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Slovak PM will not block Ukraine's EU accession talks despite believing Ukraine is not ready

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 13:13
Slovak PM will not block Ukraine's EU accession talks despite believing Ukraine is not ready
ROBERT FICO. PHOTO: AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he believes Ukraine is "not ready" to start EU accession talks, but Bratislava will not block this "political decision" at the EU leaders' summit.

Source: European Pravda with reference to Dennik N

Details: Fico said that he believes Ukraine is "absolutely not ready" to open negotiations, but his government will not block the decision at the summit on 14-15 December. 

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Quote: "We will not obstruct the European Council’s decision to start negotiations with Ukraine on accession to the EU. This is a political decision, it has nothing to do with reality. Ukraine is absolutely not ready to start negotiations."

Background:

  • Slovak Foreign Minister Juraj Blanár has also said that Bratislava is ready to support the decision to open negotiations.
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán intends to block key decisions on Ukraine. 
  • Austria may also vote against the opening of negotiations.

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