EU candidate countries – level 3

19-12-2023 07:00

European Union leaders agreed to initiate accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, granting formal candidate status to Georgia.

Ukraine, a candidate since 2022, has a history of EU relations dating back 30 years, marked by the Orange Revolution and the 2014 Maidan Revolution. Moldova, a candidate since 2022, had to address issues like judiciary reform and anti-corruption measures to start accession talks. Turkey, a candidate since 1999, faces a freeze on accession talks due to human rights concerns. Other Western Balkan nations, like North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, have different stages of negotiations.

EU leaders also recognized Kosovo’s EU perspective in 2022, although not all member states recognize its independence.

Difficult words: accession (the act of formally joining a group), judiciary (the system of courts in a country).

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What are some of the issues that Moldova had to address in order to begin accession talks with the European Union, and how has the EU's stance on Kosovo's potential membership evolved in recent years?


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