Austria Sees Potential EU Accession Status as a Historic Opportunity

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: June 21, 2022; 16:36 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria sees the EU Commission's proposal to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of EU accession candidates as a historic opportunity as a clear signal of the EU's strength. Nevertheless, Austria also has a responsibility towards the Western Balkans and should not ignore them. Read on if you want to learn more.

Austria's Foreign Minister sees responsibility towards the Western Balkans. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

After the EU Commission recently issued a recommendation to officially grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of EU accession candidates, the European institutions are now meeting to discuss this proposal. For example, the General Affairs Council and the Foreign Affairs Council, both of which were attended by Austrian representatives.

At the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg…