EU parliament backs Ukraine, Moldova as leaders meet in Brussels | News | DW

The European Parliament has voted in favor of granting Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status while leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the issue on Thursday.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said the parliamentary vote had been “unequivocal” and that the European Council “should grant candidate status today” to the two countries. “This will show leadership, resolve and vision in context of Russia’s war against Ukraine,” she tweeted.

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European Union leaders are also set to give their opinion on Thursday as they meet to discuss the possibility of backing the proposal, a first step in a long journey toward full membership that could take up to a decade to come to fruition.

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