“It is important to adhere to what we have told others, and this concerns the Western Balkan countries as well as Moldova, Ukraine and I think, Georgia, that we are their partners,” said Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor addressing the Congress of Socialists in Spain.
According to the German Chancellor, the support to these countries is significant to assist their accession into the European family.
Also, Olaf Scholz spoke about Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“Altering borders with force should not be a reality of Europe, and with the aggression against Ukraine, Russian leader decided to modify the agreement, to fight against other countries and simply try to make their territory Russian. We cannot accept it and we should react to this main policy change.
This means support for Ukraine and the protection of their own country. Putin must not win and it is also important to follow what we told others, especially the Western Balkan countries, which received the promise to become a part of the European Union 20 years ago. It was said 20 years ago. The same with Moldova, Ukraine and I think Georgia, that we are their partners and we will make it possible for them to make decisions to improve their countries, carry out reforms and then join our strong European family.
I believe we have a good chance that it will work if we implement our goal, if we support those who need support for that,” he said.