Postponing the opening of negotiations with the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine would be a major strategic mistake, declared European Parliament Member Ramona Strugariu in an interview for Radio Chisinau. A potentially unfavorable decision at the Council meeting on December 14-15 will be a political signal to Moscow, warns journalist and commentator Ovidiu Nahoi in an interview for Radio Chisinau.
There are only a few days left until the European Council meeting on December 14-15, eagerly awaited by the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, countries that seek this historic opportunity to open negotiations. However, as we approach this date, the uncertainty generated by Hungary’s opposition to the opening of negotiations with Ukraine is increasing. This fact raises questions regarding Moldova as well.
In an interview for Radio Chisinau, Euro-MP Ramona Strugariu believes that the decision will be a positive one; otherwise, it will affect the EU’s credibility for many years to come.
A delay in the opening of negotiations at the next week’s European Council will put the European Union in an extremely complicated situation, as it will not only discuss the enlargement dossier but also the financial package of 50 billion euros for the reconstruction of Ukraine, to which Hungary also objects, says the chief editor of RFI Romania, Ovidiu Nahoi.
On November 8, the European Commission recommended that EU member states initiate negotiations for the accession of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to the EU. The decision on the start of negotiations with the two countries is to be made by the member states at the European Council meeting on December 14-15.