According to the German Chancellor, Ukraine and Moldova belong to the European Union. According to Olaf Scholz, this is in the direct interest of the EU-27. Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May. On 9 May 1950, the then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made a declaration that became the basis for peaceful cooperation between European countries. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on this topic, including Ukraine's accession to the European Union.
So, in the long term, she actually agrees with Germany's position on enlargement, whether to the Western Balkans or to Eastern Europe. So these words are not surprising, but they are certainly positive...
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Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations