EU summit and supporting Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia’s EU membership prospects
MEPs will outline their expectations for the 23-24 June European Council and are set to support granting candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and advancing Georgia’s prospects.
The 23-24 June EU summit will focus on the war against Ukraine, the Conference on the Future of Europe, and economic issues. On 23 June, EU heads of state or government will also meet with Western Balkan leaders to discuss the region’s accession perspectives.
With regard to the Conference on the Future of Europe, Parliament adopted a resolution on 9 June calling for the European Council to start the process to revise the EU Treaties that would set up a Convention. This would ensure that the EU takes action on the outcomes of the Conference as soon as possible and shows its will to respond to citizens’ demands for institutional reform.
After the debate on the European Council meeting, MEPs will discuss with Council and Commission representatives granting candidate status to Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Georgia. In a statement on 9 June, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President Metsola and political group leaders) urged the EU’s heads of state or government “to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, in line with Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union and as the start to a merit-based process, and to work towards granting the same status to Georgia, fulfilling the legitimate aspirations of the Georgian people.”
A resolution on the candidate status of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia will be put to the vote on Thursday.