Support for European integration
“We will continue to maintain our partnership to bring Moldova closer to the EU. “We want to support Moldova’s efforts to fulfill the conditions for obtaining candidate status for EU membership,” he said.
According to him, the support will be aimed at strengthening the economy and the energy sector. The European Union will also support the reforms necessary to set European standards in Moldova.
“We want to develop the country, we want to build a strong state that can provide security and stability to its citizens, we want to fight corruption, develop the economy and give young people a chance to work and develop at home. “We chose European integration as a development model,” Moldovan President Maia Sandu said at the same press conference.
He emphasized that the friendship with the EU has been confirmed by long years of cooperation in many fields.
Charles Michel added that the European Union plans to provide additional military equipment to the Moldovan armed forces.
“This year, we plan to significantly increase our support by providing additional military equipment to Moldova’s armed forces,” he said.
The head of the European Council noted that the EU will provide support in the fight against disinformation and cyber attacks.
Moldova’s desire to join the European Union
On March 3, Moldovan President Maia Sandu announced that her country has applied to join the European Union with the aim of “providing a decent life for future generations”.
“Today we are signing an application for accession to the European Union, it was sent to the President of France, who heads the EU. We are ready to do everything to fulfill this fundamental duty of the country,” he said.
Sandu also signed the relevant document in the presence of Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa and the country’s parliament speaker, Igor Grosu.
The President said that Moldova’s “growth” took 30 years, but now the republican authorities are ready to take responsibility for the future, because the people “want to live in peace, democracy and prosperity.”
Before that, Sandu has repeatedly noted that it is necessary to accelerate the European integration of the republic, and this desire is shared by the Moldovan government.
On 11 April in Luxembourg, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Oliver Varhelyi gave questionnaires to the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Moldova to initiate the EU accession procedure. In response, Moldovan Foreign Minister Nikolai Popescu announced that he was ready to answer all questions within a week in order to determine how ready the republic is for European integration and in which areas efforts should be made to improve the result.
On April 12, Popescu said that the Moldovan authorities plan to receive support from all European Union member states for the republic’s European integration process.
“We hope to fill out the survey quickly and accurately, we have a lot of time pressure. In May-June, after we have finished filling out the questionnaire, we plan to meet with the president and prime minister, as well as representatives of absolutely every country that is part of the EU, ”he said. The weather of Moldova 1 TV channel.
He noted that Moldova has been carrying out processes for many years to align legislation with EU norms. According to him, the country has passed a significant part of the road to the European Union and in many respects deserves to be a candidate for the union. The Minister also believes that the situation in Ukraine has focused the EU’s attention on certain geopolitical issues, Moldova had to make a historic decision.
“Moldova has a very broad support front in the European Union, which allows us to count on technical support from the European Commission and political support from EU member states,” Popescu said.