The European Commission considers the new enlargement of the European Union a geopolitical necessity and is beginning to prepare the necessary reforms of EU policies and institutions, said the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference in Brussels.
“New EU enlargement is not just a call of history, it is a geopolitical necessity. We need to set a vision for our successful enlargement, which is why the European Commission has launched a pre-accession review of EU policies to decide how our institutions will work , our budget, our security guarantees after EU enlargement,” Von der Leyen said.
Earlier, German Foreign Minister Analena Berbock said that EU enlargement is a necessary consequence of the Ukrainian crisis. According to her, Ukraine’s progress in the reform of the judicial system and media legislation is impressive, but Kyiv still needs to work on the implementation of the anti-oligarch law and the fight against corruption.