European Council grants EU candidate status to Georgia - Council President

“A clear signal of hope for their people and for our continent”, the European Council President said in the post following the Council’s summit, addressing the enlargement package. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 14 Dec 2023 - 21:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Charles Michel, the European Council President, on Thursday said the Council granted Georgia the European Union membership candidate status.

In his social media post, Michel noted the Council had also decided to open accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, while negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina would be opened, “once the necessary degree of compliance with the membership criteria is reached”.