• European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MIKE CORDER
    BRUSSELS - The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia's influence and bind it more closely to the West.
    Meeting at a summit in Brussels, leaders of the EU's 27 nations mustered the required unanimous approval to grant Ukraine candidate status. That sets in motion a membership process that could take years or even decades.
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted his gratitude and declared: “Ukraine's future is...
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  • European Union leaders agree to make Ukraine and Moldova candidates for EU membership after giving bids a speedy review

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    BRUSSELS - The European Union has agreed to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership, setting in motion a potentially yearslong process that could pull the embattled country further away from Russia's influence and bind it more closely to the West.
    Ukraine applied for EU membership less than a week after Moscow invaded on Feb. 24.
    The decision by the leaders of the 27-nation bloc to grant Ukraine candidate status Thursday was uncharacteristically rapid for the EU. But the war and Ukraine's request for fast-track consideration lent urgency to its cause.
    The EU also granted candidate...
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