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Moldova, tiny, poor and bordering Ukraine, gets EU candidacy

Jun. 23, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — The European Union announced Thursday that it has granted EU candidate status to Moldova, a poor non-NATO Eastern European country bordering war-torn Ukraine, which likely won’t enjoy the perks of full bloc membership for years to come. Along the road,...

European Commission recommends Moldova gets candidate status

Jun. 17, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm recommended on Friday granting Moldova — a tiny, non-NATO country that borders Ukraine — EU -candidate status, marking the beginning of its path to joining the 27-nation bloc that will be contingent on a series of key reforms. ...

Macron hints of Ukraine visit to carry 'message of support'

Jun. 15, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Wednesday that he would soon go to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy but said he would not publicly discuss details about such a trip. Answering a journalist’s question during an official...

Macron: NATO troops in Romania are a "powerful deterrent"

Jun. 14, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Romania on Tuesday to hold bilateral talks and meet with French troops stationed there who are part of NATO’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Macron’s visit to Romania, a European Union member...

Live updates | UN secretary-general renews calls for peace

Jun. 03, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday renewed his call for an immediate halt to violence on the 100th day of the war in Ukraine. The U.N. chief also called for urgent protection for civilians, unfettered access to provide them with humanitarian aid and...