Ukraine’s Big Win at the EU Summit: A 50 Billion Euro Deal and More

A Big Win for the EU, a Big Loss for Orbán

2 February 2024

Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Why the 50 billion euro promise, the majority vote decision, and the slap to Orbán’s face matter for Ukraine’s future and Europe’s greatness?

The EU summit in Brussels was a historic event for the EU and Ukraine, who got a 50 billion euro promise for the next few years. The EU also agreed to make more decisions by majority vote, showing that it can act fast and effectively.

The summit showed that Europe is determined to make itself great in a different way than Trump would imagine.

After all, the Trumpist camp in Congress would never imagine passing a 50 billion multi-annual financial package for Ukraine while at the same time agreeing on effective border protection measures and new funding to regulate migration.

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Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Political analyst heading Visegrad Insight's policy foresight on European affairs. His expertise includes foreign policy and political culture. Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Res Publica Foundation. Europe's Future Fellow at IWM - Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna and Erste Foundation. Wojciech also co-authored a book 'Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017. He has been published in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Journal of Democracy, EUObserver, Project Syndicate, VoxEurop, Hospodarske noviny, Internazionale, Zeit, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Onet, Gazeta Wyborcza and regularly appears in BBC, Al Jazeera Europe, Euronews, TRT World, TVN24, TOK FM, Swedish Radio and others.

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