SNAPSHOTS

For Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, EU Aid Remains More Likely Than Accession

MIN READMar 8, 2022 | 19:32 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 15, 2021.

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 15, 2021.

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Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia are unlikely to join the European Union for the foreseeable future, but the bloc will look for alternative ways to increase economic and political cooperation with them as a part of its geopolitical competition with Russia. France, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, announced on March 7 that the bloc will officially assess membership requests from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. EU heads of state and government will probably discuss the issue during a summit on March 10....

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