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Macron calls for ‘European political community’ that could include Ukraine, UK
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Macron calls for ‘European political community’ that could include Ukraine, UK

Issued on: 09/05/2022 - 15:36 France's President Emmanuel Macron said Monday it would take "decades" for a candidate like Ukraine to join the EU, and suggested building a broader political community of democratic states around the bloc. "Even if we gave them candidate status tomorrow," he said of Ukraine, "we all know perfectly well that the process of allowing them to join would take several years, in truth doubtless several decades".But, noting the urgence of giving Ukraine and other EU hopefuls like Moldova and Georgia a place in the heart of Europe, he called for the creation of a "European political community".Russia invaded Ukraine in February, in part to thwart ...