Posted on 16.09.2011 in Featured, Moldova, News

EP recommends Moldovan prospects of joining EU

The European Parliament recommended to the Council, the Commission and the European External Action Service to offer Moldova prospects of joining the EU. 

Jerzy Buzek © European Union, 2010 – EP
Jerzy Buzek © European Union, 2010 – EP

Recommendation concerning among others maintaining partnership with Moldova based on “more for more” principle, resolution of the Transnistrian conflict, negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area as well as the ongoing Visa Dialogue were approved by a large majority.

President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek said in his statement that the outcome of the vote indicates the growing importance of Moldova in Europe and its significant role as a partner of the EU. He stressed how important would EU perspectives be as an impulse to continue reforms in the country. Moldova has shown in recent years a strong commitment to pursue these reforms and thus “greater political and financial support should be available”.

“The European Parliament is encouraging a “people to people” approach. I welcome the European Commission’s action plan for visa liberalisation. (…) Free travel and free trade will help Moldovans build a prosperous future,” President Buzek said.

Detailed recommendations can be found on the EP website.

Source: European Parliament