EU hands Ukraine, Moldova candidate status

By Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski
Updated June 23 2022 - 7:06pm, first published 7:03pm
European Council President Charles Michel (left) says Ukraine is on the path towards the EU.

European Union leaders have formally accepted Ukraine as a candidate to join the EU, a bold geopolitical move triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine but a reminder that the 27-member bloc will need a major overhaul as it looks to enlarge again.