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 No dates so far for Ukraine's EU membership prospects, EP President Schulz says

The European Parliament President Martin Schulz says the Ukrainian government should focus on solving current problems, before discussing the prospects of the EU membership.

As reported by Censor.NET, he announced this in an interview to Yevropeiska Pravda.

This was his comment on the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, that during 5-6 years Ukraine will have satisfied the criteria to be met by future members of the EU.

Schulz notes that the problems being faced today by Europeans are of different character. Ukrainian issues indicate that the first priority is to stabilize the country politically, economically and socially. With stabilized Ukraine Europeans will have a chance to get stability for the whole region.

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Schultz says he would be happy if it was possible to solve this main problem today and start discussion about the future of Ukraine.

The president of the European Parliament says he understands Poroshenko, but prefers to rather focus not on far standing issues but on the existing problems.

However, he states Ukraine has a European perspective.

Though, he resumes it's hard to talk any dates in the situation faced by Ukraine now.

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Earlier, the EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn said that Ukraine's accession to the EU depends on the reforms and implementation of the Association Agreement.

 
 
 
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