EU decides on Ukraine’s and Moldova’s candidacy for membership

EU and Ukraine flags

EU and Ukraine flags

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Starting Thursday in Brussels, the heads of state and government of the European Union will discuss the accession prospects for Ukraine and neighboring Moldova (3:00 p.m.).

Starting Thursday in Brussels, the heads of state and government of the European Union will be discussing the accession prospects for the Ukraine and the neighboring country of Moldova (3 p.m.). A unanimous decision was made at the summit: “The European Council has decided to grant Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova the status of candidate countries,” says the draft of the summit declaration, which is available to the AFP news agency.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is also campaigning for a “yes” from all 27 EU-Countries strong. He also calls for internal EU reforms and progress in the Western Balkan countries’ accession process. The actual EU summit will be preceded on Thursday morning by a summit meeting with Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina (9.30 a.m., Pk. planned around 11.30 a.m.).

AFP