The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu, begins a working visit to Brussels today. He will have several meetings with high-ranking European officials.
“Today, I begin a working visit to Brussels with the aim of promoting the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union and discussing the significant progress made by our country with high-ranking officials, such as Olivér Várhelyi, the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, Gert-Jan Koopman, the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement of the EU, and other representatives from European institutions.The visit takes place ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s report on enlargement, which will be presented in the first half of November,” Popescu wrote on social media.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, welcomes the decision of the European Parliament to approve the resolution on the start of accession negotiations for the Republic of Moldova to the European Union. “It is a recognition of our substantial progress in implementing the nine recommendations of the European Commission since obtaining candidate country status,” Popescu wrote.
The European Parliament (EP) has voted for the resolution to begin accession negotiations for the Republic of Moldova to the European Union by the end of the year, announced MEP Siegfried Mureșan.
On March 19, 2023, the European Parliament (EP) called for the start of accession negotiations for the Republic of Moldova to the European Union by the end of 2023, following the fulfillment of the nine recommendations outlined by the European Commission. A resolution to this effect was adopted by the European Parliament, with 555 votes in favor, 49 against, and 26 abstentions.
On June 23, 2022, the European Council voted to grant candidate status for accession to the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
The Republic of Moldova submitted its application for EU accession on March 3, 2022.
On June 17, 2022, the European Commission recommended granting candidate status to the EU for Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.