Chancellor Olaf Scholz comes to the EU summit in Brussels

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz comes to the EU summit in Brussels Photo: dpa

    From BZ editors

    The European Union has officially admitted Ukraine to the group of candidate countries.

    In addition, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and his colleagues decided at an EU summit on Thursday to also grant Moldova the status of a candidate country, as Council President Charles Michel announced.

    He described the decision in the online service Twitter as a “historic moment”.

    Candidate status is the first step in a lengthy EU accession process.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has welcomed his country’s EU candidate status. The step is a unique and historic moment in bilateral relations, Zelenskyj explains.

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