The European Commissioner for Justice pays an official visit to Moldova

The European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, will be in the Republic of Moldova (March 1st- 2nd), to discuss “issues related to the rule of law, in the context of our country’s candidate status for joining the European Union”, according to the European Commission.

Reynders has already met with Prime Minister Dorin Recean. Officials discussed strengthening the rule of law and continuing justice reforms. He will have meetings with President Maia Sandu, but also with Minister of Justice Veronica Mihailov-Moraru.

“Commissioner Reynders will meet with President Maia Sandu to discuss the maintenance of democracy, the rule of law, and justice reforms in the Republic of Moldova. Commissioner Reynders will also meet with the Prime Minister, Dorin Recean, to discuss strengthening the rule of law and further reforms in the field of justice in Moldova and will meet with the Minister of Justice, Veronica Mihailov-Moraru, to discuss reforms in the field of justice, including the implementation of the recommendations of the Venice Commission, as well as Moldova’s efforts to improve judicial cooperation and training,” the European Commission announced in a statement.


Commissioner Didier Reynders will also meet with the head of the Legal Committee of the Moldovan Parliament for Appointments and Immunities, Olesea Stamate, as well as with representatives of civil society organizations (Institute for European Policies and Reforms and Legal Resource Center of Moldova).

According to the Ministry of Justice, on Thursday, March 2, Didier Reyndes and the Minister of Justice Veronica Mihailov-Moraru will hold a press briefing.

We remind you that, on June 23, 2022, the European Council granted the Republic of Moldova the status of a candidate country for EU accession.

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