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Ukraine and the EU 2022: negotiations on granting Ukraine candidate status

Some countries want the status of a candidate for membership in the European Union, in addition to Ukraine and Moldova, to one more state, the correspondent noted.

The journalist spoke about the difficulties that arose in the European Council during the negotiations on granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate / photo REUTERS

At the negotiations in the European Council on granting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership turned out to be more difficult than expected.

Some states want Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive candidate status for EU membership, wrote in Twitter Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak.

“Negotiations on granting candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova in the European Council are proving to be somewhat more difficult than originally thought, since some countries want to receive candidate status for Bosnia as well,” he said.

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Recall, on February 28, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed an application for Ukraine’s membership in the EU. Moldova and Georgia also wanted to get the status of candidates for joining the association of states.

On June 17, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the EC had recommended that the European Council provide Ukrainian state the status of a candidate for the European Union.

On June 23, the European Parliament adopted a resolution granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership.

The decision of the European Council on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for membership in the association of states is expected on the 23-24th.

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