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EU Agrees to Move to Next Step in Ukraine’s Membership Bid

  • The decision is mostly symbolic and the process remains long
  • Ambassadors want an early opinion from executive arm
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European Union ambassadors agreed on Tuesday to call for an initial assessment of Ukraine’s chances of joining the 27-nation bloc.

The envoys will ask the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, to look into the possibility, according to officials who declined to be identified speaking on a confidential issue. EU leaders are expected to discuss Ukraine’s prospects at a summit in Paris on March 10-11, the officials said.