Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Commissioner Štefan Füle visits Moldova: ‘Now it is important to sustain this dynamic’

Last week the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Commissioner Dacian Cioloş the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leancă during his first visit to an Eastern Partnership country this year.

Our relations are developing at full speed. Last year we made number of strides forward: we initialled the Association Agreement, lifted the quota for Moldovan wine, and started the process to lift visa requirements’, the Commissioner said.

‘Now it is important to sustain this dynamic’, he highlighted in his speech, by focusing on effective completion and implementation of reforms. 'The integrity and independence of the state institutions needs to be fully restored and guaranteed, all the more after the political crisis of last year  by constitutional reform, deep judicial reform, the fight against corruption and improvement of the business climate are essential'.

‘We on our side remain committed to the signature of the Association Agreement, which is the blueprint for modernising Moldova with our considerable assistance’, he continued and encouraged to have a look at the text to see the benefits and opportunities this agreement and closer cooperation with the EU offer to everyone here but also in the neighbourhood – contrary to some of the myths being spread around.


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