PM participates in Moldovan European Integration Forum
14:24 | 13.12.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 13 December /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova’s priorities and perspectives on the way of accession to the European Union were discussed at the Moldovan European Integration Forum today. Attending the event, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita said that the 2022 edition was special one, taking into account the fact that, just several months ago, Moldova had got the status of candidate for accession to the European Union, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
„This new situation represents, first of all, a guarantee of the irreversibility of our road of Moldova’s transformation into a modern, prosperous, well-governed European state, with a resilient economy and an independent justice – a goal of the entire society, which exceeds the time limits of one political cycle. For the first time since the acquiring of the independence, we have a true country project, which we have the historical duty to carry through, for the good of all people on this land,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
According to the PM, on its European integration way, Moldova faces a string of challenges, among which the hybrid war, inciting to destabilization, resorting to energy as weapon and misinformation as regards the benefits of the accession to EU. In the context, the prime minister stressed the importance that all those who share the European credo join efforts, in order to persuade the people that Europe means development, freedom, security and solidarity. Also, the prime minister referred to the need of attracting professionals who have knowledge in public policies and are oriented to results, in order to involve them in activities concerning the European integration. ‘’We need people who are to write, along with us, a new page in Moldova’s history,’’ Natalia Gavrilita emphasized.
The PM noted that, since the moment of integration, it was important to turn to good account complementary platforms to the process itself, such as the European Political Community, the summit of which Moldova will host next year. At the same time, Natalia Gavrilita stressed that, beyond the strategic goal to become member of the European family, priority was the ending of the war in Ukraine, which makes Moldova vulnerable, given the lack of a security umbrella.
„We regard the future accession to the European Union as an additional guarantee for our country’s security. At the same time, it will be much easier for us to combat corruption and criminality, when we will fully benefit from instruments provided by the police cooperation or when we will be able to issue warrants of arrest, thus limiting thieves’ possibility to avoid responsibility. Till then, yet, we will have to make quick steps – expected by the people from Moldova – in order to reconstruct the rule of law state and bring the law on the forefront. Moldova is at a historical crucial moment. Our duty is to use this chance and I am fully confident that, by working together, we will succeed!’’ the prime minister added.