The Conference of Presidents, a body that brings together the leadership of the European Parliament and all political groups, has decided to support negotiations with Ukraine on its European integration.

Source: Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, at a conference on Ukraine's European integration, as reported by European Pravda

On Tuesday, November 28, the "Conference of Presidents" held a meeting with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk.

"Ukraine is making impressive efforts [to carry out reforms – ed.]. And the "Conference of Presidents" of the European Parliament confirmed today that Ukraine has demonstrated a solid basis for opening accession negotiations," Roberta Metsola said.

She stressed that the process of the country's accession to the European Union is not only the transfer of European laws and rules into national legislation, but this process requires transformations in the country's society.

In its communiqué, the Conference of Presidents noted that it believes that Ukraine will continue to ambitiously implement all the necessary reforms to complete the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission in order to open accession negotiations as soon as possible.

The leaders of the political groups noted that they see Ukraine's future accession to the EU as a "geostrategic investment in a united and strong Europe."

"Ukraine is and will remain a priority for the European Parliament. Ukraine can count on continued efforts and our willingness to support the legitimate ambitions and aspirations of the Ukrainian people. The leaders of political groups plan to strengthen cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada in 2024, in particular through meetings between committees and study visits," the statement said.

Recall that in early November, the European Commission decided to recommend starting the process of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the European Union. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that Ukraine has implemented more than 90% of the recommendations proposed by the European Commission after last year's report.

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