Ukraine could become a full member of the European Union by 2030, European Council President Charles Michel said in an interview with the German publication Spiegel on Oct. 3.
“Ukraine may indeed become a member of the EU in 2030 if both sides do their homework," Michel said.
Michel did not give his opinion as to how well Ukraine currently meets EU membership standards.
“Ukraine and other candidate countries for accession to the EU must actively and steadily carry out reforms, fight corruption and comply with legal conditions,” he said.
On Oct. 2, foreign ministers of EU nations convened in Kyiv for a historic meeting.
Following the meeting, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the officials had agreed to move Ukraine's candidacy forward "with maximum speed."
Ukraine joins seven other candidate nations in seeking accession to the EU: Turkey, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.