Prime Minister Janez Janša: Ukraine deserves a European perspective
- Former Prime Minister Janez Janša (2020 - 2022)
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša also pointed out that in the debate, the leaders were divided into a majority who thought that there was a war in Ukraine and that Ukrainians were fighting for their lives and needed a strong political message that they belong to the EU family and others who were still discussing procedures.
In view of the above, Prime Minister Janez Janša expressed his hope that Ukraine would be granted candidate status, but he stressed the need to wait for the opinion of the Commission. He highlighted that, after a long discussion, the leaders were, however, largely united not only as regards Ukraine’s deserving a European perspective, as it is already a European country, but also that it deserved a future within the EU.