During the Parliamentary Dimension Assembly of the Central European Initiative (ICE), Mihai Popșoi, Vice President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, emphasized the need for ICE member countries to prioritize countering Russian propaganda. Popșoi highlighted the divisive nature of propaganda and called for a unified response to combat its impact on societies.
Roberto Antonione, Secretary-General of ICE, outlined the initiative’s ambitious goals, stressing the importance of becoming a political platform for stabilizing the region, fostering economic development, and ensuring social progress. Antonione initiated a debate on strengthening multilateralism to better represent the shared interests of ICE member countries.
Erika Hasznos, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Moldova, acknowledged the region’s challenges, particularly in the European integration process. She commended Moldova’s commitment to hosting Ukrainian refugees and advancing its candidacy for EU accession through comprehensive judicial reforms.
Moldova, holding the ICE presidency in 2023, reaffirmed its openness to bilateral and multilateral cooperation within the Central European Initiative. The recent Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Chisinau further emphasized the collaborative efforts needed to address regional challenges.