On November 8, Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels recommended to start of negotiations on the accession of Ukraine and Moldova to the European Union and granting Georgia the status of a candidate for the EU.
"Ukrainians are deeply reforming their country and preparing for accession, even while fighting an existential war. Today, the Commission recommends that the Council opens accession negotiations with Ukraine," Ursula von der Leyen.
The head of the European Commission reports that Ukraine has fulfilled about 90% of its obligations for joining the EU:
"The main progress was achieved in the field of constitutional justice, the reform of the selection of the High council of justice, the anti-corruption program, the fight against money laundering, important measures to curb oligarchs, in public life, as well as the new media law and progress on national minorities," Ursula von der Leyen.
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda welcomed the decision of the European Commission and added that the EUCO can start negotiations on the inclusion of Ukraine (and Moldova) in the EU already in December of this year.
"We have a historic opportunity to build a stronger Europe," Gitanas Nausėda.