During the talks between the leaders of the bloc countries, a Ukrainian flag was hung on a flagpole in front of the building of the European Parliament.
The European Council supported granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. This was announced by the head of the European Council Charles Michel.
The leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union unanimously supported granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate after the European Commission approved Kyiv’s official application.
It is worth noting that at today’s meeting the issue of Moldova, which, like Ukraine, expressed a desire to join the European Union, was also considered. The leaders of the 27 member countries of the bloc supported the status of the EU candidate from the official Chisinau.
Before the announcement of the official decision, Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak informedthat the negotiations, which decided the status of the EU candidate for Ukraine and Moldova, were more difficult than expected. According to him, some countries have also decided to submit for discussion the application from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It was also reported that on the eve of the meeting, during which the status of the EU candidate for Ukraine and Moldova was decided, a 30-meter flag of Ukraine was unfurled near the building of the European Parliament.
Moreover, the people’s deputy from the Servant of the People faction Maria Mezentseva reported that a blue-yellow flag was hung on the flagpole in front of the European Parliament building, where a meeting was held to approve the candidate’s status in the EU.
Recall that on June 23, the European Parliament supported resolution on granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership. During the voting, the document was supported by 529 Europeans out of 588 present. 45 MEPs voted against the resolution on granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of an EU candidate.
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