. Ukraine Is Now Officially A Candidate For The European Union « JO LEE MAGAZINE

HUFFINGTON POST – The president of the European Council, former Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, announced the news on Twitter. “A historic moment,” Michel wrote. “Our future is together.” The council — which comprises the heads of state of all EU member countries — additionally approved candidate status for Moldova, which also worries about Russian ambition regarding its territory. Neither country will immediately join the 27-country bloc: European officials want both countries to improve their judicial systems and tackle systematic corruption to meet EU standards before beginning membership negotiations, which are unlikely to start any time soon.

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