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Brussels hosts summit to consider granting Ukraine EU candidate status

A two-day summit of the heads of state and government of the EU countries starts in Brussels today, the key topics of which will be Russian aggression, as well as granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported on site European Council.

The document says that EU leaders will discuss the latest developments regarding the Russian war against Ukraine, including its impact on the global food security crisis. They will also discuss continued European Union support for Ukraine, consisting of economic, military, political and humanitarian assistance.

As a separate issue, the leaders of the EU countries will consider the submission of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia for EU membership. The released message recalls that Ukraine applied for EU membership on February 28, 2022, while Georgia and Moldova made such a step on March 3, 2022. The European Commission released its official opinion on the application of all three countries on June 17, 2022.

Read also: Ukraine has proven it deserves EU candidate status – Ursula von der Leyen

Before the start of the summit, EU leaders will hold an informal meeting with the political leaders of the countries of the Western Balkans and will discuss with them, in particular, the prospects for European integration of the region.

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