in Warsaw with visiting Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

Morawiecki said that "if some EU nations protest vehemently, together with Portugal we want to work out an appropriate package that would be attractive for Ukraine and will show that Ukraine's place is in the EU".

Germany, for example, has spoken out against a swift EU membership path for Ukraine, which currently fighting a ferocious war against Russia's invasion. All 27 EU members need to approve an enlargement to include Ukraine.

Costa said EU leaders should not stick to inflexible regulations but be "pragmatic and respond to the current events". He urged a decision at an EU summit scheduled for June.

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