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EU agrees to talks on inclusion of Ukraine and Moldova into the Union

Brussels. European Union (EU) leaders have agreed to launch accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova and grant candidate status to Georgia.

The EU will also open negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina once the required degree of compliance with membership criteria is met, Xinhua news agency quoted European Council President Charles Michel as saying.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his disagreement, writing on the social media platform X that “starting accession negotiations with Ukraine is a bad decision. Hungary did not participate in this decision.”

Ukraine and Moldova submitted their applications to become EU member states in February and March 2022 respectively, and were granted candidate status in June this year.

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