However, the French president made it clear that the accession process for Ukraine would be “demanding”.
The President of France welcomed the decision of the Summit to grant accession status to Ukraine and Moldova Emanuel Macron. Speaking of a “historic decision”, the French president characteristically stated “we owe all this to the Ukrainian people”.
He made it clear, however, that the accession process would be “demanding”, and acknowledged that the decision was part of the wider context of Russia’s war in Ukraine. “It is a political decision, I fully recognize it,” he said.
Agreement. The European Council has just decided to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. Historic moment. Today is a crucial step on your path to the EU. Congratulations to Volodymyr Zelensky, Maya Sandu and the people of Ukraine and Moldova. “Our future is together,” he said in a Twitter post President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
The decision of the Summit to grant accession status to Ukraine and Moldova, and to approve Georgia’s accession perspective was also welcomed by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
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