EU leaders accept Ukraine and Moldova as membership candidates - official

EU and Western Balkans leaders meet in Brussels
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders have accepted Ukraine and Moldova as membership candidates of the European Union, European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday evening.

"Agreement. #EUCO has just decided EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. A historic moment", Michel said in a tweet referring to the European Council of EU leaders (EUCO).

(Reporting by Bart Meijer)