Moldovan Parliament President calls for EU to recommend opening accession negotiations at European Conference

Igor Grosu, the President of the Moldovan Parliament, has called for the European Commission to recommend opening negotiations for Moldova’s accession to the European Union (EU) during the European Conference of Parliament Presidents. This is the first time Moldova has participated in the event as a candidate country for EU membership.

In his speech, Grosu addressed the challenges facing Moldova, particularly in light of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. He highlighted the waves of refugees, disruptions to trade and energy supplies, as well as the social and economic consequences of the conflict. He also mentioned the direct and hybrid attempts to destabilize Moldova’s reform process and endanger its democratic power.

Grosu emphasized that Moldova is not currently facing any immediate military threats and that the country is focused on creating better opportunities for future generations by aligning its legislation and practices with those of the EU. He stated that the goal is to obtain recognition for Moldova’s sustainable and significant progress and to receive a recommendation from the European Commission for the opening of accession negotiations with the EU. He also expressed a desire to launch discussions on negotiations by the end of 2023.


Moldova submitted its application for EU membership on March 3, 2022, amid the difficult challenges posed by the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Moldovan government is committed to maintaining internal security and accelerating reforms to strengthen the country’s resistance. The Moldovan Parliament President’s speech highlights the country’s commitment to its goal of joining the EU and its determination to overcome the obstacles it faces.

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