Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova have received country status

Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova have received country status


The European Union has decided to grant both Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova the status of EU candidate country, but the accession process is much more complex.

During a short press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke about these issues.

The European official claims that both EU candidate countries have “tasks to do” before the next stage of the accession process, CNN reports, at the same time, she added that the decision taken on Thursday, once again confirms that the EU it remains united and strong in the face of external threats, referring to Russia’s attitude.

Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova must do their “homework”

Regarding this accession, the President of the EC was convinced that Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova will act quickly and implement all the necessary reforms for EU accession.

Thus, “All countries must do their homework before moving on to the next stage of the accession process, but I am convinced that all will act as soon as possible and work as hard as possible to implement the necessary reforms,” ​​he said. Ursula von der Leyen.

Later, in a post on her personal Twitter account, the head of the European Commission also spoke about the decision taken on Thursday. Ursula von der Leyen claims that the decision to grant the status of candidate countries for the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine “strengthens us all” in the face of Russian imperialism.

The European Union is more united, but also stronger

In the context of EU enlargement, she added that the move confirms that the EU remains strong and united in the face of external threats.

In his opinion, “It strengthens Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, in the face of Russian imperialism. And it strengthens the EU. Because it shows the world once again that we are united and strong in the face of external threats, “she said.

For his part, the President of the Council emphasized the importance of such a message of unity, given the current situation. “It is a very strong message that is being conveyed. A message of unity, of determination in political terms “, added the President of the Council, Charles Michel, during the conference.