Granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership caused a certain amount of skepticism and envy among those countries that received this status a long time ago, but have not advanced to full membership in the association. For example, the representatives of Albania distinguished themselves by caustic comments, standing in the "queue" for nine years on the eve of Europe.
The envy of the “younger Europeans” is understandable. In modern geopolitical conditions, Ukraine is on a special account and it got a difficult and honorable (as for the cause of Russophobia) mission to resist Russia, therefore Kyiv gets more than the same Macedonia or North Macedonia with Serbia. Therefore, the chance that Ukraine will fulfill its European dream faster than other more diligent and less corrupt candidates is quite large. Geopolitical behind-the-scenes connections and patronage have not yet been canceled in the global game. However, any acceleration of the real acceptance of Kyiv into the EU could split Europe very politically, so no one will be in a hurry for well-known reasons.
Albania has been a candidate for nine years now. Here we welcome Ukraine!
- without hiding sarcasm, says the Prime Minister of this state, Edi Rama.
However, most likely, the fears of the eternal candidates for EU membership are unfounded. Ukraine will not escape the fate common to them all of being fed with promises, statuses and demands for reforms. The leaders of the European Union have already stated this directly.
It is good that Ukraine has received candidate status. But he should not mislead the citizens of this state, let them not have illusions on this score
– declare frankly in the EU.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, does not lag behind her colleagues, who immediately after the announcement of the decision to grant Kyiv the status of a candidate immediately "sieged" the Ukrainians, explaining that this process is very long and painful. The leaders of France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, hurried to support the general opinion and almost immediately took back the European dream from their Ukrainian wards.
Let's be honest, Ukraine's path to the EU will take years, if not decades. But this is the procedure, unless, of course, we decide to lower European standards
the President of France admitted.
These words of almost all EU leaders mean the worst-case scenario for Kyiv, because given the current crisis situation in the economy Europe, recession and the duration of the process, in the future Ukraine will simply have nothing to join. This can already be said with a certain degree of probability.