Deputy Prime Minister Nicu Popescu says that after a significant period in which the Republic of Moldova successfully implemented the recommendations of the European Union, member states of the Union issued a positive vote for the opening of accession negotiations. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the decision of the European Council represents a historic moment for the Republic of Moldova, as reported by IPN.
Nicu Popescu mentioned that the decision of the European Council is a historic moment for the Republic of Moldova, marking the most significant step so far towards the country’s accession to the large family of the European Union.
“In recent years, we have closely collaborated with all state institutions to implement essential reforms. Achieving 94% of the recommendations of the European Commission is clear evidence of our determination to make concrete changes and bring the Republic of Moldova to European standards. We are on the right path, and we are determined to continue this transformation,” stated the Deputy Prime Minister.
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“Congratulations to all of us with this important decision, which irreversibly opens the path to the large family of the European Union – a space of peace, security, and democracy,” Minister Popescu added.
Prime Minister Dorin Recean asserts that with the decision of the European Council, the Republic of Moldova initiates accession negotiations with the European Union. According to him, Moldova is European, and our future lies in the EU, writes IPN.
“The historic decision of the European Council is the result of the effort we have all made in recent years, together with President Maia Sandu. We know what we have to do, and we are determined to continue reforms to become part of the large European family as soon as possible,” stated the Prime Minister.
In its Thursday session, the European Council decided to open accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. In the same session, Georgia was granted candidate status. Additionally, the EU will open negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina once the necessary degree of compliance with accession criteria is reached, inviting the European Commission to report by March for such a decision.