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European Union leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status

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European Union leaders on Thursday are set to make Ukraine a candidate for joining the 27-nation bloc, a first step in a long and unpredictable journey toward full membership that could take many years to navigate.
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The granting of EU candidacy to Ukraine is merely a PR stunt, just ask the Turkish who signed the same deal in 1999

The granting of EU candidacy to Ukraine is merely a PR stunt, just ask the Turkish who signed the same deal in 1999

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For all the talk of helping Ukraine, the bloc simply can't afford to have Kiev as a member
For the European Union's leadership to recommend that the 27-member bloc votes to designate Ukraine as a candidate for eventual membership is like introducing your dodgy new fiancé to your parents, who fake-smile, knowing that the odds are low of you ever making it down the aisle as a couple.
Worse, it would be like you explaining to them: “ I can change/fix him!” Meanwhile, you know that he's a much less attractive partner than your previous ones with whom you failed to seal the deal.
On the one...
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Algeria, Niger, Nigeria resume talks on Trans-Sahara gas pipeline

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The revival talks come as the European Union seeks to wean itself off Russian gas following the invasion of Ukraine.
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Ukraine EU Membership-Candidate Status Explained and What Happens Next

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Ukraine will have to establish rule of law and an independent judiciary before it meets criteria for EU membership, no easy task with a system riddled with corruption inherited from its Soviet past.
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EU Leaders Will Back Ukraine As Candidate Member Today - Here's What That Means

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The decision would herald the first official step on the long road to EU membership that offers no indication of how long the process could take or whether Kyiv will ultimately be allowed to join the bloc.
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European Union leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status

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European Union leaders are set to grant Ukraine a candidate status to join the 27-nation bloc
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European Union leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status

European Union leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status

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BRUSSELS - European Union leaders on Thursday are set to grant Ukraine candidate status to join the 27-nation bloc, a first step in a long and unpredictable journey toward full membership that could take many years to achieve.
Making the war-torn country a contender now seems to be a done deal after leaders were initially divided on how fast they could move to embrace the war-torn country's bid that was launched only a few days after Russia launched its invasion on Feb. 24.
According to several EU diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity before the summit in Brussels, Ukraine will...
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