European Parliament: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine may apply to become EU members

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"Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – like any other European state – have a European perspective and may apply to become members of the [European] Union," a resolution of the European Parliament on Russian Pressure on Eastern Partnership countries and in particular destabilisation in eastern Ukraine states. In the resolution adopted on 17 April, the European Parliament condemned Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine, and called on the European Union to tighten sanctions against Russia. The European Parliament also stressed the "urgent need" for a strong common energy security policy . The document touches upon the topic of allocating additional financial aid for Goergia and Ukraine for effective implementation of the Association and the Free Trade Agreements.

"Whereas Russia is still occupying the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali / South Ossetia, in violation of the fundamental norms and principles of international law; whereas ethnic cleansing and forcible demographic changes have taken place in the areas under the effective control of the occupying force, which bears the responsibility for human rights violations in these areas;

...pursuant to Article 49 of the TEU, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – like any other European state – have a European perspective and may apply to become members of the Union provided that they adhere to the principles of democracy, respect fundamental freedoms and human and minority rights and ensure the rule of law," the resolution reads.
The European Parliament "calls on the Council to sign the AAs/DCFTAs between the EU and its members states and Moldova and Georgia, respectively; expresses its approval of the proposal for a Council decision of the provisional application of the EU-Moldova and EU-Georgia AAs immediately upon signature," the document states.

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