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Immediate EU Membership for Ukraine?

On 28 February, in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky officially applied for membership of the EU. On 18 April, it was confirmed that Ukraine had completed the membership questionnaire, with President Zelensky expressing his hopes that Ukraine could become a full candidate state ‘in weeks’. This interview, conducted by Rule of Law section editor Oliver Garner, considers the feasibility of immediate EU accession for Ukraine with Dimitry Kochenov, Professor in the CEU Legal Studies Department and Lead Researcher in the CEU Democracy Institute Rule of Law workgroup.

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