The parties adjusted their positions ahead of the European Council meeting to open EU membership negotiations.
President Vladimir Zelensky spoke on the phone with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The head of state announced this on Telegram on Sunday, December 10.
“I maintain constant contact with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. In a telephone conversation, we adjusted our positions before the meeting of the European Council,” he wrote.
The President also thanked von der Leyen for his high assessment of “our work to implement all the recommendations of the European Commission.”
“We are hoping for a positive decision on the allocation of 50 billion euros and the start of negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU,” the president said.
Zelensky also emphasized that “Europe must resolutely defend its values and its unity. I know we can count on Madam President’s support for this.”
On December 14-15, the 27 EU heads of state will discuss the proposed aid package for Ukraine in the amount of 50 billion euros, changes to the EU budget and the question of whether to give the green light to the start of EU negotiations on went up to Kiev.
Let’s recall that on November 8, the European Commission published its annual report on EU enlargement, in which it recommended that the European Council begin accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova.
Zelensky said Ukraine expects a political decision from the European Council in December.
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