Moldovan PM and deputy PM of Ukraine discuss common European integration path

On June 25, 2024, in Luxembourg, Prime Minister Dorin Recean and Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefanishyna, discussed Moldova and Ukraine’s shared path towards European integration, according to a government press release.

Both officials congratulated each other on the historic start of their countries’ accession processes to the European Union. They pledged to work diligently to negotiate the best accession terms for the benefit of their citizens.

Emphasizing the importance of strengthening the European community, especially in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, Dorin Recean stated, “Accelerating closer ties with the European Union has become an existential imperative for Moldova and Ukraine to ensure border security and protect our citizens.”


During their discussions, the officials highlighted the achievements of both countries in aligning their national legislative frameworks with European standards and implementing reform agendas. These efforts were instrumental in receiving positive evaluations from the European Commission and approval for negotiation frameworks by EU member states’ ambassadors for Moldova and Ukraine.

Prime Minister Dorin Recean and Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna agreed to continue their constructive dialogue and mutual support toward joining the larger European family. They discussed leveraging EU assistance and expertise to develop infrastructure projects, strengthen borders, and enhance institutional capacities for European integration efforts in both states.

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