According to EURACTIV, EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign off on last week’s recommendation by the European Commission to grant Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status, according to the latest EU summit draft conclusions, dated 21 June and seen by EURACTIV.
“The European Council has decided to grant the status of candidate country to Ukraine and to the Republic of Moldova,” EU leaders are expected to state when they meet for their EU summit on Thursday (23 June).
EU leaders will decide on further steps once all the conditions spelt out by the European Commission are fully met, the draft communiqué adds. A first progress assessment report on the fulfilment of the conditions is expected as part of the Commission’s regular enlargement package by the end of this year.
The European Commission also recommended Moldova receive candidate status, but fell short of granting the same outlook to Georgian until it fulfils conditions spelt out that lead to EU candidate status.
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