Ukraine and Moldova very much welcome the European Commission’s decision to nominate both countries as candidate countries for EU membership.
The leaders of the 27 member states will decide next week whether to follow that line.
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky thanked the EU’s daily management via social media for its “historic decision”. “It is the first step on the path of EU membership that will certainly bring our victory closer.”
Moldovan President Maia Sandu spoke of an important moment for the future of her country. “This is the hope our citizens need. We know the process will be difficult, but we are determined to follow this path.”
Like Zelensky, she expects the green light from EU leaders next week.