According to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the European Council should make a decision by the end of 2023 regarding the start of the process of negotiations on the accession of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia to the European Union.
Michel made the above statement at a joint press conference with the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, in Chisinau.
"The European Commission should publish the following report on the EU accession process, which will cover the European perspective for Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, as well as the Western Balkans. I want to make it clear that I intend to put this issue on the agenda of the European Council by the end of the year. This means that by the end of the year, the Council should make a decision regarding the start of the process of negotiations on the accession of these countries to the European Union. This political decision will be based on the report that the European Commission will publish. I sincerely hope that a positive decision will be possible by the end of the year," said Charles Michel.
*The quotes in the article have been double-translated from Georgian and wordings may be inaccurate.