The first Scandinavian country supported granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership

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Muarrir
17 June 2022, 14:34
Muarrir
17 June 2022, 14:34

The Danish government is ready to support granting Ukraine candidate status if the European Commission gives a positive recommendation.

This was stated by Foreign Minister Eppe Kofod, “Yevropeyska Pravda” ("European Truth") reports.

"If the European Commission decides that Ukraine is ready to acquire candidate status, this is also something we can support", Kofod said.

He made the statement on Thursday after the leaders of France, Germany, and Italy supported granting candidate status to Ukraine, during their visit to Kyiv.

Prime Minister Matte Frederiksen must get a seat in parliament before she travels to Brussels for an EU summit to support the decision.

Kofod added that if a country becomes a candidate, it does not mean that the path to membership is short or easy.

"It is also important to say that there is a long way to go. This applies to all candidates, they must meet the Copenhagen criteria", Kofod said.