Spain’s presidency of the Council of the EU will take place under circumstances that are of crucial importance for Ukraine not only in the light of Russian aggression, but also Ukraine’s advancement towards membership in the European Union. Therefore, Ukraine is counting on the strong position of Spain regarding the continuation of already initiated sanctions, financial, defence and humanitarian support until the end of 2023 and for 2024, as well as strengthening of bilateral cooperation both with Spain and the EU.
This policy brief presents the main recommendations and expectations of Ukraine from the Madrid EU Presidency.
- Maria Zolkina, Head of Regional Security and Conflict Studies at the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science
- Hennadiy Maksak, Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” Executive Director