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The ‘monumental consequences’ of Ukraine joining the EU

By Henry Foy, Sam Fleming

06 Aug 2023 · 10 min read

Over breakfast in late June at the five-star Hotel Amigo in Brussels, the most powerful leaders of the EU began in earnest their discussions on how to bring Ukraine into the club.

The heads of governments of the EU’s 10 largest states by population, including France, Germany, Poland and Romania, chewed over the myriad ways such a significant step would dramatically reshape the bloc.

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