Moldovan PM has discussion with European Commissioner
16:44 | 30.09.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 30 September /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita and European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn today discussed the agenda of reforms for speeding up the European integration process and the present situation in Moldova, in the context of the developments in the region, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The officials noted that Moldova was going through a chain of complex crises, triggered by the war in Ukraine, and to consolidate the resilience to numerous challenges, the country needs, in continuation, the financial support of foreign partners.
The PM said that, despite the difficult situation in Moldova, the authorities would stay fully involved in the implementation of reforms and the European integration would remain the irreversible strategic goal of the domestic agenda. According to the prime minister, following consultations, decision-makers have already approved an ambitious and comprehensive action plan, in order to fulfill those nine conditions formulated by the European Commission.
„The getting of the status of country candidate for accession to EU makes us be more resolute in overcoming the crises, especially in the sectors mentioned by the European Commission. We are determined to work hard and not look for shortcuts on the way towards accession. At the same time, we expect maximal efficiency in the cooperation with our European partners and we are sure that our rapprochement with the European Union, through getting the new status, will yield concrete results for the people,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
The officials referred also to the energy situation in Moldova, stressing that the country remained the most vulnerable state, which needs alternative sources of supply. At the same time, the prime minister said Moldova counted on the establishment of a mechanism of solidarity, which is to back the country in the procurement of energy at accessible prices, as well as on support for the further integration into the European energy market, through the consolidation of the energy inter-connections with the neighbor countries and through the increase in the exchange of electric energy between Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.