Transport MEPs back EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate agreements with Ukraine and Moldova to make the cross-border transport of goods easier. The new EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova would replace existing bilateral transport agreements with EU countries and temporarily facilitate road […]

Moldovan agricultural exports liberalised for a year to support its economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The International Trade Committee gave its green light on Thursday to double the amount of Moldovan agricultural products exported to the EU tariff-free. MEPs in the International Trade Committee approved a proposal to double quotas on seven agricultural products, the export of which has […]

Grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova without delay, MEPs demand

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU leaders must live up to their historical responsibility and give a clear political signal to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, confirming their European perspective. With 529 votes to 45 and 14 abstentions, Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution calling on the Heads of State […]

The European Commission recommends to Council confirming Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia’s perspective to become members of the EU and provides its opinion on granting them candidate status

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presented its Opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council. Today’s Opinions are based on the Commission’s assessment in light of the three sets of criteria to […]

EU facilitates increased exports for Moldovan agricultural products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. More Moldovan plums, grapes and other agricultural products should soon be coming to European markets tariff-free. The European Commission has today proposed a regulation allowing for temporary improved market access for the remaining seven products from Moldova which are still subject to tariff rate […]

Ukraine: EU humanitarian operation in the Republic of Moldova enhances assistance for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the start of Russia’s invasion on 24 February, the refugee influx of civilians fleeing Ukraine to reach neighbouring countries has resulted in skyrocketing humanitarian needs. The Commission is working on all fronts to provide emergency assistance to people in need, including by supporting […]

Moldova: EU steps up its support with an additional €53 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, announced an additional €53 million to help the Republic of Moldova cope with the multiple repercussions of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. This support will take the form of a budget support programme to be […]

European security: Parliament delegation to visit Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee will visit Moldova from 31 March to 2 April, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Led by the Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Urmas Paet (Renew Europe, Estonia) and the Chair of […]

EU signs agreement with Moldova on Frontex cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union signed a legally binding agreement with the Republic of Moldova on border management cooperation between Moldovan border guards and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The agreement was signed on behalf of the EU by Ylva Johansson, Commissioner […]

Moldova: EU highlights the need for continued implementation of the reform agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union has published a report on the Association Implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement. The report is published ahead of the 6th EU-Moldova Association Council on 28 October. It concludes that, while the second half of 2020 saw Moldova […]

EU disburses €50 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €50 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to the Republic of Moldova. This disbursement is part of the €3 billion emergency MFA package for ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners, which aims to help them respond […]

The EU provides €36.4 million to tackle COVID-19 and support police reform in the Republic of Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union has disbursed a grant of €36.4 million for the Republic of Moldova to continue supporting country’s fight against COVID-19 and police reform. Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi confirmed the disbursement during the visit of Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița […]

EU co-ordinating the urgent delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, a consignment of 21,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines is being delivered to Moldova from Romania to support the country’s response to the pandemic. This delivery follows Moldova’s request for vaccines through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, to which Romania has responded rapidly with […]

Who is culpable in the EU for Ukraine’s defection to Russia?

The 350,000 to 500,000 people who protested yesterday, even violently at times, in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, belonged, theoretically, to the three opposition parties, which had organised the rally. Unquestionably however, all Ukrainians believe that President Viktor Yanukovich – who decided at the last minute to turn down an Association Agreement with […]