June 6, 2024

Seminar: Impact of Ukraine’s EU accession on the EU and Estonia

On the 5th of June, ICDS hosted a discussion on Ukraine’s potential EU accession and its impact on the EU and Estonia.

The EU, having granted candidate country status to Ukraine days after Russia’s full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022, is about to decide on the launch of formal accession negotiations. Although Ukraine and other candidate countries have a long way to go to full membership, the process requires the EU’s commitment and preparation already today.

Ukraine’s future membership in the EU is essential for Europe’s long-term stability and security.

Panelists Dr Kristi Raik, Dr Steven Blockmans, Merili Arjakas and Karin Kondor-Tabun weighed the costs and benefits of Ukraine’s membership and discussed ways to make the next enlargement successful. 

The event was organised on the occasion of the launch of the final report of the project on “The political and economic impact of Ukraine’s EU accession on the EU and Estonia” conducted by the ICDS in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels and the Ukrainian Institute for Economic Research and Policy. The multi-disciplinary research team assessed the potential political, security-related, institutional, economic, and budgetary implications of Ukraine’s EU accession. The project was led by Dr Kristi Raik, Deputy Director of the ICDS, and supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Publications of the project “The political and economic impact of Ukraine’s EU accession on the EU and Estonia”:

Filed under: Events