At a summit in Brussels this Thursday (3 p.m.), the European Union will decide whether Ukraine, which has been attacked by Russia, will have the status of an EU accession candidate. Ahead of the deliberations of the heads of state and government, there are signs of broad support for a corresponding recommendation from the EU Commission. However, the decision must be taken unanimously by all 27 states.

In addition to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are also waiting for the prospect of EU membership. The Commission also recommends candidate status for Moldova. Georgia should only get it when it meets certain reform requirements. All three countries had officially applied for EU membership shortly after the start of the Russian war against Ukraine.