The European Commission has adopted the views on the applications of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia to become Member States of the European Union and has recommended to the EU Member States to grant our country the status of candidate for accession on the understanding that Moldova will make additional efforts in a number of key areas such as justice reform, the fight against corruption and public administration. The announcement was made today, June 17, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu.
“It is a new historic day for our accession to the European Union. Today, the College of the European Commission adopted Opinions on the applications of the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia to become EU Member States […] We are a European country, our language, Romanian is an official language of the Union, we have a European history, with a European democratic political system. We count on the fact that at the European Council in the meeting of June 23-24, the member states will support the recommendation of the European Commission, a decision that will anchor us to the longest-lived project of peace, prosperity and democracy on the European continent “, said Popescu.
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It is worth reminding that on May 12, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița sent to the EU Ambassador to Chisinau, Jānis Mažeiks, the second completed part of the questionnaire on obtaining the status of EU candidate country for the Republic of Moldova.
Please also note that on April 22, the Republic of Moldova officially handed over to the European Union the first completed questionnaire, after submitting the application for intent to join the EU. Moldova’s application for membership of the European Union was signed by the country’s President, Maia Sandu, Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu and Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița on March 3.
On June 9, the European Parliament requested the granting of the status of candidate state to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the European Council, which will take place between June 23 and 24.