The European Commission has recommended granting the status of a candidate member of the EU to Ukraine and Moldova, but did not recommend the same for Georgia European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced at a press conference on June 17
With regard to Georgia, the European Commission recommended that its European membership prospects be recognized.
But before granting the country candidate status, Tbilisi will need to implement a number of reforms, the commission said.
The decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status will be considered by the presidents and prime ministers of the EU countries at the summit in Brussels on June 23-24. A positive decision requires the unanimous support of all 27 EU states.
The European Parliament on June 8 supported a resolution calling for granting Ukraine candidate status for EU membership, with 438 MEPs voting in favor. Next day, the leaders of the factions of the European Parliament called for Ukraine and Moldova to be granted candidate status, as well as there to be more work on granting the same status to Georgia.