Moldovan foreign affairs ministry, EU Delegation discuss with NGOs, state institutions latest developments in implementing recommendations for accession to EU
18:04 | 21.07.2023 Category: Official
Chisinau, 21 July /MOLDPRES/ - State Secretary at the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry (MAEIE) Stela Leuca, along with Head of the European Union’s Delegation in Chisinau Jānis Mažeiks have co-chaired an informing meeting for representatives of the civil society and state institutions, focused on the implementation of those nine recommendations for Moldova’s accession to EU, especially on the presentation by the European Commission from 22 June 2023 and the Moldovan authorities’ actions dealing with the concerned presentation, the MAEIE’s press service has reported.
Attending the meeting were also representatives of the Justice Ministry, State Chancellery, Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, Moldovan President’s Apparatus and National Anticorruption Centre.
EU’s Ambassador to Moldova Jānis Mažeiks reiterated the main elements of the European Commission’s presentation from 22 June 2023 and stressed the importance that the Moldovan authorities continue their efforts, including in the fields described as carried out by the European Commission (for instance, the consultation of the Venice Commission and the civil society’s involvement in the decision-making process). For her part, the state secretary at MAEIE, Stela Leuca, highlighted the progress made by Moldova in the implementation of those nine recommendations of the European Commission, formulated in the context of accession to EU. She also informed about the Moldovan authorities’ plans till the publication of the EU’s Enlargement Package for 2023, due in next October. The representatives of the national public authorities referred more in detail to the actions carried out and the planned ones as regards the justice reform, prevention and combating of corruption, de-oligarchization and strengthening the capacities of the public administration.
The civil society’s representatives backed the EU Delegation’s position as to the importance for the Moldovan authorities to continue their efforts in carrying out those nine recommendations. At the same time, they referred to the conclusions of the second alternative report on the carrying out of the Action Plan for the implementation of those nine recommendations. The action plan is carried out by the Institute for European Policies and Reforms, Expert-Grup Independent Analytical Centre and the Legal Resources Centre from Moldova, within the #ThinkTanks4EUMembership initiative and in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Moldova.