Zelensky thanks Costa for Portugal's support to be a candidate for the EU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this Tuesday that he thanked Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa for Portugal’s support for granting Ukraine the status of candidate for membership of the European Union (EU).

“I had a conversation with Prime Minister António Costa. I thanked him for Portugal’s support in granting Ukraine the status of candidate for EU membership. We agreed to use Portugal’s experience in our approach to the EU,” Zelensky wrote on the network. social Twitter.

At the European Council on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, EU Heads of State and Government are expected to take a decision on the European Commission’s June 17 opinion, which recommends granting Ukraine candidate country status. , as well as Moldova.

On the same day, after the community executive’s recommendation was known, António Costa said that Portugal would accompany it, but also warned that EU enlargement would require a reflection on the “future institutional and budgetary architecture”, and said he hoped that everyone would be aware this collective path.

“This perspective of future integration, not only of Ukraine and Moldova, but also of the Western Balkan countries, requires a reflection on the future institutional and budgetary architecture of the European Union, in order to create good conditions for a strong, united EU. , capable of fulfilling its objectives and welcoming new candidate countries”, he defended.

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