EU to earmark five million euros to back Moldovan government in implementing Association Agreement
17:15 | 05.06.2020 Category: Official
Chisinau, 5 June /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Ion Chicu today had a meeting with Head of the European Union Delegation in Moldova Peter Michalko. The officials discussed the economic situation in Moldova and EU and the evolution of the epidemiological situation, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The sides reviewed the progress made in fulfilling Moldova’s commitments within the Moldova-EU Association Agreement, among which 25 normative acts, meant to transpose the European legislation, were worked out and approved.
To boost the process of implementing the conditions related to EU’s macro-financial assistance, the government gave final touches and approved, as a priority, the law on procurements in the energy sector, fields of water, transports and post services, as well as the law on the finding out of infringements in the field of prevention of money laundering and financing terrorism, with the way sanctions are imposed.
The Moldova-EU Association Committee, held in Chisinau on 19 February 2020, represented an important platform for dialogue and confirming the authorities’ commitment to make progress in the cooperation with EU.
EU conveyed to Moldova’s authorities a list of eight short-term actions as pre-condition for resuming the political dialogue in full format and disbursement of the installment II of the Macro-financial Assistance (present programme).
Progress has been made in the creation of the joint Moldova-Latvia investigation team on the bank fraud file. A draft law was registered for the abrogation of the Citizenship through Investments Programme, which is under approval now. Actions related to the strategy of reform in the justice sector and the reform of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) are under implementation.
The Audiovisual Council and the Competition Council were notified to present proposals on the carrying out of the peer-review evaluation. The parliament’s juridical commission for rules and immunities approved a draft law on non-commercial organizations, which is to be discussed at a plenary meeting.
Peter Michalko informed about the allocation of five million euros for backing Moldova’s government in the process of implementing the Association Agreement.