Moldova makes historical step for integration in EU family in one year of governance, parliament speaker says
16:43 | 11.07.2022 Category: Political
Chisinau, 11 July /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova has made a historical step for integration in the European Union’s family through getting the status of country candidate for accession to EU in one year of governance. The leader of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Igor Grosu, today made statements to this effect at a news conference during which unveiled the results achieved by PAS in one year at rule.
The PAS leader noted that the authorities would focus the efforts and resources necessary, in order to make the citizens’ living better. ‘’In this year, we have managed to provide significant assistance to citizens through the compensation of the gas invoices, increasing the subsidization fund in agriculture and increasing by 40 per cent of the list of compensated medicines. At the same time, we got the free movement of carriers to EU, we voted the law on misinformation in mass media and we appointed honest heads at the head of state institutions. We still have much to do; we are to advance in the justice reform, ensuring the energy security and to develop more social projects. Moldova will get the support needed for the country’s modernization and we will make efforts for the Moldovans to better live in their country,’’ Igor Grosu said.
Attending the event, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita said that the last year had not been easy at all, as Moldova faced more major crises. ‘’One year ago, we started making proper order in the state’s institutions and achieved a free and courageous justice. The government managed to increase the export quotas in EU; we increased the investments for roads’ repair and we increased the pensions. At the same time, we managed the biggest crisis of refugees in the country’s history. I am sure that we will overcome all difficulties, as we want a better country. We re-brought the confidence that Moldova deserves being in the European family. We will further support businesses and the economic growth and will carry the major projects through. I am sure that we will overcome the crises well and we expect the future which we promised you,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
At the snap parliamentary elections held on 11 July 2021, the Action and Solidarity Party picked up 52 per cent of the votes, which represented 63 MP mandates.