Issue Brief on “The 2024 Ukraine Peace Summit: Evaluating Diplomatic Efforts and Future Implications”

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The Ukraine Peace Summit took place on 15-16 June 2024 in the picturesque setting of the Burgenstock resort in Stansstad, Switzerland. This summit aimed to chart a path towards a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace for Ukraine.[1] The high-profile event, convened at Ukraine’s request[2], drew together key global leaders to address one of the most pressing conflicts of our time.

The timing of the summit was particularly notable, following closely on the heels of the EU Parliament elections held from June 6-9, 2024. These elections resulted in significant victories for parties like the European People’s Party (EPP), the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), and Renew Europe (see Figure 1). These parties are all in full support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia and favour providing comprehensive humanitarian, military, and financial aid to the country. This shift in the European political landscape underscored the continent’s strong backing for Ukraine. However, despite their strong support for Ukraine, the results of these EU Parliament elections will have a profound impact on the internal politics of the EU, which can adversely affect the bloc’s support for Ukraine.

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