Scholz eyes EU membership for Ukraine



German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday pledged emphatic backing for Ukraine and other hopefuls to join the European Union, underlining however that enlarging the bloc to “30 or 36” would require reforms.

Scholz said he was “committed to” having the six nations of the western Balkans, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine accede to the EU. But as the bloc widened, each member’s veto right would have to go, said Scholz, with a transition to a “majority voting” system so as not to slow EU decision-making down.—AF

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