Check out our timeline for an overview of how the EU and the European Parliament continue to support Ukraine in 2024.
Ever since Russia launched an illegal full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the EU and the Parliament have supported the country by condemning Russia’s aggression, sanctioning those responsible and providing financial and material aid.
Parliament has also been supportive of Ukraine’s efforts to become an EU candidate country and has been calling on EU countries to launch accession talks.
The timeline is in reverse chronological order, meaning the most recent event will appear on top and the oldest one on the bottom.
MEPs criticise Orbán for blocking decision on Ukraine aid package
MEPs condemn the actions of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who in December 2023 blocked the decision to revise the EU’s long-term budget, including the Ukraine aid package. In a resolution outlining Parliament’s concerns about Hungary, the MEPs say that Budapest’s actions on the long-term budget are “in full disrespect and violation of the EU’s strategic interests and in violation of the principle of sincere cooperation”.
MEPs discuss support for Ukraine in EU summits debate
Most MEPs praise the European Council’s historic decisions in December 2023 on EU enlargement, such as opening accession negotiations with Ukraine, but are disappointed by the failure to agree on the EU’s long-term budget review and additional support to Ukraine.