Currently The European Commission will prepare opinions on applications from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. The next step will be to grant these countries candidate status.

The process is long and complex, and the final step requires the approval of all 27 member states.

Moldova President Maya Sandu on Thursday signed the country’s formal application to join the European Union. We want to live in peace, democracy and freedom, Sandow said at a press conference in Chisinau after the signing of the document.

The letter was also signed by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and Parliament Speaker Igor Gross.

– Moldova took 30 years to reach maturity, but today the country is ready to take responsibility for its own future – confirmed Sandu, showing journalists the signed document.

Georgia has officially applied for membership in the European Union – Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on Thursday. On Monday, Ukraine’s application for membership in the European Union was signed by the head of the country attacked by Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky..

– Georgia is a European country and continues to make a valuable contribution to defense and development (Europe Editor) – Georgian Prime Minister confirmed after signing the official request.

On Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for “EU institutions should take steps to grant Ukraine candidate status to the EU“.

Ukraine and Georgia have already signed association agreements with the European Union, which, however, do not guarantee further integration.