At a press conference held after a European Union Council meeting, Clement Beaune said, "EU countries have reached a broad consensus, even a full political consensus, on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for membership in the EU."
Tuesday's discussions resulted in a complete consensus on the possibility of considering the aspirations for membership of Moldova, Georgia and especially Ukraine, Beaune said.
The European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said that the EU should grant Ukraine membership candidate status as a morale booster for the Ukrainians.
The EU has reached a "total consensus" on granting Ukraine "candidate status" to join the bloc, media reported on Tuesday, citing a French minister. pic.twitter.com/0L16W2TPk7