The European Parliament supported granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate

The European Parliament supported granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate

The European Parliament adopted a resolution in support of granting Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership. MEP Volodymyr Bilchik announced this on his Twitter.

– The European Parliament by an overwhelming majority of votes adopts a resolution on the candidate status of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia: the voting results speak for themselves. A clear signal of support for the candidate status for Ukraine and Moldova ahead of today's EU meeting,” he wrote.

529 MEPs supported the resolution, 45 against, 14 abstained.

Ahead of the opening of the two-day meeting of the European Council, European Council President Charles Michel expressed confidence that a positive decision would be made today regarding our countries.

This is a defining moment for the European Union. I am sure that today we will grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. We also express a clear and strong European perspective for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova,” he said.

The European Council meeting will last two days. In addition to granting EU candidate status to countries, the leaders of the 27 EU states should also discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the blocking of Ukrainian ports by the aggressor country.

Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna previously stressed that all EU member states agree to grant candidate status to Ukraine. Earlier, KP in Ukraine wrote about how the status of an EU candidate will affect the lives of ordinary Ukrainians

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