Moldova should stick to ambitious objectives, Commissioner says


The recent election of Moldova’s President by its Parliament paves the way for restoring the cohesion of Moldovan society, said Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle following his meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filattoday, 29 March.
The meeting was very timely coming less than two weeks after the Moldovan Parliament elected a President of the Republic. I wish to use this opportunity to congratulate all the citizens of the Republic of Moldova on this important event,” the Commissioner said.
The meeting took stock of EU-Moldova relations, focusing on two important recent developments, the Commissioner said, namely the revision of the visa facilitation agreement (further easing for Moldovan citizens the procedure for obtaining Schengen visas, and making them cheaper in more cases), and “the encouraging outcome of the first round of our negotiations on a deep and comprehensive free trade area signaled that the completion of a comprehensive EU-Moldova Association Agreement was within reach.”
The reform plans of the Moldovan government for the rest of the current parliamentary term were also the focus of the discussions. “With greater political stability at hand,”Štefan Füle encouraged Prime Minister Filat “to stick to ambitious objectives that will, in line with the aim of the Eastern Partnership, bring the Republic of Moldova ever closer to the European Union in terms of respect for our shared democratic values, economic performance and social welfare.”
He emphasized thaton this pathMoldova was already setting a positive example in many areas and stressed that he was looking forward to a very productive meeting at the next EU-Moldova Co-operation Council. (ENPI Info Centre)
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