The European Union is not complete without Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Western Balkan countries, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced during her speech in the European Parliament.
“You are part of our family, you are the future of our union,” Ursula von der Leyen told the EU’s eastern neighbors. “Our Union is not complete without you.”
She also spoke about the Russia-Ukraine war, noting that one lesson from the war is that we should have listened to those who know Putin.
“To Anna Politkovskaya and all the Russian journalists who exposed the crimes, and paid the ultimate price. To our friends in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and to the opposition in Belarus.
“We should have listened to the voices inside our Union – in Poland, in the Baltics, and all across Central and Eastern Europe”, she said.