Ukraine's bid to join EU gets major boost as executive backs candidacy
Ukraine's bid to join the European Union received a major boost on Friday morning, after the bloc's executive said it believed the country should be formally considered for candidate status in the wake of Russia's invasion.
Speaking in Brussels, the European Commission's President Ursula von der Leyen said the Commission recommends "that Ukraine is given candidate status. This is of course on the understanding that the country will carry out a number of further reforms."
"In the view of the Commission, Ukraine has clearly demonstrated the country's aspiration and the country's determination to...