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5/18, 5:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Michel proposes new group for EU candidates

European Council President Charles Michel proposed on Wednesday the formation of a European Geopolitical Community, which would seek to "forge convergence and deepen operational cooperation to address common challenges, peace, stability and security on our continent."

The group would comprise the countries of the Western Balkans and the EU's Eastern Partnership that are either candidate for joining the bloc or aspiring to become so. "I will propose that a conference be held around or after the summer," Michel tweeted. "This conference will bring together the leaders of the EU and those of the partner countries concerned to discuss the concrete options for this new common project."

Among those countries is Ukraine as part of the Eastern Partnership, which is seeking to become a candidate for the EU this summer.

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