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'Important moment for Moldova' as European leaders gather for political summit

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  European leaders are gathering in Moldova on Thursday for a political summit spotlighting a country heavily impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine. This second summit of the European Political Community will see nearly 50 leaders discuss peace and security issues as well as energy and climate. Moldova's President Maia Sandu said at the opening of the summit that the European Political Community could "grow into a key platform for pan-European action for security, for peace, for Europe." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who attended the summit in person, warned that Europe should not have doubts about security, EU unity, or meeting the challenges of our time. He said that a "clear invitation" to NATO and a "clear positive decision" on Ukrainian EU accession were needed as he warned against Russian aggression. What is the European Political Community? French President Emmanuel Macron first called for the new forum for diplomacy in a speech at the