EU bilaterally supports Moldova to fight crisis by reallocating 87 million euros
16:15 | 09.04.2020 Category: Official
Chisinau, 9 April /MOLDPRES/ - The European Commission on 8 April made public more details on the providing of EU’s assistance globally to cover the immediate needs and for overcoming the long-term consequences triggered by the epidemiological crisis. The assistance due to be provided to Moldova through bilateral programme is estimated at 87 million euros. This sum is made up of funds available from other European assistance programmes in force, which will be re-directed for counteracting the consequences of the crisis, the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAEIE) press service has reported.
In the context, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Oleg Tulea said: ‘’We highly appreciate the assistance provided by EU on this difficult period, which is meant to support the country’s effort in counteracting the epidemiological crisis and its consequences. In particular, we welcome the systemic and long-lasting approach, which sees both immediate measures for the health system and for backing the vulnerable segments and the social needs, as well as a comprehensive programme for improving the economy.’’
The aforementioned assistance is meant to complete the funds worth 140 million euros in all, earmarked by EU to all Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries from the regional assistance programme. We remind that, from the regional programme meant for EaP, EU allocated 30 million euros through the World Health Organization for the medical systems, about 11.3 million euros for supporting the vulnerable categories and the social needs, which will be turned to account through civil society organizations and about 100 million euros for the improvement of the economy, especially of small- and medium-sized enterprises.