Tbilisi (GBC) - The European Commission recommends that the European Council grants Georgia candidate status. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, made the relevant statement at the press conference in Brussels.

The Commission recommends that the Council grants Georgia the status of a candidate country on the understanding that a number of steps are taken.

The press conference in Brussels, at which Von der Leyen and European Commissioner for Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi will present the report on EU enlargement to the media, started a few minutes ago.