15 Apr 2022 11:30

European Commission to analyze Ukraine's compliance with 2 basic EU membership criteria before June - delegation head

KYIV. April 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The European Commission is analyzing Ukraine's compliance with two basic criteria of admission to the European Union, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas said.

"Ukraine submitted its membership obligation. The European Commission started working on its analysis, on its opinion as requested by EU member states. This work focuses on whether Ukraine fulfills two basic criteria for EU membership: functioning democracy and functioning market economy. We intend to be ready with this work by June," Maasikas said in an interview with CNN on Thursday.

Once the European Commission presents its opinion, a decision on granting the candidate status to Ukraine will be made by EU members, he said.