The french presidentEmmanuel Macron, proposed this Monday to form a “European political community” in which countries such as Ukraine can be incorporated, which share the values of the European Union (EU) but that they cannot expect a rapid accession, since it would hinder integration according to the agency Eph.
“The EU, taking into account its level of integration, cannot be the only way to structure the European continent in the short term,” Macron stressed in a speech before the European Parliament, during an act that marks the end of the Convention’s work. for the Future of Europe which he started a year ago on his own initiative.
L’Ukraine, nous la soutenons. Et nous continuerons. In Europeans. pic.twitter.com/2VFYgd9NoF
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 9, 2022
According to the Spanish agency, the president explained that Ukraine “because of its struggle and courage, is already a heart member of our Europe, of our family”, but we must be realistic and “we all know that the accession process (to the EU) it will take several years, and actually several decades.”
The French president had commemorated this Sunday the armistice of World War II with the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, in a context marked by the head-on clash with Vladimir Putin over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin, by the way, led a parade on Monday on the occasion of Victory Day in Red Square, he refers Europe Press.
The ceremony in France, according to Ephbegan shortly after 11:00 local (9:00 GMT) in the middle of the Champs-Elysées avenue, where a statue of General Charles de Gaulle, the hero of the French resistance to Nazism and, in addition, creator of the presidential regime of the V Republic that is still in force today.
Macron laid a wreath at the foot of the statue and then drove up the avenue to the Arc de Triomphe in an official car, escorted by Gendarmerie motorcyclists and by members of the Republican Guard on horseback, he said. Eph.
The French president, re-elected in the second round of the presidential elections on April 24 with 58.5% of the votes in his duel against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, was sworn in on Saturday for a second five-year term. This Monday he resumed his international agenda.
With information from Eph.