“The European Council decided to recognize the European Perspective of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The future of these countries and people lies within the EU,” said the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during the debates held in the European Parliament on Ukraine’s issue.
According to Charles Michel, Georgia will receive the EU candidate country status once the priorities outlined in the European Commission’s 12-point recommendations are addressed.
“The Kremlin’s barbaric war against Ukraine has marked a tectonic shift on our Continent and created a new geopolitical reality. Last week with 27 leaders, we took a number of major, new geopolitical decisions.
First, we decided to recognize the European Perspective of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The future of these countries and people lies within the EU. And we also decided to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova, and this sends a strong message to their people and our European Union citizens.
We are also ready to grant the candidate status to Georgia once the priorities in the European Commission’s Opinion have been addressed,” Charles Michel said.
The European Council on June 23 recognized Georgia’s European perspective, while Ukraine and Moldova received the EU candidate status.