Four heads of government open the door to the EU for Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine (right) welcomed German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left, SPD) and Emmanuel Macron, President of France in Kyiv yesterday.

It was a message that the Ukrainian president could hardly have expected to be so clear: “The four of us support immediate candidate status,” said French President Emmanuel Macron after the talks with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for which he had traveled to Kyiv together with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Zelenskiy reacted accordingly pleased: The EU candidate status could be “a historic decision for Europe“.

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