Moldovan president welcomes opinion of European Commission, which recommends giving Moldova status of country candidate for accession to EU
14:32 | 17.06.2022 Category: Political
Chisinau, 17 June /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu has welcomed the opinion of the European Commission, which today recommended that the EU member states give Moldova the status of country candidate for accession to the European Union.
The head of state stressed that the recommendation was based on the understanding that Moldova would undertake additional efforts in key sectors, such as justice, combating corruption, public administration and human rights.
„These are exactly the fields in which we assumed to make changes before the citizens and we will observe our commitment. The Commission will monitor the progress registered in these sectors till the end of 2022. We rely on the fact that, at the meeting of the European Council due on 23-24 June, the EU member states will back the European Commission’s recommendation and will give our country the status of country candidate. This is an important moment for Moldova’s future and this is the hope which our citizens need. We know that this process will be complex; yet, we are determined to cover this road, the goal of which is our country’s anchoring in the European value space, on the way of progress and well-being,’’ Maia Sandu said.
For his part, Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Nicu Popescu said that today was a new historical day in the process of Moldova’s integration into the European Union. ‘’We made together the next step of the country’s irreversible rapprochement with the great European family. Along with the team from the Presidency, Government and Parliament, we are determined to boost the reforms expected by our citizens. We are aware that this process will be complex, yet, oriented to a clear-cut objective – Moldova’s development and modernization and getting the status of EU member,’’ Nicu Popescu said.
The European Commission’s College today adopted the opinions on the applications of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia to become members of the European Union.