European Council President Charles Michel, speaking at the Western Balkans Summit, expressed confidence that EU leaders would grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova.
“This is a crucial moment for the EU. It is also a geopolitical choice that we will make today and I am convinced that we will grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and express a clear and strong European perspective for Ukraine, Georgia. and Moldova, “he said.
“An important meeting with the leaders of the Western Balkans is also taking place, an important moment because there is a strong political will to reactivate the process in the Western Balkans, to send a very clear and strong message,” he said. He added that “at the moment there are discussions in Bulgaria, we are closely monitoring the situation.” “With the French presidency, we are putting proposals on the table so that we can start negotiations with Albania and Northern Macedonia as soon as possible,” said the President of the European Council.