The EU steps up its support of Moldova with an additional 53 million

The European Union continues to support Moldova and help it manage the current refugee crisis. According to the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, “Today, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, announced an additional €53 million to help the Republic of Moldova cope with the multiple repercussions of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. This support will take the form of a budget support programme to be delivered as quickly as possible”.

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, said: ‘The EU stands
by Moldova in these difficult times. As our additional package demonstrates, we continue to
provide support to help the country deal with the severe impact of Russia’s war against
Ukraine, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and energy crisis. European solidarity with Moldova
is stronger than ever.’

This €53 million budget support includes:
• the €150 million Macro-Financial Assistance Programme to be disbursed in the
coming months.
• €8 million in humanitarian assistance, to provide emergency support at border
crossing points, transit points and reception centres, as well as to ensure basic living
conditions to refugees currently displaced in Moldova.
• €15 million to support the dignified and efficient processing of refugees and the
secure transit and repatriation of third-country nationals, working closely with the
International Organization for Migration (IOM).
• €15 million to support the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM). The Mission
has recently redirected its activities to assist the Moldovan border guards in managing
the arrival of refugees. The Mission will work hand in hand with Frontex, which is
increasing its deployment in the country, following the Status Agreement on border
management cooperation signed on 17 March 2022 by the EU and Moldovan
• Through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, 18 countries (17 Member States plus
Norway) have offered large quantities of shelter items, energy supply and medical aid.
The Commission has also mobilised medical equipment from the rescEU medical
stockpiles hosted by Hungary and the Netherlands.

Source: European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova

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