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EU nations approve opening of enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week

16:24, Friday, 21 June, 2024
EU nations approve opening of enlargement talks with Ukraine and Moldova next week

European Union countries on Friday formally approved the launch of accession negotiations with war-torn Ukraine and Moldova next week, another step in the two nations’ long journey to join the 27-nation bloc.

Belgium, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union, said member states have agreed on a negotiating framework.

“This opens the way for launching the negotiations on Tuesday 25 June in Luxembourg,” the Belgian presidency said. Talks will be launched with two intergovernmental conferences․

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