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EU-Moldova: relations developing at full speed

EU-Moldova: relations developing at full speed

EU-Moldova releations are “developing at full speed”, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle said yesterday after meeting Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leancă in Chisinau yesterday.
Speaking to the media following the meeting, Commissioner Füle listed the steps forward taken in the last year: “we initialled the Association Agreement, lifted the quota for Moldovan wine, and started the process to lift visa requirements.”
“Now it is important to sustain this dynamic and use the promising potential for the benefit of the people in this country” by focusing on effective completion and implementation of reforms, he added.
“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. Constitutional reform, deep judicial reform, the fight against corruption and improvement of the business climate are essential. I have seen encouraging progress over the last months on some of these key issues; but much remains to be done.”
Füle said the EU remained committed to the signature of the Association Agreement, “which is the blueprint for modernising Moldova with our considerable assistance”.
Pointing out that the text of the Agreement had also been published in Romanian and Russian, he encouraged “everyone 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.” (EU Neighbourhood Info)


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